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WATCH: Rachel Maddow Covers #Fast4Families, Erika Andiola's Fight for Her Mom

Yesterday, we wrote about the passing of the #Fast4Families and how advocates like Eliseo Medina broke a 22-day fast for immigration reform by passing the baton onto others, including Rep. Joseph Kennedy III (D-MA).  Forty-five years ago, Rep. Kennedy’s grandfather, Sen. Robert Kennedy visited Cesar Chavez in California when Chavez broke his 25-day fast for … Continue reading »

Reforma Migratoria: los planetas están alineados

Por Maribel Hastings, asesora ejecutiva de America’s Voice: WASHINGTON, DC –  Mucho se habla de que 2013 es el año de la reforma migratoria y muchos se preguntan por qué esta vez es diferente a los fallidos intentos de años anteriores, particularmente los infructuosos debates de 2006 y 2007. Hay eventos que marcan un punto … Continue reading »

Arrest, Detention of DREAM Leader’s Mother Shows Why We Need Immigration Reform—And Administrative Change—Right now

Cross-posted at MomsRising: Immigration reform will be a top legislative priority this year, and it won’t be some vague policy or philosophical change that we’re asking for.  The coming battle to change our immigration policy is personal, and we fight it every day to protect our mothers, fathers, children, and family members. Last week was … Continue reading »

Reforma Migratoria: Ironía y posibilidades

Por Maribel Hastings, asesora ejecutiva de America’s Voice: WASHINGTON, DC – El pasado viernes recibí dos correos electrónicos casi al mismo tiempo. Uno sobre las figuras que participarán de las diferentes galas que celebrarán la semana entrante la segunda toma de posesión del presidente Barack Obama, y otro sobre la detención por agentes del Servicio … Continue reading »

DREAM Youth and Supporters Denounce Home Raid and Detention of Erika Andiola’s Family by ICE

Late last night, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raided the home of Arizona DREAM leader Erika Andiola and detained her mother, Maria Arreola, and her brother, Heriberto Andiola Arreola.  After immediate mobilization by the family’s supporters, and DREAMers and supporters from across the country, Heriberto and Maria were released from detention today.  But the family … Continue reading »