NOVEMBER 20TH REPORT
ADMINISTRATIVE RELIEF ANNIVERSARY WEEK OF ACTION
November 20, 2015 marked a year since President Obama announced that 5 million people would be eligible for relief through DAPA and expanded DACA. In the year since then, we have seen 26 states and a conservative court put the programs on hold, and anti-immigrant extremism dominate the discussion in the run-up to 2016. A National Day of Action across the country was initiated highlighting immigrant families, organizations, allies and supporters who are ready to move forward with DAPA and expanded DACA, calling on the Supreme Court to take the case, and showing the power of the immigrant vote in this next 2016 election. Groups held over 80 events in 55 cities across 20 states and in Washington DC!
See Full Report Of November 20th HERE.
SEPTEMBER 23-24TH REPORT
24 HOURS OF PRAYER, REFLECTION AND ACTION FOR IMMIGRANT FAMILIES
Over the past month, organizations and leaders have mobilized and led powerful actions across the country to demand a STOP to the HATE rhetoric that been happening across the nation attacking immigrants and working families. The Pope’s visit to the US and Sophie Cruz’s powerful action to see the Pope have help uplift need to for immigration reform and helped immigration stay front and center of the news. Groups held over 20 events to engage in 24-hours of solidarity while the Pope met with Congress to pray for and call on Members of Congress to put an end to senseless and inhumane acts against immigrants.
See Full Report Of The Pope's Visit to the U.S. In September HERE.
AUGUST 28TH EVENTS REPORT
National Day to Fight for Families
Starting August 25th and through September 1st, immigrant rights, labor, faith, and civil rights organizations throughout the country mobilized to call on President Obama to grant big and broad administrative relief and hold members of Congress accountable for failing to pass immigration reform and continuing to separate families. Through community forums, vigils, canvasses, phone banks, marches, rallies, and civil disobedience actions, the immigrant rights movement demanded that President Obama take immediate, comprehensive action to keep families together and stop needless deportation and shamed members of Congress that continue to use their power to separate families. Groups led 37 events to Fight for Families in 33 cities in 20 states and in Washington DC.
See Full National Day to Fight for Families Events Report HERE.
JUNE 28TH EVENTS REPORT
National Day to Stop Separating Families
Starting June 21st through June 29th, immigrant rights, labor, faith, and civil rights organizations throughout the country mobilized to hold the House GOP and President Obama accountable for their refusal to stop separating families. Through vigils, civil disobedience actions, community canvasses, community meetings and workshops, hunger strikes, marches and rallies at detention centers and federal buildings, and office occupations of Republican members of Congress, the immigrant rights movement demanded that President Obama take immediate and aggressive action on administrative relief for our families and demonstrated that we will punish Republican members of Congress that have stalled reform in the House. Groups led 43 events to Stop Separating Families in 36 cities in 24 states.
See Full National Day to Stop Separating Families Report HERE.