Immigration Campaign Director Claudia Tristán previously worked as a multimedia journalist on the U.S.-Mexico border covering immigration during the Trump administration's first two years. She covered the Zero Tolerance Policy that led to family separation and the Migrant Protection Protocol that forced asylum seekers to wait in Mexican border towns. She has experience working in both English and Spanish television news across Texas and New Mexico. Later Tristán went on to work in politics including working in Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham's office where she worked on the 2019 Humanitarian Crisis on the border. Tristán also worked on Beto O'Rourke's presidential campaign as Director of Latinx Messaging, and as Communications Director for Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx's re-election campaign.
Blog Post List
February 14, 2023
We all want the same thing – a safe place for our families to live and thrive. That’s exactly what parents are looking for when they reach our border and request asylum. We all want our children to be alive and well. For some parents that means they have to trek international borders to keep themselves and their children safe from persecution and violence.
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February 1, 2023
Todos queremos lo mismo, un lugar seguro donde nuestras familias puedan vivir y prosperar. Eso es exactamente los que buscan los padres de familia que llegan a nuestra frontera a pedir asilo. Todos queremos proteger la vida y la salud de nuestros hijos. Para algunos padres de familia esto requiere un largo viaje a las fronteras internacionales para protegerse y proteger a sus hijos de la persecución y de la violencia. RÁPIDA FIRMA: ¡Demuestra tu amor a quienes solicitan asilo y diles NO a las políticas parecidas a las de Trump! Uno de los factores que hacen que las familias lleguen a nuestra...
MomsRising Education Fund
November 15, 2022
Elections are over (mostly) and these next few weeks are critically important for immigrant families and preventing a new wave of family separation! Right now, we are expecting a court decision that will likely end DACA, (the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program) which provides legal status for Dreamers, people who were brought to this country as children, making it the only place they have ever called home. This decision would be devastating, not just to the 600,000+ people enrolled in the program but to thousands of families and children as well as America’s workforce, communities...
October 7, 2022
Earlier this week, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals gave a temporary reprieve to current DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients. This is great because DACA is a critical program that ensures people who were brought to the U.S. as children can live and work in the communities where they have grown up. However, it is very clear that the DACA program is in grave peril, primarily because Congress has failed to create permanent protections for the hundreds of thousands of people who were brought to this country as children, making it the only place they have ever called home...
May 2, 2022
We are so relieved that the Biden administration is putting an end to the use – or misuse – of Title 42, a policy started by the Trump administration to deny asylum-seekers their right to seek safety in the United States. But we’re still not in the clear of ending this policy that is a violation of international human rights once and for all! What’s Happening? Since the announcement from the White House that it would end the use of Title 42, some in Congress have threatened to overturn this decision through legislation. We need to make sure that our Congressional representatives know that...
April 15, 2022
We all want to be able to move past the collective trauma we have experienced over the last two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We know that access to vaccines, boosters, therapeutics, and tests are critical to combat the virus, keep schools and businesses open, ensure our continued economic recovery, and keep families safe and healthy. But astonishingly, Republicans in Washington, D.C. are holding up $10 billion in funding for these vital, life-saving tools, to score political points with their far-right anti-immigrant base. Quick signature: Tell Congress to pass the COVID-19 relief...
March 10, 2022
Hello! My name is Martha Mouret-Sanders. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband, our five-year-old son and our two-year-old daughter. I am a sixth grade teacher and a proud member of MomsRising. Thank you for the opportunity to speak today about what my family and my community have faced during the pandemic, and what we need to recover.
January 19, 2022
The Zero Tolerance policy enacted by the Trump administration that created family separation is a stain on our nation’s history. Using children as ploys in the name of immigration enforcement is not only illegal, but incredibly immoral, inhumane, and damaging to those families impacted by this harmful policy. Sign on! Tell the Biden Administration to right the wrongs of Trump's cruel Zero Tolerance policy and to take immediate action to prevent family separation from ever happening again! * When you click, you’ll automatically sign on if we already have your information. This is a critical...
MomsRising Education Fund
September 24, 2021
The images are shocking and the actions are horrifying -- U.S. Border Patrol agents on horseback brandishing whips or lariats against Haitian migrants seeking safety. And even if those actions turn out to be isolated incidents not sanctioned by our government, our official immigration policy toward Haiti is just as callous. Just one month after a catastrophic 7.2 magnitude earthquake exacerbated the economic, political, and human rights crises in Haiti, ICE is deporting Haitian immigrants to Haiti, without even giving them the opportunity to apply for asylum, which is their legal right under...
MomsRising Education Fund
August 12, 2021
During the early hours of August 11, the U.S. Senate passed the budget resolution and kept a pathway to citizenship in the reconciliation package. Now it's on to the U.S. House of Representatives. Urge your member of Congress to support this important measure.
July 19, 2021
From January 2015 to July 2019, 58 pregnant women had miscarriages while in ICE custody.
June 23, 2021
Right now, the DACA program is being harmfully challenged in Texas’ federal courts, which could impact the program nationwide. Congress must take action now to protect DACA recipients.
April 19, 2021
Immigrants are a vital part of our essential workforce, the care infrastructure, our communities, and our families. During the COVID-19 pandemic, this has become even more apparent as immigrants played and continue to play an integral role in our care infrastructure as caregivers and other essential workers. Tell your members of Congress to support a pathway to citizenship for essential workers, Dreamers and TPS holders in the next economic recovery package. What’s happening? Nearly 23 million immigrants have been putting their lives on the line in essential roles that keep our children and...
April 19, 2021
The unending and unjust police brutality towards Black lives has once again created a wave of devastating media content and rippling conversations families are once again forced to have. For Black families this has been a never ending conversation as police violence takes Black life, after Black life, after Black life. At MomsRising we want to support those families having difficult conversations with their children about the realities of the nation's police force. These repeated incidents can be traumatic and we encourage all families to address their children’s concerns with open dialogue...
March 4, 2021
Es hora de restablecer y reconstruir nuestro sistema de inmigración. La buena noticia es que muchos legisladores ya están poniendo manos a la obra. El mes pasado se presentó en el Congreso una legislación que ayudará a sanar nuestra nación y reconstruir nuestro sistema de inmigración en un proceso justo y humano para todas las familias. Pídele a tus miembros del Congreso que co-patrocinen y aprueben una legislación de inmigración justa y humana ¿Qué está pasando? El presidente Biden ya ha firmado varias órdenes ejecutivas  para ayudar a restaurar los valores de nuestro país y respetar los...
MomsRising Education Fund
February 25, 2021
The time has come to reset and rebuild our immigration system and the good news is that many legislators are getting to work. There is now some hope on the horizon for creating a fair immigration process! This month legislation is being introduced in Congress that will help heal our nation and rebuild our immigration system into a fair and humane process for all families. Tell your members of Congress to co-sponsor and pass fair immigration legislation that respects children and parents. What’s happening? Several executive orders have already been signed by President Biden to help restore our...