Updates

Colorado mother returns to Sanctuary after Governor denies pardon

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October 17, 2017

Contact: 

Jennifer Piper, jpiper@afsc.org
Natalia Jaramillo, natalia@domesticworkers.org

Ingrid Encalada Latorre, scheduled for deportation today, decides to sacrifice freedom rather than break apart her family

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DENVER, CO - On Tuesday October 17, Ingrid Encalada Latorre – a mother of two who spent five months in sanctuary at the Denver Quaker Meeting – returned to sanctuary to avoid her deportation.

Immigrant Women Remind Trump: Families Should Be Our Priority

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October 9, 2017

Contact: 

Natalia Jaramillo, natalia@domesticworkers.org

Immigrant women respond to the anti-family, anti-immigrant agenda released yesterday by the Trump Administration

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Washington, D.C. - Over the weekend, the Trump Administration released its “Immigration Principles and Policies”. As expected from an Administration that has consistently attacked immigrant communities since before the elections, the document is nothing more than a set of guidelines to legitimize white supremacy and further the persecution of immigrants in our country.

Trump Administration and Senate Republicans Continue Attacks on Immigrant Children, Youth and Women

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September 26, 2017

Contact: 

Natalia Jaramillo, (786) 317-3524
natalia@domesticworkers.org

In the past few days, while Trump scapegoated NFL players, his Administration and Senate Republicans expanded the travel ban against Muslims, immigrants & refugees, and created a new distraction to keep Congress from passing a clean Dream Act

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Washington, DC -- We Belong Together, a campaign for humane immigration policies that protect the freedom of women and families to live in safety, is outraged at Trump’s new version of a travel ban for immigrants and refugees from several Muslim-majority countries plus Venezuela and North Korea. The campaign also opposes the “Succeed Act”, a new effort led by Senate Republicans to distract from a clean DREAM Act.

Immigrant Mothers to Congress: No Deal That Uses Young Immigrants Against Their Own Families and Communities

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September 14, 2017

Contact: 

Natalia Jaramillo, (786) 317-3524
natalia@domesticworkers.org

Rio Grande Valley, Texas - After today’s announcement of a potential immigration deal between Democratic leaders, Senator Chuck Schumer and Representative Nancy Pelosi, and President Trump, immigrant women and families throughout the country are voicing their rejection of any legislation that would pit immigrant youth and the DREAM Act against border communities and millions of undocumented families.

Immigrant Women to ICE: Show Us Your Papers

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September 13, 2017

Contact: 

Natalia Jaramillo, (786) 317-3524
natalia@domesticworkers.org

Immigrant Women and Advocates Deliver FOIA Requests to all ICE Field Offices to Expose ICE’s Impunity and Lack of Transparency

Washington, D.C. - This week immigrant women joined community groups in Boston, New York, Denver, San Francisco, and other cities to file and deliver Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). With rumors circulating of massive raids planned by the agency, the FOIA requests demand details about the planning and execution of enforcement activities as well as the procedures for targeting and capturing individuals.

#MomsResist: Women Nationwide Fast to Defend Immigrant Youth and Families

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September 7, 2017

Contact: 

Natalia Jaramillo, natalia@domesticworkers.org, (786) 317-3524
Marzena Zukowska, marzena@domesticworkers.org, (708) 990-0389

Ai-jen Poo and Alicia Garza among women around the country who are fasting in solidarity with 20 immigrant youth and mothers of DACA recipients fasting in front of Congress to demand a solution for Immigrant Youth after DACA

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Washington, D.C. - This week, mothers of DACA recipients and women throughout the country, including national movement leaders Ai-Jen Poo and Alicia Garza, are joining a national fast from September 5 to 8 in response to Trump’s announcement earlier this week, terminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which throws into chaos the lives of 800,000 immigrant youth and their families.

Immigrant Moms Respond to DACA Announcement: We Will Protect Our Children and Our Families

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September 5, 2017

Contact: 

Natalia Jaramillo, 786.317.3524
natalia@domesticworkers.org

Immigrant Women and Mothers Condemn Trump’s Racist Attack on Immigrant Youth and Announce National Fast to Protect Them and Their Families

Washington, D.C. - In the latest cruel attack on immigrant communities, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced today the decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Since its inception in 2012, DACA has allowed close to 1 million young people to support their families and contribute their talents to the country. The decision to end DACA is Trump's latest nod to the hateful racist agenda on which he campaigned.

Trump Once Again Disgraces the Country

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August 26, 2017

Contact: 

Natalia Jaramillo, (786) 317-3524
natalia@domesticworkers.org

Washington, D.C. - Last night, President Trump pardoned former Arizona Sheriff, Joe Arpaio, who was convicted for criminal contempt for disobeying a federal court judge’s order to stop the unconstitutional practice of detaining individuals based solely on suspicion about their immigration status.

The following is a statement from Sameera Hafiz, Advocacy Director for the We Belong Together, on behalf of the domestic workers and immigrant women who are part of the campaign:

We Will Not Be Fooled: Racism and White Supremacy Must Never Be Pardoned

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August 23, 2017

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Natalia Jaramillo, 786.317.3524
natalia@domesticworkers.org

Phoenix Sends Clear Message After Trump’s Speech: The Fight Against Racism and White Supremacy Isn’t Over

Phoenix, AZ -- Tonight, thousands rallied in support of immigrants to loudly denounce Trump’s attempts to pardon White supremacy. Even though he dedicated a significant portion of his speech to repeating his comments about Charlottesville, once again he equated white supremacists with the communities of color who are constantly forced to defend themselves from their hate crimes. And, even though former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's criminal conviction still stands, Trump wasted no time in using his speech to sow divisions that cause violence and hate against immigrants and all communities of color.

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