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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 »

Video Blog: Ohio Families Deliver Thousands Of Petitions To Kasich, Call On Him To Withdraw State From Anti-Immigrant Lawsuit

On Tuesday, immigrant families from all across the country rallied in support of DAPA, which is on hold after a lawsuit from the Republican Governors and Attorneys General of 26 states. At one of yesterday’s events, DAPA-eligible families and leaders from Ohio’s Voice held a press conference and delivered nearly 3,000 petitions to Ohio’s Governor, … Continue reading »

Immigrant Families And Advocates Across 20+ States Rally, Pledge To #Fight4DAPA

Yesterday, immigrant families, advocates, elected officials, business and faith leaders from across the country rallied together in a National Day of Action in support of Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA). Tuesday would have been the first day of DAPA’s implementation, but the program — which would allow millions of immigrant families to work … Continue reading »

After Ruling, Advocates in 60 Cities and 19 States Turn Out for Executive Action

This week, Judge Hanen released his politicized and poorly-argued decision against DAPA — and in the days afterward, hundreds of advocates in 60 cities across 19 states have turned out to make it clear where they stand.  Executive action, through DACA, has already allowed hundreds of thousands of DREAMers to legally work and drive, and the community last … Continue reading »

Hundreds of Immigrant Families Stage Protests Inside 35+ Hardline Republican Offices, Including GOP 2016 Hopefuls

Immigrant activists and allies call on Congress to stop the attacks and come up with a real solution for our broken immigration system Today, hundreds of immigrants and their families are holding sit-ins inside dozens of Capitol Hill offices, protesting the fact that Republicans have done nothing on immigration since taking over both the House … Continue reading »

PHOTOS: Advocates Protest Outside Court in Brownsville, TX

Today was the first hearing in the 25 states’ lawsuit against executive action, heard by federal judge Andrew Hanen in Brownsville, TX — and advocates were on hand to make it clear what they thought about the lawsuit. Obama’s executive action utilizes is an enforcement tool (prosecutorial discretion) that has been used on immigration by presidents going … Continue reading »

Houston Advocates Call on Greg Abbott to Stop Being a Grinch, End States' Lawsuit Against Executive Action

President Obama’s executive action will change the lives of millions of immigrants, protecting them from deportation and allowing them to legally work.  But some two dozen states, led by Texas and its Governor-elect Greg Abbott, are trying to take the policy change with their lawsuit against executive action. Yesterday, Houston immigrants and advocates visited Abbott at … Continue reading »

History in the Making: Watch Parties Gather Coast to Coast As Obama Announces Deferred Action (Twice)

The executive order President Obama announced yesterday wasn’t perfect — it will leave out millions of immigrants who deserve to be protected — but it was a significant first step toward permanent relief for America’s undocumented.  Coast to coast last night, from Los Angeles to Oregon to New York and Washington, DC, hundreds of immigrants … Continue reading »

Groups Deliver 260,000 Petitions to Pres. Obama Today Urging Him to Go Big on Immigration

Progressive advocacy groups representing millions of Americans are delivering more than 260,000 petitions to the White House today urging the president to take bold executive action to offer relief to aspiring Americans. The groups are urging the president to keep his promise and use his legal authority to take bold executive action on immigration by … Continue reading »

United Farm Workers Hosts Thanksgiving Feast Outside White House, Call for Executive Action

As news swirls today about President Obama’s impending executive action — scheduled to be announced tomorrow — Rep. Luis Gutierrez joined immigrant farm, food, and commercial workers from across the country to remind Americans of the people behind our Thanksgiving meals and to call on Obama to deliver the most inclusive announcement possible.  Immigrant workers were … Continue reading »