Press Releases

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Marzena Zukowska, Earned Media Strategist
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c: 708.990.0389

Statement on DHS Review of For-Profit Immigrant Detention Centers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 29, 2016

Contact: 

Roxana Bendezú
e: roxana@domesticworkers.org
c: 202.826.3547 | @RoxanaBendezu

Following the Department of Justice’s announcement earlier this month that they will begin to cut ties with private prison corporations, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced today that they will be reviewing the use of for-profit immigrant detention centers.

Statement from Andrea Cristina Mercado, Co-Chair of the We Belong Together Campaign and We Won’t Wait Spokesperson:

We Belong Together Welcomes DOJ Announcement to End Contracts with Private Prisons, Calls on DHS to Follow

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 19, 2016

Contact: 

Roxana Bendezu, 202.826.3547
roxana@domesticworkers.org

Washington, DC -- Today the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced plans to phase out contracts between the Federal Bureau of Prisons and private prison corporations. This welcome news will affect 13 federal prisons operated by private companies (GEO Group, Corrections Corporation of America and Management and Training Corporation) and comes in response to investigations and tireless organizing exposing widespread abuse and multiple deaths in these facilities.

Nos Mantenemos Unidas Aplaude la Acción tomada por el Departamento de Justicia para pedir una nueva audiencia en la Corte Suprema en el caso de Estados Unidos v. Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 20, 2016

Contact: 

Contacto con los medios: Roxana Bendezú
e: roxana@domesticworkers.org
c: 202.826.3547 | @RoxanaBendezu

Washington, DC -- El pasado 23 de junio, el Tribunal Supremo de Estados Unidos emitió una decisión de empate (4-4) en el caso que respecta a los programas de acción ejecutiva del Presidente Obama, diseñados para proporcionar alivio de la deportación a cerca de 5 millones de miembros de la comunidad indocumentada - Acción Diferida para Padres de Estadounidenses (DAPA, por sus siglas en inglés) y la expansión de la Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA+, por sus siglas en inglés). La decisión mantiene un bloqueo contra DAPA y DACA+, evitando que sean implementadas.

We Belong Together Welcomes Filing of Petition to the Supreme Court by the Justice Department for Rehearing in United States v. Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 19, 2016

Contact: 

Roxana Bendezu
202.826.3547
roxana@domesticworkers.org

Washington, DC -- On June 23rd, the US Supreme Court issued a 4-4 tie decision on President Obama’s executive action programs designed to provide relief from deportation to close to 5 million members of the undocumented community - Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) and the expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA+). The decision maintains the block against DAPA and DACA+, preventing them from being implemented.  

Yesterday the Department of Justice filed a petition with the Supreme Court for rehearing in United States v. Texas.

Nos Mantenemos Unidas se Compromete a Continuar la Lucha por Nuestras Familias y Comunidades

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 23, 2016

Contact: 

Marzena Zukowska
e: marzena@domesticworkers.org
c: 708.990.0389 | @MarzenaZukowska

La Decisión Dividida del Tribunal Supremo Sostiene Erróneamente el Bloqueo de las Acciones Ejecutivas del Presidente Obama sobre Inmigración

Washington, DC - Las miembras de la campaña Nos Mantenemos Unidas reciben con gran decepción la decisión dividida del Tribunal Supremo sobre los programas de acción ejecutiva del Presidente Obama diseñados para proporcionar alivio contra la deportación a cerca de 5 millones de miembros de la comunidad indocumentada - Acción Diferida para Padres de Estadounidenses (DAPA, por sus siglas en inglés) y la expansión de la Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA+, por sus siglas en inglés).

We Belong Together Vows to Continue the Fight for Our Families and Communities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 23, 2016

Contact: 

Marzena Zukowska
e: marzena@domesticworkers.org
c: 708.990.0389 | @MarzenaZukowska

Supreme Court’s Split Decision Erroneously Maintains the Block on President Obama’s Executive Actions on Immigration

Washington, DC -- We Belong Together is greatly disappointed in the Supreme Court’s split decision on President Obama’s executive action programs designed to provide relief from deportation to close to 5 million members of the undocumented community - Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) and the expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA+). This decision not only creates legal confusion but forces immigrant communities to continue living in fear of their families being ripped apart.

Nos Mantenemos Unidas Condena Anuncio que ICE Esta Planeando Mas Redadas Contra Familias Refugiadas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 13, 2016

Contact: 

Marzena Zukowska,
marzena@domesticworkers.org, 708.990.0389

Washington, DC – Ayer salió la noticia que la Administración de Obama estaba planeando redadas de inmigración (ICE) en los próximos dos meses, pretendiendo arrestar y deportar a cientos de madres y niñas/os refugiadas Centroamericanas. Estas madres y niñas/os han llegado a la frontera de los Estados Unidos en búsqueda de protección e huyendo de violencia terrible y amenazas en sus países de origen.

We Belong Together Condemns Announcement that Immigration and Customs Enforcement Planning Escalation of Raids Targeting Refugee Families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 13, 2016

Contact: 

Marzena Zukowska,
marzena@domesticworkers.org, 708.990.0389

Washington, DC – Yesterday news broke that the Obama Administration is planning to conduct Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids over the next two months in an attempt to round up and deport hundreds of refugee mothers and children from Central America. These mothers and children have come to the US fleeing terrible violence and threats in their home countries and seeking protection at the US border.

30+ Mothers on 48-Hour Hunger Fast Join Thousands in Washington, DC for Supreme Court’s DAPA Oral Arguments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 18, 2016

Contact: 

Marzena Zukowska, 708-990-0389
marzena@domesticworkers.org

(Washington, DC) -- Today, more than 30 undocumented mothers who have been on a 48-hour weekend hunger fast, will join together with thousands of people from around the country to urge the Supreme Court to unfreeze DAPA during the Court’s historic oral arguments. The undocumented mothers, many of whom qualify for DAPA, have traveled from 10 different states and will be joined by members of the We Belong Together immigration campaign.

Nos Mantenemos Unidas y el Immigration Advocates Network Lanzan “Hacia Delante” para Mujeres Inmigrantes en el el Día Internacional de la Mujer 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 8, 2016

Contact: 

Marzena Zukowska, marzena@domesticworkers.org, 708.990.0389
Pat Malone, pmalone@immigrationadvocates.org, 212.781.2140

Washington, DC -- Hoy en el Día Internacional de la Mujer, Nos Mantenemos Unidas / We Belong Together, junto con el Immigration Advocates Network lanzará “Hacia Delante,” un nuevo sitio de web para mujeres inmigrantes y sus familias con herramientas, recursos confiables, e información actualizada para entender sus opciones migratorias y sus derechos.

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