Updates

Immigrant Women and Children Decry Trump’s Latest Refugee and Muslim Ban

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 7, 2017

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Media Contact: Jennifer Dillon
e: jennifer@domesticworkers.org
c: (773) 860-7877

Washington, DC -- We Belong Together, a campaign of women for humane immigration policies that protect the freedom of women and families to live in safety, decries Trump’s newest executive order, in which he re-writes his previously issued refugee and Muslim ban. In an attempt to avoid the legal challenges faced by his travel ban in January, this latest executive order tries to re-do what has already been found in courts to be unconstitutional and discriminatory: target refugees, who are mainly women and children fleeing violence and persecution, and without factual basis, branding individuals from six Muslim countries as national security threats. This executive order comes at the heels of announcements over the weekend that Trump is considering adopting a policy to separate Central American mothers seeking refuge in the United States from their children.

We Belong Together Denounces Trump’s Mass Deportation Agenda

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 21, 2017

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Jennifer Dillon
e: jennifer@domesticworkers.org
C: (773) 860-7877

Marzena Zukowska
e: marzena@domesticworkers.org
c: (872) 216-3684 | @MarzenaZukowska

Washington, DC — We Belong Together, a campaign of women for fair immigration policies, denounces Trump’s moves today to further solidify his mass deportation agenda. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) tasked with carrying out the brunt of Trump’s Executive Orders on interior immigration enforcement and border security( originally announced in January) issued memorandum and FAQs today on how these orders will be implemented.

BREAKING: Jeanette Vizguerra, Undocumented Mother, Chooses Resistance to ICE and Enters Sanctuary in Denver Church

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 15, 2017

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Jennifer Piper, jpiper@afsc.org,
720-301-1858
Marzena Zukowska, marzena@domesticworkers.org,
872-216-3684
Julie Gonzales, julie@themeyerlawoffice.com,
702-891-2712

DC to Rally in Solidarity at 4:30pm in Front of ICE Headquarters (Details Below)

Centennial, CO – Moments ago, Jeanette Vizguerra, a mother of four and a longtime leader in the immigrant and labor movements, undertook an act of resistance by entering sanctuary in the First Unitarian Society of Denver, which is committed to recognizing and protecting her freedom. She was scheduled to meet with Immigration and Customs and Enforcement (ICE) for the first time after her stay of removal expired, facing the uncertainty of deportation.

We Belong Together is Outraged at Trump’s Executive Order to Ban Immigrants and Refugees from Muslim Countries

Washington, DC — We Belong Together, a campaign of women for humane and fair immigration policies, is outraged at Trump’s Executive Order, signed today, to ban immigrants and refugees from a list of Muslim countries from entering the United States. The announcement builds on this week’s orders on immigration, which set forth a vision of a police state where immigrants can be subject to enforcement actions at any time and includes plans to build a wall at the United States border with Mexico, restore the discredited Secure Communities program and expand the notorious 287(g) program and strip away federal funding from sanctuary cities.

We Belong Together Decries Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration

Washington, DC — We Belong Together, a campaign of women for fair immigration policies, decries Trump’s Executive Orders on immigration announced today. In the orders, Trump sets forth plans to further militarize the U.S.-Mexico border by enabling the construction of the border wall. He further orders the restoration of the notorious and discredited Secure Communities program, as well as stripping federal funding from sanctuary cities, policies which were originally initiated by faith communities to protect refugees fleeing war.

Statement of We Belong Together Submitted to the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary Hearing on “Attorney General Nomination”

Members of the Committee, we are We Belong Together. Thank you for the opportunity to
submit this statement for inclusion in the record for today’s hearing. We Belong Together is a
campaign co-anchored by the National Domestic Workers Alliance and the National Asian Pacific
American Women’s Forum to mobilize women in support of common-sense immigration policies
that will keep families together and empower women. We Belong Together was launched on
Mother’s Day in 2010 and has exposed the dangerous impact of immigration enforcement on

Resisting Trump’s Mass Deportation Agenda In the Streets and In the Courts

THE ADVENT OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION has plunged many immigrant communities into uncertainty. While this moment is still surreal, we can say this: For decades, immigrants have put their bodies on the line—fasting, marching, taking arrest, speaking out publicly—to demand and win protections. Wherever Trump promises to inflict pain, immigrants and their allies can draw on this history to mount a powerful resistance.

Children Call on Elected Officials: “Protect Immigrant and Muslim Communities”

“I don’t want anything for Christmas, but one of my wishes is to keep my family protected. Not just my family, but our immigrant community”, wrote 17 year-old Elena from Miami, Florida, whose father was deported, and mother alone has to care for her and four younger siblings.

We Stand Ready

The outcomes of the 2016 election represent a devastating and dangerous setback for our communities. The divisive and anti-immigrant rhetoric that has framed this election season will clearly continue with the new leadership.

There is no doubt the road ahead of us will be difficult. It will require that we all step forward to defend our values and our communities.

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