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    Immigration Fairness for All

    MomsRising’s Campaign to Protect Family Unity, Strengthen Communities and Ensure a Thriving Economy with the Contributions of Immigrant Families

    As part of MomsRising’s mission to advocate for economic security for all families living in the United States, we have reached out to our million members and developed education campaigns to build public will for fair treatment of immigrant children, mothers and families. Our intent is to further a constructive national dialog on reforming our country’s immigration policies so that they reflect our values as a nation and allow for all families to contribute to our culture and economy.
    Share Your Story or Thoughts on Immigration
    Are you and/or your family members immigrants? Have an experience with our immigration system that you would like to share with us?
    Please share your story and let our community members know why this issue is important to you.
    “I'm a mom and I support the DREAM Act because any hardworking student who grows up in the United States deserves to further their education and give back to society. This is a win‐win situation for everyone: the students, the universities, the communities, employers, the economy, and society! It’s time to do what’s right for these students. The consequences of doing nothing are devastating to everyone.” ­­ -Tammy
    “I am the daughter of a Mexican immigrant who was born in the USA. I have friends and family members who are bright high school students yet they feel they should not care about their future because of being undocumented. I think this is a great loss to the USA.” ­­ -Maria
    Women Blogging on Immigration

    Strengthening Our Culture, Communities and Economy With the Contributions of Immigrant Women: A Blog Carnival on Women and Immigration Reform

    Posted April 15th, 2013 by 

    As women, we know that we are all better off when our communities are strong making it possible for our children to thrive. We understand the importance of women’s work — at home or in the workplace. Women also know the importance of coming together and that we wouldn’t be where we are today without the help and support of the women in our lives. Read more:

    Embracing Our American Values: A MomsRising Blog Carnival on Protecting Family Unity, Strengthening Communities and Ensuring a Thriving Economy with the Contributions of Immigrants

    Posted December 12th, 2012 by  and 

    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 further the national dialogue on the urgent need for making our immigration system humane and workable. Read more:

    A Blog Carnival Celebrating Our Common Humanity: ‘We Belong Together’ Goes to Alabama!

    Posted April 11th, 2012 by 

    As I was preparing to write this post about the upcoming We Belong Together delegation to Birmingham, Alabama, I came across a horrifying and upsetting story from Wyoming about a mother who killed herself and her daughter after being targeted in an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid. “Friends say that after the ICE agents came, [Erica] Delgado was terrified she would be separated from her daughter, and equally frightened she might be found by her abuser.” Read more:

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    Women Fast for Immigrant Families: A Blog Carnival

    Posted April 8th, 2014 by

    Today April 8th, 2014 marks the second day of a 48-hour fast by 100 women who have come together in D.C. to urge our elected leaders to vote on an immigration reform bill that is fair and inclusive of women, children and families. The fast in the “Courage Cafe” tent on 4th and Jefferson in D.C. is part of a [...]

    Posted Under: Anti-Violence Immigration

    I am fasting for my family

    Posted April 8th, 2014 by

    I am a 25-year-old UC San Diego graduate and I taking on my second fast for fair immigration reform. I was born in Oakland and have waited all of my life to meet my family from the Philippines. My mother obtained her citizenship before I was born and one of the first things she did [...]

    Posted Under: Immigration

    My fast will last past the We Belong Together delegation in DC

    Posted April 8th, 2014 by

    I am originally from Mexico and studied electronic engineering there until I moved to Grand Rapids in 1991. My family has been living and working there since 1945 when the United States was doing all they could to get workers from Mexico to come to this country to work during the war effort. My husband, [...]

    Posted Under: Immigration
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