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Stop ICE from Deporting Pedro Hernandez-Ramirez. Keep Him Home with His Family

Pedro Hernandez-Ramirez and his wife Seleste live in Ohio with their four children (ages 24, 21, 16, and 5).  While Pedro is not the biological father of the three eldest, he considers them to be his children and they call him Dad.  The couple’s oldest son, Juan, has cerebral palsy and is entirely dependent upon … Continue reading »

Colorlines Report: 200,000 More Deportations of Parents

New data on the deportations of the parents of U.S. citizen children remind us why family unity has to be the cornerstone of the upcoming immigration reform debate in Congress. Colorlines reports that the “federal government conducted more than 200,000 deportations of parents who said their children are U.S. citizens in a timespan of just over two … Continue reading »

200,000 More Deportations of Parents

New Colorlines Analysis Shows Steady Separation of Parents and U.S. Citizen Children Under DHS New data on the deportations of the parents of U.S. citizen children remind us why family unity has to be the cornerstone of the upcoming immigration reform debate in Congress. Colorlines reports that the “federal government conducted more than 200,000 deportations … Continue reading »

Steve King Thinks Multicultural Groups Are "People that Feel Sorry for Themselves"

Sometimes I really wonder if Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is for real. Think Progress today quoted King’s comments from a recent Iowa town hall: King said: I went to the Iowa State website and […] I typed in “multicultural” and it came back to me, at the time, 59 different multicultural groups listed to operate … Continue reading »

Anti-Immigrant Extremists Stand Against Historic Day

The beginning of deferred action made for quite an historic day yesterday, with tens of thousands of DREAMers lining up from Chicago to El Paso to Los Angeles waiting to receive assistance on their applications.  Yet in the midst of a nationwide celebration and day of victory, there remained the anti-immigrant extremists from the peanut … Continue reading »

USCIS Guidelines for DREAMers Eligible to Request Relief From Deportation

On Friday, the Obama Administration released guidelines for the President’s decision to provide qualifying DREAMers with a two year work permit and temporary relief from deportation. This relief is without a doubt the most significant victory our movement has seen in decades.  Now, with less than two weeks to go until August 15th – the … Continue reading »