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My Hope: A Fear-Free Alabama

April 3, 2012
Cross-posted at Huffington Post Latino Voices . I woke up at 3:30 yesterday morning to catch a flight to Birmingham, Alabama. Although I had gotten about 4 hours of sleep, I was full of energy as I prepared to travel with the We Belong Together Women's Human Rights Delegation to Alabama . I have...
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What the Youth of Alabama Taught Me

April 3, 2012
Editor's Note: This story originally appeared in First Focus , an advocacy organization for children and families. Last week I had the honor of joining women leaders from around the country as part of the We Belong Together human rights delegation to Alabama, whose recent passage of the most...
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The War on Women and the War on Immigrants Collide

March 28, 2012
A few weeks ago, the right-wing Daily Caller ran a piece with the sensational headline “Transgender hormone treatments, abortion access for detained illegals irks congressman.” It’s about House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith’s opposition to humane treatment of immigrants detained by our government...
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Every Day Resistance

March 21, 2012
During the Republican primary in Florida, Mitt Romney announced to an audience that his strategy on immigration was “self-deportation.” Many people in the audience were puzzled, some laughed and others applauded. But what did Romney really mean when he proposed a strategy of self-deportation? Delmy...
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Why I Am Joining 'We Belong Together' in Alabama

March 21, 2012
It was only this morning that I learned of Erica Delgado’s story. Erica was an undocumented immigrant in Wyoming who — after being confronted by ICE agents — set fire to her mobile home, killing herself and her 11-year-old daughter. Erica was terrified that she would be separated from her daughter...
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Standing with Women and Children In Alabama

March 21, 2012
On March 21st and 22nd, I will join the We Belong Together Women’s Human Rights Delegation to Alabama to lend a voice for infants and toddlers in these efforts to protect immigrant families. Today in America, over 20% of children under age six have immigrant parents and approximately 93% of those...
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Uniting Women Leaders in Alabama

March 21, 2012
“HB 56 has devastated our community in many ways,” shared Trini in November at the first organizing training for immigrants living under Alabama’s new anti-immigrant law, considered to be the worst in the nation. “But the worst part is psychological. We used to have a life. We were active in our...
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On International Women’s Day, Center for American Progress Highlights Roles of Immigrant Women

March 8, 2012
It’s International Women’s Day and one of the most amazing women I know, Angela M. Kelley , is reminding us about the special contributions, insights, and strength of immigrant women. Angie is the Vice President for Immigration Policy and Advocacy at the Center for American Progress (CAP). She and...
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Time to stop the NYPD's 'stop-and-frisk'

February 20, 2012
Editor's Note: Black History is now! The following post by activist and author Kevin Powell is an example of his ongoing mission to uncover, expose and remedy the still prevalent racism faced by African Americans all over the country. Many civil and human rights were realized through the struggles...
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"Twilight: New Moon" Director Shows Impact of Anti-Immigrant Law on Alabama Families

February 17, 2012
Last September, a federal court judge allowed a sweeping immigration crackdown law to take effect. That legislation, which was signed into law by Alabama's Governor Robert Bentley in June of 2011, quickly progressed into a unrelenting nightmare for immigrant families living in the state. Many in...
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