Press Releases

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B. Loewe, 773.791.4668,
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We Belong Together Urges Obama Administration to Immediately Release Mothers and Children from Family Detention

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 28, 2015

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B. Loewe, 773.791.4668, bloewe@onpoint.pro

Last week a federal judge in California found that the Obama Administration’s practice of detaining families seeking refuge and protection in the United States violates a longstanding court agreement governing the detention of immigrant children.

Women to Walk 100 Miles to Greet Pope in DC, Lift Up Call for Migrant Justice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 12, 2015

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B. Loewe, 773.791.4668
bloewe@onpoint.pro

Pilgrimage from Detention Center to DC Starts September 15th

Washington, DC

Today We Belong Together along with the #Not1More Campaign, PICO, and others announced the Women’s Pilgrimage for Migrant Justice.

Inspired by the Pope’s powerful statements on immigration, migrant women and their supporters will set off on a one hundred mile pilgrimage in hopes of greeting the Pope in DC and ensuring that their message of dignity and justice for immigrant women, families, and communities is at the center of his conversations with elected leaders there.

We Belong Together Decries Obama Administration’s Flawed Justifications for Family Detention

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 7, 2015

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B. Loewe, 773.791.4668, bloewe@onpoint.pro

Washington, DC – Today in response to federal litigation examining the legality of detaining mothers and children fleeing violence for safety in the United States, the Obama Administration urged a federal court judge to continue allowing the jailing of mothers and children – including infants and toddlers – most of whom have experienced gender-based violence or other severe trauma.

We Belong Together Applauds Ruling on Family Detention

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 25, 2015

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B. Loewe, 773.791.4668,
bloewe@onpoint.pro

Administration Should Accept Judge's Order, Release Mothers and Children Immediately

Administration Should Accept Judge's Order, Release Mothers and Children Immediately

“The judge’s ruling last night affirms what mothers inside detention and their children have been exposing since the Administration reopened the practice of mass family detention last summer. Detention is deplorable, unsafe, and unnecessary.”

Secretary Johnson Announces Changes to Family Detention System: We Belong Together Maintains Only Real Solution is to End Family Detention Altogether

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 24, 2015

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B. Loewe, 773.791.4668, bloewe@onpoint.pro

Washington, DC — In response to U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson’s announcement this morning about changes to DHS’s family detention program, We Belong Together co-chair Andrea Mercado issued the following:

We Belong Together, First Focus & Other Leading Advocates for Women & Children Denounce Homeland Security Practice of Locking Up Families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 9, 2015

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Anna Duncan, 440-204-8284, anna@domesticworkers.org
Madeline Daniels, 202-657-0664, madelined@firstfocus.org

Washington, DC – We Belong Together, First Focus and 30 organizations that advocate for the well-being of women and children sent a joint letter to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security this morning denouncing the practice of family detention and calling for the release of all families currently detained.

Immigrant Women and Families Stand Strong in the Face of Delayed Justice and Appeals Court Denial of Emergency Stay

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 26, 2015

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B. Loewe, 773.791.4668, bloewe@onpoint.pro

Today the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit rejected the Department of Justice’s request for an emergency stay in the anti-immigrant lawsuit, Texas v USA. The Department of Justice will continue litigating the politically-motivated anti-immigrant attacks on the President’s deferred action programs as the case continues on appeal.

Formerly Detained Moms Call for End to Immigrant Detention

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 21, 2015

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

With multiple Congressional leaders decrying the Obama Administration’s policy of jailing families and the New York Times calling into question the practice of immigration detention altogether, formerly detained moms are pressing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to release the hundreds of families detained in facilities in Karnes CIty, TX; Berks, PA; and Dilley, TX and end the inhumane practice of jailing immigrants awaiting their court dates, starting with the mothers and children in family detention.

Immigrant Women Join #Fight4DAPA, Demand End to Anti-Immigrant Lawsuit on Day Millions of Parents Hoped Would Finally Bring Relief

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 19, 2015

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Contact: B. Loewe, 773.791.4668, bloewe@onpoint.pro

Washington, DC – We Belong Together and immigrant women join together with faith, labor, and immigrant rights groups for a National Day of Action on May 19th, the day the new Deferred Action for Parents of Americans program (DAPA) was originally scheduled to go into effect.

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