According to multiple reports, President Obama will soon announce a series of changes to U.S. immigration policy that could impact millions of families across the country. We've won the fight demanding that President Obama take action -- now we need to tell the President to use his existing authority to make common-sense improvements to our immigration system, like an expansion to DACA! These should be no-brainers for the President: President Obama should use his existing authority to protect those who qualify for the Senate immigration bill and allow them to apply for work permits DHS must overhaul or end its failed program, cynically called "Secure Communities" The Obama Administration must drastically reduce their record number of deportations Our stories are powerful! Please tell us how Obama acting would impact you, your friends, and your family. We'll post some of the stories on our blog and send them to the press.
Hypocritical members of Congress, who say they support us but vote with anti-immigrant extremists in the Republican Party, are a major road block to passing immigration reform. Colorado Representatives Mike Coffman and Cory Gardner are the perfect example of this hypocrisy. Back home, they tell Latino, Asian-American, and immigrant voters that they support reform -- but, in Washington DC, they've voted with Rep. Steve King to deport DREAMers by defunding DACA. We need to make an example out of Rep. Coffman and Rep. Gardner and ensure Latino, Asian-American, and immigrant voters know where they REALLY stand. The Denver Post is the largest newspaper in Colorado, and we’re buying out all of the ads on their homepage. Republicans can’t have it both ways and we’re sending a message that will be impossible to ignore. Please contribute to our campaign and help keep these ads online!
Under Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice, immigration "illegal re-entry" charges rank number one out of all federal prosecutions.Many of these so-called "felons" are people with families, jobs, homes, and lives in the United States. They are Americans in every way except on paper.If Eric Holder and Federal Attorneys succeed in prosecuting these immigrants, they'll become felons, go to prison and be deported. They will also be disqualified from the immigration legislation we're fighting for.We all know our immigration laws are outdated. So why is Eric Holder making things worse by going after parents whose only crime is trying to be with their kids? Tell United States Attorney General Eric Holder to stop criminalizing immigrants!
Even though Jaime is married to a U.S. citizen, has a U.S. citizen baby, and has lived in this country for eight years, he's facing deportation within a matter of weeks. Jaime is a great father and wonderful husband. His wife Keiko suffers from a seizure disorder, and Jaime provides her with the support and care she needs. They just bought their own home and always had dreams of raising their son there. But if Jaime had been deported, his family will have been devastated. Jamie is a good member of his community. He owns his own business, and he's licensed and pays all his taxes. Last year he even volunteered for a group to help connect people with healthcare and food. So why does ICE want to deport him? Help Jaime now!
Joseline, 9, and Ariana, 7, are pleading to their President to let them stay in Columbus, Ohio, their home. Their mom, Esmeralda, could be deported by the Obama Administration within a matter of days, even though she’s been in the country for 14 years. With no other family nearby, Joseline, Ariana, and their baby brother -- all U.S. citizens -- will be forced to leave their own country.These girls will suffer the most if this family is deported. Joseline and Ariana are at the top of their class and have received awards for good grades and behavior. But if the Obama Administration deports their mom, they'll be forced to uproot to Michoacán, Mexico, where drug cartel violence is a part of daily life.These children shouldn't be expelled from the country of their birth. Their mom would qualify for the path to citizenship in the Senate's immigration bill, but House Republicans refuse to vote on it. President Obama says he supports this legislation -- so why is he punishing U.S. citizens like Joseline and Ariana for the House's inaction? Please help Esmeralda and her family now!
U.S. Attorney, David J. Hickton -- who was appointed by President Obama -- has decided to go after Alfredo of all people, a model citizen and father. Alfredo is a constant and active father in his children's lives. Because of his status, Alfredo lived in constant fear of getting picked up by ICE and separated from his children. In February, Alfredo was stopped by the police on the way to the mall. Even though Alfredo was only a passenger in the car the Border Patrol was called. He was taken away in handcuffs in front of his 11 year old daughter. Alfredo has been held in a detention cell in Erie, Pennsylvania for over a month and a Grand Jury has indicted him for "illegal re-entry," a federal felony. Alfredo's only crime was reuniting with his family. Now U.S. Attorney David Hickton and the Obama Administration is making his entire family pay the price. Please take action now!
President Obama is deporting 1,010 immigrants every single day. This is just unacceptable. Our families need relief and we won’t stop till we win it. We’ve been calling on Republicans to pass immigration reform for months and it looks like they’re shutting the door on reform. If they do, we’ll make sure Republicans pay a big price in upcoming elections and in the meantime we’ll be turning up the heat on President Obama to use his authority to keep our families together. With 1,010 deportations every day, we have no time to lose.
Cross-posted at Daily Kos Brigido, dad to two U.S. citizens, could be just a few days away from deportation. He needs your help getting his family back! ICE officials have Brigido in detention on what they allege to be an expedited removal order from over ten years ago. But with an American fiancée, a son, a step-daughter, and a business to watch over, he deserves every chance to stay here! Click here to send ICE a message -- Brigido's family needs him! Right now Brigido could likely qualify for a pathway to citizenship that's currently being blocked by Republican leaders in the House. But ICE still has the power to exercise "prosecutorial discretion" and let him return back home to his family. We need to help him! Brigido's family needs him. He runs an insurance business with his fiancée Maria, and is a loving father to their two kids. He shouldn't be torn apart from the family and life he has built here just because the House has failed to act. Help keep Brigido with his family. Please send a message to ICE today!