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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Crossposted from Medium. A couple of years ago I dedicated a short essay for my mother in celebration of Mother’s Day. At the time I found myself without money — and the thought that I could not even afford to mail a card to my mother pained me. This essay was the only gift I could give… Continue »

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 »

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 »