The tipping point is here. The time has come. In all political and social movements there comes a moment when the confluence of events is so powerful they just can't be ignored or dismissed. The long-running effort for comprehensive immigration reform is one such movement and its moment of... Continue »
If you need more proof that the upcoming March For America is gaining attention from Washington, check out an op-ed from Saturday's New York Times. While we've always known passing immigration reform wouldn't be easy, we have never let the naysayers stop our movement. Continue »
The breadth and depth of activity people of faith have taken to advocate for immigration reform in 2010 is too extensive to summarize in a blog post, much less a single word. But if we had to pick one, it would be "tireless." How else would you describe a... Continue »
Fed up with Congress and frustrated with President Barack Obama's brief mention of immigration reform in the State of the Union address, immigrant rights supporters are now organizing around the clock to push legislators to move on reform in 2010. It will not be an easy feat. Continue »
This week I was struck all over again by the power and courage of a very simple act: four young people who decided to take matters into their own hands and make an epic journey from Florida to Washington DC, on foot. Their goal? To raise awareness about the... Continue »
On Sunday March, 21st tens of thousands of people will flood the National Mall in our nation's capitol, demanding immigration reform now. From the We March FOR America site: Our vision of reform includes immigrants and native-born U.S. citizens working shoulder to shoulder to achieve better... Continue »
The Spanish-language press continues to anticipate the march for immigration reform planned for March 21st in Washington. Notimex quotes Margarita Ramon of Inquilinos y Trabajadores (Tenants and Workers) saying: "We will demonstrate the power and the collective importance of this discontented community." Continue »
As we mentioned briefly yesterday, Columbian-Lebanese pop superstar Shakira (Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll) is the latest public figure to call on President Obama to pass comprehensive immigration reform legislation with a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. Which is pretty significant, considering Shakira got the full Oval Office treatment... Continue »
In Pittsford NY yesterday a strong and hearty contingent of the Raging Grannies joined us in the snow to lift our spirits with a tune they penned themselves in support of immigration reform. Their tune is followed by words from Gary Pudup director of NYCLU's Gennesee Valley chapter. We... Continue »
"On Saturday, nearly 1,000 advocates gathered in Van Nuys, CA to march for immigration reform! The marchers left the Van Nuys City Hall and marched 1.2 miles to the Church on the Way, where they attended a panel discussion of experts and advocates." Saturday's event follows several weeks of... Continue »