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Children in Detention: Observations from Immigration Court

November 19, 2014
By Amelia Bell On Behalf of the Women’s Refugee Commission In September, I had the opportunity to observe immigration court proceedings for asylum seekers detained in the family detention facility in Artesia, New Mexico.
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Ulises’ American Dream Deferred

October 17, 2014
“As time went on, I saw how my own country, the place where I lived, was actually a bad place. I would see people fight and I thought that would be my life. I thought, that’s me–then I turned 4.”
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Out of the shadows and out of poverty: Reducing poverty through immigration reform

October 8, 2014
Today, there are an estimated 11.3 million undocumented immigrants living in the US. Under current immigration law, these individuals are barred from working legally and, as a result, regularly self-select into jobs that minimize their risk of detection and deportation. Most undocumented workers ultimately find themselves in low-wage jobs where they are susceptible to exploitation and unable to exert their labor rights. It’s a simple fact: our broken immigration system is forcing families to live under precarious financial conditions.
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¡Saludos! Necesitamos su firma para ayudar a los niños de la frontera

October 1, 2014
Son pequeños, tan pequeños como lo son nuestros hijos hoy en día, o lo fueron. Están solos y con miedo. Miles de niños refugiados de Centroamérica están llegando solos a la frontera de Estados Unidos sin nadie que los proteja, muchos huyen de sus casas debido al crimen organizado, pandillas y violencia. *¿Se nos podría unir para luchar por estos niños refugiados? http://action.momsrising.org/sign/MamasConPoder/?t=15&akid=5791.227578.7S02_j La edad promedio de estos niños refugiados es de 13, y aproximadamente un 40% son niñas.[1] Incluso niñas que son solo un poco mayor para estar en pre-...
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Affordable Health Care Would Spare Immigrant Women Crises Like Mine

September 30, 2014
I remember when I first found out I would be unable to have children. My doctor said, “if only” I had only gotten my obviously out-of-the-ordinary menstrual cycle and ovarian pain checked out early, then treatment would have been more effective.
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Centro de Detención: Ningún Lugar Para Niños o Familias

September 15, 2014
To read this blog post in English, click here . Nota de la editora: MamásConPoder.org / MomsRising.org tiene una petición pidiéndo al Presidente Obama y al Congreso estadounidense que traten los niños refugiados de Centroamérica con dignidad, que aseguren satisfacer sus necesidades inmediatas y que les aprueben un proceso justo. Firme aquí . Durante las últimas semanas, las historias de los niños refugiados que huyen de la violencia innombrable en Centroamérica, así como su incierto destino en las manos de los legisladores estadounidenses, ha sido el foco de los titulares por todo el país. Lo...
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Ensure Fair Wages for Home Care Workers for Women’s Equality Day

August 26, 2014
Today we celebrate Women’s Equality Day, the anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote. It has been almost a century since that historic occasion, and women have made enormous progress toward political and social equality. But when it comes to economic equity, many women still find it impossible to earn a decent living. We all know the stats—women still earn 77 cents on the dollar, when compared to their male counterparts. Wage discrimination is particularly egregious among women in domestic caregiving occupations. Home care aides, for example, who...
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5 Reasons to Talk to Congress This August

August 20, 2014
August is a prime time to tell your Congressperson your thoughts on the federal budget issues that matter to women, families, and children, including Iraq, immigration, corporate taxes, unemployment benefits, and more.
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La Crisis de Niños Refugiados: Nos duele en el alma… pero podemos encontrar soluciones

August 4, 2014
Estos niños son pequeños, tan pequeños como los nuestros lo son en este momento o lo fueron antes. Están solos y con miedo. Miles de niños refugiados que vienen de Centroamérica están llegando solos a la frontera de Estados Unidos y México sin alguien que los cuide o proteja, muchos de ellos vienen huyendo del crimen organizado, pandillas, y violencia. ¿Se puede unir a nosotras para ayudar a proteger a los niños refugiados? Puede hacerlo aquí: http://action.momsrising.org/sign/child_refugees/?source=blog La edad promedio de un niño refugiado es de 13 años de edad, y aproximadamente el 40% de...
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The Child Refugee Crisis: Our hearts are breaking...and we can find solutions

August 4, 2014
Tens of thousands of child refugees from Central America are arriving alone at the U.S. border without anyone to protect them, many driven from their homes by organized crime, gangs, and violence.
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