Category: IMMIGRATION

Homeland Security Secretary Johnson: Stop Detaining Our Promising Youth

Guest Blogger

June 17, 2016 at 2:55 pm

Written by Morgan Whithaus. Originally published on The Huffington Post.  Open Letter to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson I graduated from Riverside High School on June 8. As my classmates and I walked across the stage at Cameron Indoor Stadium, we graduated with one less student. For Wildin Acosta, June 8 […]

Supreme Court Immigration Ruling Could Stop the Intimidation of American Citizens

Kica Matos

February 8, 2016 at 3:55 pm

Written by Kica Matos, Center for Community Change Director of Immigrant Rights and Racial Justice, and Frank Sharry, Founder and Executive Director for America’s Voice, an immigration reform group. Teenaged brothers Cesar and Jonathan Barreras are typical American teens. They love pizza and playing their Xbox games. They love to work on computers and are […]

Our Pilgrimage for Immigrant Rights Remains Strong in the Face of Adversity

Raunel Urquiza

October 8, 2015 at 1:52 pm

Photo via We Belong Together. There was a lot going on last month with the pope’s visit to DC. The pope addressed a joint session of Congress and spoke on several issues, including immigration which is very important to me. Before Pope Francis arrived in DC I had the honor to welcome the 100 immigrant […]

UFCW Leading the Fight for Immigration Reform

Andi Ryder

August 27, 2015 at 3:05 pm

In 2014, there were 8.1 million undocumented immigrants employed in the United States. These hard-working men and women live in constant fear of arrest and deportation which would rip their families apart and forfeit their hard work.  No matter how much they contribute to society, they remain unprotected. Thankfully, there are allies working each and […]

UFCW Leading the Fight for Immigration Reform

Andi Ryder

at 3:05 pm

In 2014, there were 8.1 million undocumented immigrants employed in the United States. These hard-working men and women live in constant fear of arrest and deportation which would rip their families apart and forfeit their hard work.  No matter how much they contribute to society, they remain unprotected. Thankfully, there are allies working each and […]

UFCW Leading the Fight for Immigration Reform

Andi Ryder

at 3:05 pm

In 2014, there were 8.1 million undocumented immigrants employed in the United States. These hard-working men and women live in constant fear of arrest and deportation which would rip their families apart and forfeit their hard work.  No matter how much they contribute to society, they remain unprotected. Thankfully, there are allies working each and […]

The Politics of Hate

Kica Matos

June 24, 2015 at 3:23 pm

This piece was originally published on The Hill. Last week was one of those moments in history when the politics of hatred seized hold and as a nation we fell into a racial abyss. Donald Trump led the way. Announcing that he was joining the Republican field as a candidate for president, he quickly seized […]

MLK and the “Beloved Community”

Ronnie Galvin

January 20, 2015 at 4:52 pm

On Friday, January 16th, Kica Matos, Director of Immigrant Rights and Racial Justice at the Center for Community Change, delivered the keynote address at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum’s 30th Annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration.  The event took place at the Smithsonian’s American Indian Museum in Washington, D.C. The crowd of about 300 people […]

Why Every Day Should Be National Voter Registration Day

Erick Pleitez

September 23, 2014 at 4:19 pm

Today is National Voter Registration Day; a day when organizations across the country reach out to their respective communities encouraging them to register and turn out to vote. In light of the President’s recent decision to delay executive action that would provide administrative relief for millions of immigrant families until after the midterm elections, I’ve […]

Why Every Day Should Be National Voter Registration Day

Erick Pleitez

at 4:19 pm

Today is National Voter Registration Day; a day when organizations across the country reach out to their respective communities encouraging them to register and turn out to vote. In light of the President’s recent decision to delay executive action that would provide administrative relief for millions of immigrant families until after the midterm elections, I’ve […]

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