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Three Immigrants Share Why They Are Going To March On Washington This Saturday

On the heels of last Saturday’s powerful #HereToStay action, immigrants from all over the country will be trekking to the Women’s March on Washington in a display of resistance to the forces of hate. “It is our moral duty to keep families together,” states the Women’s March platform, “and empower all aspiring Americans to fully … Continue reading »

Three Women Share Why They’ll Be Washington, DC For The Women’s March

Three activists from Michigan, New York, and Vermont are sharing personal testimonies about why they are attending the Women’s March in Washington, DC on January 21st. With more than 150,000 estimated attendees, including a coalition of groups and allies ranging from Planned Parenthood to the NAACP, it’s “expected to be the largest demonstration linked to Donald … Continue reading »

Trump International Hotel Housekeepers To Donald Trump: “We Are The Engine That Keeps Your Hotel Running”

When Donald Trump attacked Alicia Machado as “Miss Housekeeping,” he was also attacking the very workers who keep his hotels running and his pockets full. To coincide with his Nevada visit yesterday, Dora Patricia Rivera, Ofelia Diaz-Cardenas, and Celia Vargas — all guest room attendants at the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas — issued … Continue reading »

For All The “Miss Housekeepings” — Including My Mom

Crossposted from Medium. When Donald Trump bullied Alicia Machado as “Miss Housekeeping,” it was meant as so much more than a personal, racist insult. He showed the contempt he has for the immigrant women who support their families as housekeepers and domestic workers, like my mom. When I was a little boy, I kept the … Continue reading »

Meet The Undocumented Woman Running One Of Philadelphia’s Hottest Restaurants

One of Philadelphia’s best new chefs serves up a whole lot more than food at her bustling Mexican restaurant. Owner and chef Cristina Martinez is an undocumented immigrant, and her restaurant has become a hub for community members who are looking for both a bite to eat and an understanding ear. “It’s not just me,” she … Continue reading »

“Dignity, Unity, Power”: Hundreds Of Domestic Workers Gather For National Assembly

Over the past weekend, hundreds of domestic workers and their allies from around the country grouped together in Washington D.C. for the National Domestic Workers Alliance 2016 National Assembly. The assembly — themed “Dignity, Unity, Power” — sought “to foster community, build power, and align on strategies” in the domestic workers movement. “NDWA has helped achieve some … Continue reading »

Undocumented Women Wait For DAPA Decision: “The Battle For Our Dignity And Respect Is Only The Beginning”

A new op-ed published by Univision earlier this week highlights the immense impact the Supreme Court’s DAPA and DACA+ decision could have on the everyday lives of undocumented mothers and women. Maria Reza, a member of UWD’s University Leadership Initiative, and Miriam Cadenas, a Raiz Volunteer and Promotora de Salud, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky … Continue reading »

Ahead of Mother’s Day, New Music Video from Elena & Los Fulanos Highlights the Struggle of Families Separated by Broken Immigration System

As families around the country prepare to celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend, a new music video from the bilingual folk-rock group Elena & Los Fulanos reminds us that many immigrant mothers will be spending this holiday apart from their loved ones.  The video for the group’s song “Amor Migrante,” features Maryland resident and CASA de Maryland member Rosario Reyes, an … Continue reading »

New Music Video From Elena & Los Fulanos Features Undocumented Mom Who Has Not Seen Her Son In 12 Years

A new music video debuting today highlights the anguish of an undocumented mother who has been separated from her son for 12 years. The music video from bilingual folk-rock group Elena & Los Fulanos, “Amor Migrante,” features Maryland resident and CASA de Maryland member Rosario, an undocumented mom from El Salvador who has not seen … Continue reading »