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Rep. Gutiérrez on CHC Meeting with DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson

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April 9, 2014

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Cross posted from the office of Representative Gutierrez.
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“We opened a new front today in the fight to protect American families,” – Rep. Gutiérrez

Washington, DC – This morning, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) participated in a meeting hosted by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in the U.S. Capitol with Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson. At the meeting, Secretary Johnson was formally presented with the six page memo from the CHC that outlines measures the Obama Administration can take under current law to protect some immigrants and their families from deportation. The off-the-record meeting with the Secretary lasted about an hour and afterwards, Rep. Gutiérrez issued the following statement:

Congressional Women Leaders Visit “Women’s Fast for Families”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 8, 2014

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Matt Lee
(202) 225-1766

Call for House Vote on Bipartisan Immigration Reform Legislation

Washington, DC – Today, women leaders in Congress visited the “Women’s Fast for Families” on the National Mall and met with the more than 100 courageous women who are fasting for 48 hours to protest the Republican Leadership’s failure to bring HR 15, a bipartisan immigration reform bill, to the House floor for a vote. This event is the culmination of a month of fasts and other activities held across the country to highlight the impact of our broken immigration system on women and emphasize the urgent need for reform.

Washington’s Top Bi-Partisan Immigration Decision Makers Meet with 100 Women Fasters

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April 8, 2014

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Leslie Patterson, 646-200-5326
leslie@berlinrosen.com

Women more determined than ever to pressure leaders to pass immigration reform and stop deportations

[Washington, DC] – A day without food has only increased the determination of the 100 women who arrived yesterday morning to start a 48-hour fast to show the kind of courage federal leaders must find to move immigration reform and stop deportations. Today, fasters—including those who current face deportation themselves—will meet with the Department of Homeland Security as well as additional members of Congress.

100 Women Launch 48-Hour Fast on National Mall as Culmination of Month-Llong Women’s Fast for Families

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April 1, 2014

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Leslie Patterson, 646-200-5326
leslie@berlinrosen.com

Following more than 1500 women fasting at 80 events across 35 states, DC and Mexico City, women will converge in DC to push lawmakers to act on immigration reform and stop deportations

[Washington, DC] – 100 women from across the country will gather and hold a press conference to launch a 48-hour fast to feed the courage of lawmakers to pass comprehensive immigration reform and take executive action to stop deportations on April 7th at 11:00AM at the National Mall at 4th Avenue, near the Air and Space Museum, in DC.

Women Welcome Discharge Petition to Advance Comprehensive Immigration Reform

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March 26, 2014

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Leslie Patterson, 646-200-5326
leslie@berlinrosen.com

We Belong Together women leaders to stand with Congresswoman Pelosi at launch of discharge petition on HR 15, urge pro-immigration reform Republicans to sign on and pass bipartisan reform once and for all

Washington, DC—We Belong Together leaders will be present at the launch of the discharge petition on HR 15, which will take place Wednesday morning on the steps at the East Front of the Capitol. House Democrats are introducing the petition in an attempt to move comprehensive immigration reform legislation past the roadblock set up by House Leadership.

Women Condemn Anti-Immigrant Acts Passed by House and Ask: Why is the GOP out to Hurt America?

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March 13, 2014

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Leslie Patterson, 646-200-5326
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On the 6th day of the Women's Fast for Families for Fair Immigration Reform — through which more than 1000 women are fasting to demonstrate their hunger for deportation relief and a common sense immigration reform law — women across the country are raising their voices to condemn the House of Representatives for passing the “ENFORCE” act (HR 4138) and the “Faithful Execution of the Law” act (HR 3973).

Women Immigration Activists Launch Month of Fasting Targeted at Key House Republican Districts

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March 7, 2014

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Leslie Patterson, 646-200-5326
leslie@berlinrosen.com

Wave of 24-hour fasts to move across 20 states and Mexico City, including districts where women’s vote could decide November midterm elections

WASHINGTON, DC – On Saturday, International Women’s Day, women’s leaders will kick off a month of fasting and action designed to pressure key Republican targets to take up fair immigration reform this year or risk losing the women’s vote in the November midterm elections.

PRESS CALL: Women Leaders Reveal Plans to Pressure GOP to Take Up Immigration Reform This Year

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February 18, 2014

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Leslie Patterson, 646-200-5326
leslie@berlinrosen.com

Undocumented mother of two to speak about her struggle as a woman in our immigration system

Now that House Republicans have backtracked yet again on immigration reform, leading women’s rights and immigration reform advocates are revealing their plans to turn up the heat on members of Congress who are standing in the way of reform. More than 75 women leaders representing 60 labor, faith, women's groups and immigrant rights organizations will convene a Women’s Summit on Immigration to strategize how to win immigration reform that will be fair to and inclusive of women.

House Republican Principles a Start but Still Not Legislation

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January 30, 2014

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Leslie Patterson, 646-200-5326
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Must Ensure Women and Families are Included

On January 30th, 2014 House Republicans released their principles on immigration reform. The following is a statement from Pramila Jayapal, Chair of We Belong Together, a national campaign to win immigration reform that treats women fairly.

Economic Opportunity Threatened by Immigration Reform that Excludes Women and Families

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January 28, 2014

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Leslie Patterson
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In Response to Obama’s Statements on Immigration Reform

In tonight’s State of the Union, the President reiterated support for immigration reform and stressed the importance of passing legislation in 2014. He highlighted the economic benefits of immigration reform; however, he did not make specific demands of the House, indicating that he will give House Republicans time and space to develop their own approach to reform.

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