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Immigration = Diversity & Strength

January 23, 2013
How different would the USA be if we weren’t a land of immigrants? (you could say that if no one ever migrated the land would be mainly inhabited by the Cherokee, Iroquois, and so forth, but for this purpose, let us imagine what USA would be like with no immigration after the Revolution). Think...
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Arrest, Detention of DREAM Leader’s Mother Shows Why We Need Immigration Reform—And Administrative Change—Right now

January 14, 2013
Immigration reform will be a top legislative priority this year, and it won’t be some vague policy or philosophical change that we’re asking for. The coming battle to change our immigration policy is personal, and we fight it every day to protect our mothers, fathers, children, and family members...
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Children Take their “Wish for the Holidays” to Capitol Hill

December 19, 2012
By Emily Butera, Senior Program Officer for Migrant Rights and Justice, Women's Refugee Commission and Kate Kelly, Washington College of Law Distinguished Fellow, Women's Refugee Commission “Children need to be with their parents so they can succeed. I just want to be with my family. Please don’t...
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How the DACA Health Exclusions Harm Immigrant Women, and What You Can Do To Help

December 18, 2012
On June 15, 2012, the Obama Administration announced a new policy, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) that allows undocumented youth who meet specific requirements to apply for a two-year protection from deportation and for work authorization. When the policy was announced, advocates for...
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Embracing Our American Values: A MomsRising Blog Carnival on Protecting Family Unity, Strengthening Communities and Ensuring a Thriving Economy with the Contributions of Immigrants

December 13, 2012
This blog carnival was published on December 10th, 2012, and updated with additional blog posts on December 12th, 2012. As we commemorate today’s anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights , MomsRising is pleased to launch a blog carnival to...
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Passing the Dream Act

December 13, 2012
Eleven years ago, I was contacted by Ann Monaco, a teacher at the Merit School of Music in Chicago. One of her students – Tereza Lee – was a musical prodigy who had played as a soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. After growing up in an apartment with no heat or hot water, and learning to...
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Raising Global Citizens (and Consumers) So K'Naan Doesn't Need to Censor His Better Self

December 12, 2012
I'm struck by the recent op-ed by rapper-poet-pop star K'naan in the NY Times, "Censoring Myself for Success," found here . It made me sad - but wasn't surprising - to read how music industry executives wanted him to water down his message and fascinating life story growing up in war-torn Mogadishu...
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6 Concrete Steps the President Can Take to Seize the Moment on Immigration

December 12, 2012
After his reelection, speculation quickly began about what the second term of President Obama will mean for immigrant communities. While we breathed a sigh of relief following the defeat of Mitt Romney's self-deportation politics, it would be irresponsible for us to return to 2008 levels of hope...
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Dream to Belong by Andres Useche: DREAM Act Song + CIR: Immigration Reform

December 11, 2012
This song is a free song and can be downloaded at Facebook . "Dream to Belong" is a music video in support of the DREAM Act, DACA and Comprehensive Immigration reform; Dedicated to all the Dreamers and in memory of Dreamer Joaquin Luna and our ally Shaun Chapa. It features great DREAMer orgs: UWD,...
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From Trail of Dreams to Full Equality

December 11, 2012
For four months in 2010, I woke up around 6 a.m., ate breakfast, tied my shoes, and headed out the door down a long road to liberation as I walked through the Southeast. Although many doubted our ability to complete the 1,500-mile trek from Miami to Washington, D.C. we held our heads high, despite...
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