Largest Grassroots Immigrant Rights Organizations Launch Campaign for Comprehensive Immigration Reform in 2013
Contact:Beth Kanter, 202-293-6200 x 209, 773-551-7044 (cell)
Donna De La Cruz, 202-339-9331, 202-441-3798 (cell)
Washington, D.C. – Our nation’s broken immigration system tears families apart. With 11 million undocumented immigrants in our country, the largest grassroots immigrant rights organizations are launching a new campaign to fix our patchwork of failed and mismanaged immigration policies so that families have a pathway to citizenship and can stay together.
These families will be the voice of the “Keeping Families Together” campaign. They will lift the veil on the moral crisis of family separation and tell their story of our broken immigration process to illustrate why we need change now.
Uniting with immigrant activists, advocates and champions, these families will demand a path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in this country. The Keeping Families Together campaign tour will stop in cities across the country, including New York, Detroit, Kalamazoo, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., among others. Family stories will be told at campaign rallies, vigils and community dinners and will be recorded and shared with policymakers.
What: Launch of the Keeping Families Together campaign – a call to action for comprehensive, common sense immigration reform that keeps families together and upholds American values.