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We Belong Together Brings 200 Children, Advocates to White House to Protest Deportation of Parents

Two hundred children and advocates rallied in front of the White House yesterday to protest the separation of families and deportation of parents. The advocates, led by the group We Belong Together, come from New York, Colorado, Miami, and Washington, DC. The group from Miami had been caravaning since the beginning of the week, stopping … Continue reading »

New Report Documents Ways in Which US Border Policy Separates Families

This week, Trump and DHS Secretary John Kelly floated plans to begin separating parents and children at the border, and outrage ensued. The New York Times described the idea as “cruelty disguised as compassion” while former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg wrote that: Imposing this kind of cruelty on children runs counter to everything we stand … Continue reading »

Major City Mayors Are Prepared To Defy Donald Trump And Protect Undocumented Immigrants

Some of America’s biggest and most populous cities are vowing to remain areas of refuge for undocumented immigrants following the election of Donald Trump. “On top of providing a safe haven for immigrant communities,” writes Yara Simón in Remezcla, “sanctuary cities encourage undocumented people to cooperate with law enforcement in the investigation of crimes without fear … Continue reading »

Now More Than Ever We Need Allies To Support The Immigrant Community

Crossposted from Read this over and over. Immigrant families are as American as any other family. Tuesday’s election results have sent shockwaves across the immigrant community in the United States, as one of the most anti-immigrant and xenophobic politicians in recent history was just elected president. Donald Trump’s election has thrown many of our families, mine included, … Continue reading »