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Cleveland City Council Passes Unanimous Resolution Urging DHS To Reunite Marine With Her Deported Husband

Some very encouraging news for Elizabeth Perez, an Ohio mom and honorably-discharged Marine Corps veteran who has been fighting for the return of her husband Marcos since his deportation in 2010. From WKYC-TV: This week, the Cleveland City Council passed an emergency resolution 15-0, urging the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizen and Immigration … Continue reading »

Senate Judiciary Committee Discusses Immigration Policy From Perspective Of Actual Immigrant Families

It’s a shame that Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) showed up to bully the witnesses of today’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the needs of women and families in immigration reform, because, as our own mothers always used to say, the worst thing you can do for a bully is give him … Continue reading »

Republicans Show They Still Don’t Get it on Immigration, Citizenship, Family Visas

Yesterday was a busy day in immigration, one in which some Republicans made clear that they still don’t really get it when it comes to immigration reform. CPAC, the conservative political action conference, actually held a panel with pro-immigration reform advocates yesterday morning, including pollster Whit Ayres and executive director of the American Action Network … Continue reading »

Potential Changes to Family Immigration System Don't Add Up

According to a report by David Nakamura in the Washington Post, “key Senators are developing plans that would make it harder for U.S. citizens to get visas for their family members while easing the path for more high-skilled foreign workers, according to aides and advocates familiar with negotiations over an emerging immigration deal.”  Said Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), … Continue reading »

United We Dream Lays Down Markers for Immigration Reform With 20 Point Plan

Here’s the press release from UWD: Today, on a telephonic press conference, immigrant youth leaders with United We Dream released 20 specific policy principles for immigration reform, laying out a common-sense agenda for change and demanding a path to citizenship in less than 7 years without any unreasonable or unfair requirements.  As the immigration reform debate kicks into high … 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 »

10,000 Children Write Letters to Capitol Hill Asking Congress to Stop Separating Families

Dozens of children gathered on Capitol Hill today to deliver over 10,000 letters in a new “Wish for the Holidays” campaign asking Congress to stop deporting loved ones and separating families.  The letters came from 27 different states and were written by children as young as four years old. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) joined the … Continue reading »