Today, the #Fast 4 Families bus tour stopped in Aurora, Colorado, where dozens of immigration reform advocates called on Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) to support legislation that stops the separation of families.  Present at the event was Mayor Steve Hogan, a Republican who supports immigration reform and called on Coffman — and the entire Colorado Congressional… Continue »

Hunger strikers have been camping outside a detention center in Phoenix, Arizona to protest the detention and scheduled deportations of their loved ones for more than a week — but last night, 30 police officers aggressively descended upon the camp, confiscating supplies and arresting two supporters, Carlos Garcia and Erika Andiola.  They are now being… Continue »

Last fall, Eliseo Medina, Dae Joong Yoon, and Christian Avila fasted 22 days for immigration reform with a path to citizenship, drawing media attention from around the world and admiration from the President, First Lady, Vice President, and Republicans and Democrats alike. Today, the #Fast4Families is kicking their next campaign into gear, with the launch… Continue »

This morning, we wrote about the news coming out of this weekend’s United We Dream Congress, and their decision to focus on pushing President Obama to address his record rate of deportations.  During the Congress, the UWD members marched on an ICE facility in Phoenix to protest the separation of families. Today in Tacoma, Washington,… Continue »

Immigration reform advocates in Washington state today are holding a voter registration drive, and using the opportunity to remind House leaders like Speaker Boehner and Cathy McMorris-Rodgers (their own member of Congress) that there is a demographic and electoral imperative for them to pass immigration reform. Immigration reform supporters with OneAmerica, SEIU, and MECHA/Eastern Washington… Continue »

Last night, the Washington state legislature passed a financial aid bill for DREAMers when it approved the state senate’s version of the Real HOPE Act (also known as the Washington DREAM Act) in a bipartisan 75-22 vote.  The bill now heads to Gov. Jay Inslee (D)’s desk, and he is expected to sign it. As Gov.… Continue »

This morning, we wrote about the dozens of advocates who were arrested in an act of civil disobedience outside the White House yesterday, calling on President Obama to stop the separation of families.  Advocates also still have their eye on Congress, where Speaker Boehner and his caucus have yet to take action on immigration reform… Continue »

On Presidents’ Day yesterday, some two dozen religious leaders, advocates, and immigrants were arrested for an act of civil disobedience outside the White House, where they were protesting against President Obama and his unjust record of deportations.  Sometime next month, Obama will preside over his 2 millionth deportation, and he is on track to deport… Continue »

When more than 100 women were arrested in an act of civil disobedience on Capitol Hill last fall, they powerfully demonstrated that immigration reform is a women’s issue, one that deeply affects mothers, fathers, families, and children. That’s why the Alliance for Citizenship, with the Center for Community Change and others gathered early this morning… Continue »

After President Obama gives his State of the Union address tonight, the official GOP response will come from Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), the Chairman of the House Republican Conference and a member of the House leadership.  In October 2013, McMorris Rodgers said that immigration reform was a priority for her — a priority that has… Continue »