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#100Women100Miles To Keep Walking “For The 11 Million Undocumented People Still Excluded From Relief”

A new op-ed from Ai-jen Poo, Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, reminds us of the strength, courage, and inspiration we can draw from the 100 women who embarked on a 100 mile walk earlier this month to see Pope Francis in Washington, D.C. “As we journeyed from town to city, through heat and … Continue reading »

“Every Step You Took Was A Prayer”: 100 Women Complete 100 Mile Journey For Immigrant Families

100 women and their supporters ended their 100 mile walk at McPherson Square in Washington, D.C. last night, over one week after starting their trek at a detention center in York, Pennsylvania. The women — many embracing and in tears as they walked into the square to the sounds of cheers and applause — began their walk to call … Continue reading »

ICYMI: The “100 Women” Remind Us What Courage And Leadership Look Like On Immigration

In Midst of Ugly Anti-Immigrant Demagoguery by GOP Candidates, Immigrant Women Pilgrimaging to DC Inject Refreshing Dose of Morality into Immigration Debate As the GOP candidates continue to fill the airwaves with xenophobic rhetoric and anti-immigrant demagoguery, a courageous group of immigrant women is showing leadership in ways the Republican Party has not. On their … Continue reading »

Two Must-Read Pieces From The Incredible Women Walking 100 Miles To Greet Pope Francis In D.C.

The 100 women making the 100 mile pilgrimage from Pennsylvania to DC to greet Pope Francis are about a quarter of the way there — they were at mile 26, at last count — and two new pieces from recent days highlight the message of dignity and compassion the walkers want to share with both … Continue reading »

100 Women Begin 100 Mile Walk To DC To Welcome Pope Francis And His Pro-Immigrant Message

100 women and their supporters began a 100 mile walk today to greet Pope Francis in Washington, D.C. as he visits for a historic address to a joint session of Congress next week. Inspired by his call for dignity for immigrants, migrants, and refugees — a key plank of his Papacy — the women are … Continue reading »

Pilgrimage For The Pope, A Salve Against Trump

Please note the following column was translated from Spanish to English and is available for reprint as long as the author is given proper credit. This column is available online in Spanish here. The heretofore unstoppable Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump brands anyone who contradicts him as “stupid” and prides himself that the terrible things he … Continue reading »

As Trump’s Hateful Rhetoric Gains Steam, Event in Iowa Offers Fresh Reminder of Need for Civil Discussion on Immigration Reform in America

#UniteIowa to Bring to Together Presidential Contenders, Local Leaders and Impacted Individuals from all Sides of the Political Spectrum for Thoughtful Discussion on Immigration As we noted last week, Donald Trump’s xenophobic positions on immigration have passed the point of hateful rhetoric and moved into inciting hateful actions. Following a hate crime against a Hispanic man committed … Continue reading »

From The Des Moines Register: Meet The DREAMers Driving The Immigration Debate In Iowa

“Attention, presidential candidates: If they haven’t already…Iowa DREAMers are coming for you.” In a must-read piece, the Des Moines Register profiles the young activists driving the immigration debate in Iowa as both Democratic and Republican Presidential candidates visit to draw support for next year’s first-in-the-nation caucuses. In particular, the profile highlights the work of members … Continue reading »

“Women’s Pilgrimage For Migrant Justice”: 100 Immigrant Women To Walk 100 Miles to DC For Pope’s Historic US Visit

When three-quarters of all immigrants in the United States are women and children, women and mothers know that it’s ultimately our families who keep paying the human cost of our nation’s broken immigration system. It’s perhaps the main reason why 100 immigrant women, along with their supporters, will walk 100 miles from Pennsylvania to D.C. … Continue reading »