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Mientras la retórica de Trump gana fuerza, un foro en Iowa ofrece la oportunidad de abordar de manera cívica el tema migratorio

  Como señalamos la semana pasada, las posiciones xenófobas de Donald Trump en inmigración han pasado de la retórica de odio a incitar acciones de odio. Luego del crimen de odio en contra de un hispano, cometido a nombre de Donald Trump la semana pasada, las voces de la derecha se han duplicado en su racista … 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 »

“Every Dreamer Has A Story”: Meet DREAM Iowa, The Immigration Leaders Who Call The State Home

Some may not immediately connect Iowa and immigration, but 37,000 undocumented immigrants call the state their home, and contribute tens of millions of dollars every year in local and state taxes. According to 2013 Des Moines Register polling, 77% of Iowans support immigration reform, including a path to citizenship for the nation’s 11 million undocumented … Continue reading »

Iowa Immigrant, Community Leaders To Hold Historic Forum On Immigration With Presidential Candidates

As Presidential candidates flock to Iowa to campaign for the first-in-the-nation caucuses, community leaders from the state have invited contenders to a special forum later this month that will focus squarely on the issue of immigration reform. The forum will feature voices from the state’s immigrant, business, political, educational, and faith communities, including local politician … Continue reading »

Iowa Leaders Invite Presidential Contenders To #UniteIowa Forum On Immigration

For Immediate Release: Contact: Kyle Munson; 515-284-8124 August 11, 2015 **#UniteIowa on Immigration Forum** WHAT: Iowa Leaders Invite Presidential Contenders to #UniteIowa Forum on Immigration WHEN: Saturday, August 29; doors open at 1:30pm CT; event starts at 2:30pm CT WHERE: Harold Walter Siebens Forum at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa. The event is free and open to … Continue reading »

Immigration Advocates Join AV For A Pre-Republican Debate Broadcast On Immigration

Immigration advocates from key states joined America’s Voice for a special broadcast on immigration before last night’s Republican Presidential debate, which was the first of the 2016 election season. Moderated by AV’s Juan Escalante, the broadcast focused on what viewers could expect from candidates during the debate, and featured activists Karla Perez of the Youth … Continue reading »

Is The Iowa Caucus Just for Billionaires?

DREAMers Refuse to be silenced by Citizens United and Steve King DES MOINES — Today at 5:30pm central, national immigrant rights leaders along with Iowa advocates are holding a press conference in front of the Polk County Courthouse to send a message to 2016 GOP Presidential Candidates that the undocumented community will not be intimidated … Continue reading »

Steve King Is Making Iowa Events Irrelevant — Is That Why Jeb Bush Is Skipping The Straw Poll?

Yesterday, the Des Moines Register reported that likely 2016 Presidential candidate Jeb Bush will skip this year’s Iowa Straw Poll, which is hosted before every Presidential election by the Republican Party of Iowa. “Bush, a former Florida governor, is the first well-known Republican in the 2016 presidential field to officially opt out of the straw poll, … Continue reading »

ICE Denies Stay of Removal Request for Iowa Pastor and Father of 4 U.S. Citizen Children

Despite Renewed Dept. Priorities, ICE Insists on Wasting Resources Deporting Beloved Pastor and Separating American Family Today, in the wake of a relentless, nationwide mobilization against the arrest of Mennonite Pastor Max Villatoro, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has decided to deny a stay of removal for Pastor Max, making the horrific nightmare of deportation one step closer … Continue reading »

Supporters of Pastor Max Send Video Messages to President Obama Asking Him to Stop Max's Deportation

In addition to the 42,000 people that have signed petitions to stop Max’s deportation, supporters of Pastor Max are recording their own videos asking President Obama to keep Max’s family together. Here’s what started it all. Pastor Max’s wife Gloria and their four children, pleading to President Obama to let Max return back home to … Continue reading »