Category: ALABAMA

Alone on Valentine’s Day Because Of Deportation

Alesia Lucas

February 15, 2013 at 12:00 am

In December the Fair Immigration Reform Movement launched the Keeping Families Together campaign, the campaign collects the countless stories of families split because of our broken immigration system. Yesterday was Valentine’s Day, a day where people spend time with their loved ones.  Imagine having to spend a holiday all about love without your sweetheart. Since […]

Immigration Is Still On the List

Alesia Lucas

January 10, 2013 at 12:00 am

President Obama’s second term has no shortage of key issues. While some feared that the important issue of gun control and the debt ceiling would overshadow the need for comprehensive immigration reform, a top administration official confirmed that the issue hasn’t left the President’s to-do list.  The President admitted during the campaign that the “biggest […]

Keeping Families Together in our Fight for Immigration Reform

Alesia Lucas

December 11, 2012 at 12:00 am

This year has been a huge one for DREAMers who earlier this year were granted deferred action status. But the fight for DREAMers is not over. Although they now have the ability to stay in the U.S. without fear, their parents and other family members do not live with same sense of security.   Keeping families […]

The Power of Organizing

Alesia Lucas

June 10, 2012 at 12:00 am

Today’s Washington Post documents crucial organizing work undertaken by the Center for Community Change.  One of the Post’s top reporters demonstrates the immense power of bringing together the voices of the grass roots.  We are proud to be part of the story but also humbled by the courage of the immigrant right’s community, especially the […]

Blazing a New Path in Alabama

Anton Conkle

March 16, 2012 at 3:29 am

Check out the highlights from the historic re-enactment of 2012’s Selma to Montgomery march. This year was especially monumental as thousands came out in solidarity to express their opposition to Alabama’s Draconian anti-immigrant legislation, HB56.

Making History in Alabama

Community Change

March 13, 2012 at 2:40 am

This past week, I had the privilege of joining with thousands of people from Alabama and around the country who walked from Selma to Montgomery to commemorate the historic march 47 years ago that forced Congress to pass the Voting Rights Act and that changed our country forever. Hundreds of leaders from the Fair Immigration […]

1,000 Strong March for Immigrant Rights

Rich Stolz

March 9, 2012 at 11:08 am

Pictured in the middle is Deepak Bhargava, Executive Director of the Center for Community Change. Yesterday’s focus of the Selma-to-Montgomery march was immigration rights and it was breathtaking to see the march swell with a contingent of 1,000 extremely diverse group of marchers. And at the front of the march, the Fair Immigration Reform Movement […]

Zachary Langway

at 2:13 am

Last night, after the longest leg of the Selma to Alabama march, hundreds of marchers, supporters, and community members gathered at a Catholic school in Montgomery. On each face, under the sweat and dirt from spending all day marching in the sun, you could see hope.  I was amazed that after 13 miles, there were […]

Zachary Langway

at 2:13 am

Last night, after the longest leg of the Selma to Alabama march, hundreds of marchers, supporters, and community members gathered at a Catholic school in Montgomery. On each face, under the sweat and dirt from spending all day marching in the sun, you could see hope.  I was amazed that after 13 miles, there were […]

Language of Change

Zachary Langway

at 2:10 am

Last night, after the longest leg of the Selma to Alabama march, hundreds of marchers, supporters, and community members gathered at a Catholic school in Montgomery. On each face, under the sweat and dirt from spending all day marching in the sun, you could see hope.  I was amazed that after 13 miles, there were […]

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