Blogs

3.July.13

The Fight Continues

Last Thursday, the Senate voted to pass the bill 68-32, and focus shifted to the House of Representatives as they work on their version of the bill. It has been a long journey since the bill was dropped on the Senate floor, and there are lots of rallies, marching and pro-immigration activities have been done Read More >>

20.June.13

A Special Day for Me

This week, Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) leaders went to the House Judiciary Committee to voice their disapproval for the SAFE Act, a bill that takes the extreme measure of instantly turning millions of undocumented people into criminals. As soon as the committee chairman sat down, FIRM leaders stood up, clapped in rhythm, shouting, “Shame! Read More >>

12.June.13

President Obama Highlights Personal Stories in Immigration Fight

President Obama continues to showcase personal stories in the immigration fight, most recently during yesterday’s White House event. The event, timed before the Senate vote yesterday afternoon to bring the immigration bill to the debate, continued to move the personal side of the immigration debate. Tolu Olubunmi told her story as a DREAMer fighting for Read More >>

7.June.13

Standing with AAPI Families

On Wednesday, hundreds of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) families from 20 states rallied on the East Lawn of the Capitol to raise their voices in support of immigration reform. Asian Americans are the fastest-growing immigrant population in the United States today.  However, the immigration reform debate focuses largely on Latinos, while Asians are Read More >>

7.June.13

Kids Continue to be Harmed by Deportation

Deportation is hurting children in immigrant families. A new report demonstrates the many negative public health outcomes related to our current broken immigration system, exposing issues of children’s mental and physical health that have been largely neglected.  Clear evidence in this report shows that the threat of deportation causes long-term stress in children and often Read More >>