Wish for the Holidays 2013

6896 letters pledged

Thousands of children agree: our families have the right to be together.

Welcome to A Wish for the Holidays, a project to tip the balance NOW in favor of immigration policies that treat families fairly.

Every day, families across the country are separated by deportations and immigrant detentions. 5.5 million children live with the fear that one of their parents could be deported. And millions of families are separated by a seemingly endless family visa backlog. These policies threaten the fabric of all of our communities. It just isn’t right.

This June, after Congress failed to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill, President Obama announced that he would take executive action on immigration to make policies “more humane.” People across the country have been calling on the President to do what’s in his power to stop deportations, reverse unjust policies, and expand relief to keep families together and move immigration policy in the right direction. Now, more than ever, the President needs to hear from us that our families and communities are suffering and we need him to provide broad relief now.

Children know that families belong together. A Wish for the Holidays is their chance to speak out. Between now and the end of November, we will collect thousands of children’s letters expressing one, shared wish: “President Obama, take action now. Keep families together!” In December, a youth delegation will deliver these letters to the President as he prepares to spend time with his own family during the holidays.

Letters can come from children and youth of all ages and all backgrounds. Check out our Gallery of letters from last year. Then download our Activity Guide to learn more and get started. Make sure to follow our Letter Writing Guidelines and mail in your letters no later than December 3rd.

Thank you for helping to make this powerful wish!

Letters can come from children and youth of all ages and all backgrounds. Check out our Gallery of letters from last year. Then download our Activity Guide to learn more and get started. Make sure to follow our Letter Writing Guidelines and mail in your letters by December 3rd

Thank you for helping to make this powerful wish!