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Immigration Advocates End Fast, Bus Tour with Calls for House Action

Written by on April 9, 2014 in Family-Based Immigration, Reform with 0 Comments
Immigration Advocates End Fast, Bus Tour with Calls for House Action

After traveling 18,000 miles and meeting with hundreds across the country, the Fast for Families bus tour ended in Washington, D.C., Wednesday with a rally in front of the U.S. Capitol. The fasters, faith leaders, and immigration advocates left Los Angeles seven weeks ago to take their message to 96 congressional members’ home districts. To […]

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Faith Leaders and Groups Make the Moral Case for Immigration Reform

Faith Leaders and Groups Make the Moral Case for Immigration Reform

There is an increasing number of people and groups of faith across the country pressing for humane immigration policies. In spite of the legislative standstill immigration reform is facing on Capitol Hill, the faith community continues to lift up the need for immigration reform through various events across the country including the ongoing Fast for Families […]

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While Congress Recesses, Activists Organize for Immigration Reform

Written by on March 20, 2014 in Enforcement, Legislation, Reform with 0 Comments
While Congress Recesses, Activists Organize for Immigration Reform

While Congress is on recess and members travel home to their districts to hear from their constituents on the issues that matter to them, immigration advocates are turning up the heat through a series of grassroots and netroots organizing events. Today, the Alliance for Citizenship is organizing a national digital day of action, encouraging supporters […]

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As Congress Looks to Next Year, Activists Keep Immigration Reform Alive

As Congress Looks to Next Year, Activists Keep Immigration Reform Alive

Congress takes a holiday break at the end of this week and won’t return from recess until January. This pause in the legislative calendar, however, has little meaning for immigration activists who are continuing to push Congress to act on immigration reform. While the timetable may be changing, the commitment to work for reform has […]

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‘Fast 4 Families’ Moves to Next Phase as New Fasters Take the Mantle

Written by on December 3, 2013 in Enforcement, Family-Based Immigration, Legislation, Reform with 1 Comment
‘Fast 4 Families’ Moves to Next Phase as New Fasters Take the Mantle

On the National Mall today, the four core fasters leading the “Fast 4 Families” ordained new fasters and ended their 22–day, water-only fast. Members of Congress, the faith community and civil and immigrant rights groups turned out to witness the four fasters passing the baton over to others who will continue the fast until House […]

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House Inaction Escalates Community’s Demands for Immigration Reform

House Inaction Escalates Community’s Demands for Immigration Reform

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) reassured a few die-hard anti-immigration reform activists when he said he would never agree to a conference to reach agreement on a House immigration bill and the Senate’s bipartisan immigration that passed in June. But his comments fired up those who want to see Congress improve the nation’s broken immigration […]

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