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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 12, 2015

Contact: 

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.

Congress Playing Partisan Politics with Immigrant Families: House Republicans Vote for Anti-immigrant Amendments In Attempt to Roll Back Executive Order

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 14, 2015

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Anna Duncan
anna@domesticworkers.org
440-204-8284

Washington, DC--In the first week of the GOP-controlled Congress, House Republicans have given America a clear picture of their immigration agenda--restart the deportation machine and separate more immigrant families. This morning the House voted to pass the Homeland Security Appropriation Bill, HR 240, with five anti-immigrant amendments aimed at gutting President Obama’s Executive Action and eliminating DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and DAPA (Deferred Action for Parental Accountability).

We Belong Together Condemns Expansion of Family Detention System to Detain Women and Families Fleeing Violence

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November 19, 2014

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Washington, DC – We Belong Together condemns yesterday’s announcement by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) indicating their intention to expand the family detention system by opening the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas in December.

We Belong Together Proudly Congratulates Senator-Elect Pramila Jayapal on Her Decisive Victory in Washington State Senate Race

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November 5, 2014

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Washington, DC – We Belong Together proudly congratulates Co-Chair and Washington State Senator-Elect Pramila Jayapal in her decisive victory in yesterday’s election. “Pramila, an immigrant woman herself, has consistently been a passionate and tireless leader of the We Belong Together campaign and fought in the trenches for common-sense and humane immigration policies that honor the contributions of women. We are so proud of her and look forward to seeing her leadership make its unique stamp on the Washington State legislature,” said Miriam Yeung, co-chair of We Belong Together.

We Belong Together Outraged by Allegations of Sexual Abuse and Harsh Conditions at Family Detention Facility

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October 7, 2014

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Washington, DC – We Belong Together continues our urgent call to end the immigration detention of women and children, particularly in light of recent reports of sexual abuse by guards and staff at the Karnes County Residential Center. Over 500 women and children are detained at the Karnes facility. Many are survivors of sexual violence and trauma who have fled to the United States in search of safety and refuge.

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