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On 5th Anniversary of SB1070, Women's Delegation Returns to Arizona and the Border to Witness Impact of Criminalization and Harsh Enforcement

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April 17, 2015

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Phoenix, AZ - April 23rd marks the five year anniversary of the notorious Arizona anti-immigrant law, SB1070, and almost five years since the We Belong Together campaign was launched with a women’s delegation to Arizona to hear from women facing the devastation of the state’s immigration enforcement machine.

As Detained Mothers Pledge to Restart Hunger Strike, Supporters Petition ICE HQ for Their Release

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April 13, 2015

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What: Press Conference and Petition Delivery in Support of Mothers Hunger Striking in Detention with their Children in Karnes, TX
Where: ICE headquarters, 500 12th St. SW Washington, DC
When: 11:00am Tuesday April 14th, 2015
Who: We Belong Together, Detention Watch Network, Grassroots Leadership, Dreamers Moms USA, Trabajadores Unidos de DC

We Belong Together joins more than 150 civil, labor, and immigrants' rights groups in amicus brief in support of deferred action

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April 7, 2015

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B. Loewe, 773.791.4668,
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Washington, DC – Immigrant women and their supporters fought hard for President Obama to implement immigration actions that would allow millions to apply for relief from deportation and work authorization. Today they continue that push alongside civil and immigrants’ rights groups in an amicus (“friend of the court”) brief filed with the court. This brief was one of several in support of lifting the injunction against the expanded relief programs.

WOMEN APPLAUD DOJ APPEAL of DAPA INJUNCTION, URGE ACTION FOR FAMILIES AS COURT CASE CONTINUES

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March 12, 2015

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Anna Duncan, 440-204-8284,
anna@domesticworkers.org
B. Loewe, 773.791.4668,
bloewe@onpoint.pro

We Belong Together Reacts to Court of Appeals Filing in Texas Lawsuit Against Deferred Action

In response to the news that the Department of Justice has filed an appeal with the 5th circuit to lift the injunction placed on deferred action by Texas Judge Andrew Hanen, We Belong Together welcomed the news and called for further action from the administration.

We Belong Together Joins U.N. Special Rapporteur’s Condemnation of the Detention of Immigrant Children and Families in the US

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March 10, 2015

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Contact: Anna Duncan, 440.204.8284,
anna@domesticworkers.org
B. Loewe, 773.791.4668,
bloewe@onpoint.pro

The We Belong Together campaign continues to call on the U.S. to act as a leader in defending human rights and immediately end this inhumane practice,” stated Andrea Cristina Mercado, co-chair of We Belong Together.

We Belong Together Applauds Regulations Issued Today Authorizing Employment for Certain Spouses of H1B Visa Holders

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February 24, 2015

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Anna Duncan, 440.204.8284,
anna@domesticworkers.org
B. Loewe, 773.791.4668,
bloewe@onpoint.pro

Washington, DC – We Belong Together applauds the issuance of regulations today authorizing employment for certain spouses of H1B visa holders. We Belong Together has long advocated for such measures as part of our efforts to seek executive action and legislative solutions that honor the needs and contributions of immigrant women. Three-quarters of dependent visa holders in employment categories are women, who do not have the opportunity to work and contribute their skills to the U.S. economy.

Immigrant Moms Bring Petition to National Governor Assoc. Conference, Security Called to Keep Them Out

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February 23, 2015

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Anna Duncan, 440.204.8284,
anna@domesticworkers.org
B. Loewe, 773.791.4668,
bloewe@onpoint.pro

"I don't understand why these Governors would want to see me taken from my children" asks Lenka Mendoza, a would-be beneficiary of the program.

Before Governors closed their association's national conference and headed to meet with the President, those who are suing the administration were close to coming face-to-face with immigrant moms who would benefit from the deferred action program.

Women from We Belong Together, Casa de Maryland, and Dreamers Moms USA arrived at the event with 3,700 signatures they collected in the past three days in hopes of delivering them to the officials seeking to deny them relief. However, the Association called security to keep the mothers out while escorting others into the building.

Las mujeres no paran tras dictamen del juez, siguen marchando hacia la inclusión

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February 17, 2015

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Anna Duncan, We Belong Together, 440-204-8284, anna@domesticworkers.org
B. Loewe, 773.791.4668, bloewe@onpoint.pro

Respuesta de la campaña We Belong Together / Nos Mantenemos Unidas a la orden deteniendo temporalmente la acción diferida

Anoche el juez federal Andrew Hanen, en Brownsville, TX, emitió su dictamen, respondiendo a la demanda iniciada por gobernadores y procuradores de 26 estados, deteniendo temporalmente la implementación del nuevo programa de Acción Diferida para Padres (DAPA por sus siglas en ingles) y la expansión de la Acción Diferida para Jóvenes (DACA). El dictamen viene apenas días antes de la fecha cuando la expansión de DACA hubiera entrado en vigor, el miércoles.

Women Undeterred by Judge's Ruling, Marching Forward Toward Inclusion

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February 17, 2015

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Anna Duncan, We Belong Together, 440-204-8284, anna@domesticworkers.org
B. Loewe, 773.791.4668, bloewe@onpoint.pro

We Belong Together Reacts to Temporary Injunction of Deferred Action

Late last night federal judge Andrew Hanen in Brownsville, TX issued a ruling, in response to the lawsuit brought by anti-immigrant governors and attorneys general from 26 states, to temporarily delay implementation of the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the new Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) programs. The ruling comes just days before the expanded DACA program was set to take effect on Wednesday.

In Response to Congressional Attacks on Executive Action, Immigrant Women Present a Common Sense Way Forward

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February 12, 2015

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Anna Duncan: 440.204.8284, anna@domesticworkers.org
B. Loewe: 773.791.4668,
bloewe@onpoint.pro

We Belong Together “Heart of the Matter” Report Suggests 6 Steps for Advancing Immigration Policy

Washington, DC- As couples and spouses prepare to celebrate their love this Valentine’s day weekend, We Belong Together issues its newly updated report, Heart of the Matter: Women, Children, and the Way Forward on Immigration Policy.

The newly updated report evaluates the likely benefits of executive action for immigrant women and families and demonstrates the need for additional steps for both the White House and Congress to take with featured profiles of women actually impacted by current policies.

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