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California: Help Protect Our Immigrant Families with the California Values Act!

January 25, 2017
"I always cry when my mom is late for pick up. She might not pick me up one day, did you know? " -- Gabi, age 7 ( Carolina Rubio MacWright, Immigration Attorney/Activist.) . More than half of California children have at least one immigrant parent, so President Trump’s threat to deport millions of...
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President Trump Is Underming American Values, Harming Families and Hurting Our Economy

January 25, 2017
As President Trump announced actions today, he invoked moms as an excuse for advancing his divisive policy that will hurt our economy, our families, and destroy communities. We want to state clearly: The actions President Trump announced today are his agenda, not ours. And they are, quite simply,...
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"Mother of Exiles"

January 25, 2017
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome; her mild...
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Sesión de Preguntas y Respuestas en Facebook Live con National Immigration Law Center - Diciembre 14, 2016

January 3, 2017
Evento publicado en vivo el día 14 de diciembre de 2016 con nuestras anfitrionas, Mariaelena Hincapié, Directora Ejecutiva del Centro Nacional de Leyes de Inmigración e Ignacia Rodriguez, Defensora Política del Centro Nacional de Leyes de Inmigración. Transcripción: MariaElena Hincapié: Gracias a...
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Keep Pounding

December 9, 2016
How Grassroots Organizing and Popular Protest Defeated NC’s Bathroom Governor As a lifelong North Carolinian, I really appreciated this data-based analysis from Tom Jensen of Public Policy Polling on how the Governor lost his re-election effort (the first to do so in NC history). First, polls show...
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Say NO To A Muslim Registry

December 5, 2016
I am a Muslim mom. My family is probably a lot like yours. I joined MomsRising because I was concerned about our kids having access to healthy school lunches. I signed up to support paid family/medical leave because I knew from experience working mothers had to make hard choices after giving birth...
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Life at the Intersection of Hate: 2016-???

December 1, 2016
When I was three years old, my mother took me to visit the attic hiding place of Anne Frank in the Netherlands. My family was in Europe not for a trip, but because my father, a Bangladeshi Muslim immigrant to the United States, was stationed in Germany while serving in the US Army. I have no...
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Why My Immigrant Minority Friends Voted for Trump

November 21, 2016
Although it was often tempting, I did not “unfriend” anyone during this US presidential election. Despite my deep disagreement with President-elect Trump and his campaign, I have many friends and neighbors that supported him and voted for him, and I understand why. Many are concerned about Supreme...
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Protegiendo a Nuestros Niños de Intimidación y Acoso

November 12, 2016
Hemos escuchado de padres de familia con niños en edad escolar de todo el país que están sintiendo ansiedad como resultado de la elección. Padres de familia que tienen dificultades para tratar de asegurar que los niños en sus comunidades se sientan seguros ante el aumento de la intimidación y el...
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Child Watch® Column: Hope Is Waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court

April 29, 2016
The futures of Baldo and his family and millions of other immigrant families are on hold until the U.S. Supreme Court makes a decision in U.S. v. Texas expected in June. Texas and 25 other states filed a lawsuit in February 2015 to block President Obama’s November 2014 executive action to help keep immigrant families together. The Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiatives would help parents and young adults remain in the U.S. temporarily to work, further their education, and support their families. Baldo’s story is documented in one of the 19 friend of the court briefs filed on behalf of more than 1,000 organizations and individuals supporting the President’s executive actions.
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