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National Children’s Immigration PSAs Debut This Week!

May 25, 2016
WASHINGTON – A national TV and radio public service announcement (PSA) campaign created by the bipartisan children’s advocacy group First Focus will begin appearing in nine states and Washington, D.C., this month. The campaign encourages voters to support common-sense immigration policies . The My...
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Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month by Advocating for Our Communities

May 9, 2016
May is a beautiful time of year. We have the opportunity to celebrate Mother’s Day and enjoy the full bloom of spring. But there’s another reason May is significant for us: it’s Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Unfortunately, few people have an understanding of our communities. California is...
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May 7, 2016
Mother’s Day is bittersweet for tens of thousands of families separated by incarceration who wish they were together. A majority of women in prison and jail are mothers; more mothers are locked away in “detention facilities” for immigrants and refugees seeking asylum. Some organizations are...
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Chocolate is Nice. Equality is Better!

April 29, 2016
Mother’s Day was founded with a simple and beautiful wish – to honor the person who has done more for us than anyone in the world. At MomsRising, we do more than honor moms. We empower them – every day, all year long. We unite moms to win protections from gun violence, win access to lifesaving...
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National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum demands justice for immigrant families

April 18, 2016
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in the challenge to President Obama’s expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the new Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Legal Permanent Residents (DAPA) programs. At issue is whether President Obama’s actions exceeded his...
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Indignada. Decepcionada. Con el corazón roto.

April 7, 2016
Indignada. Decepcionada. Con el corazón roto. Así me siento después de escuchar que el Congreso de EE.UU. ha votado otra vez en contra de una reforma migratoria que ha dejado a millones de niños y familias vulnerables. ¡Es ridículo! La Cámara de Representantes de EE.UU. recientemente aprobó una...
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Incensed. Disappointed. Heartbroken.

March 31, 2016
Incensed. Disappointed. Heartbroken. These are just a few words that come to mind when I think of Congress’s latest move against immigration policy reform , which is leaving millions of children and families vulnerable. It’s outrageous. The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed what members...
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Standing Up for DAPA and DACA+ and the Future of Our Nation’s Children

March 10, 2016
This past week, several amicus briefs representing a wide range of American voices were submitted to the Supreme Court in support of lifting a lower court injunction preventing the implementation of the 2014 Obama expanded deferred action programs. First Focus was one of six anchor organizations...
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President Obama's Final Budget

February 15, 2016
President Obama introduced his final budget last week. Find out all the details about what is in it and what is happening next!
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Agents nabbing 4-year-olds?! That's not who we are.

January 15, 2016
A small child, just four-years old, was sleeping soundly over the New Year's weekend when he was abruptly woken up by feet pounding across the floor and screaming in the house. Then his worst nightmare came true: he was taken away by strangers . A nightmare, right? Never in America? Wrong. This...
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