For Immediate Release: Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014
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Legislative Targets Divided Into Two Categories: Family Uniters and Family Dividers
(WASHINGTON)—Immigrant rights groups who are members of the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) today released their electoral plans for November, dividing legislative targets into two categories: family uniters and family dividers.
Family uniters support efforts to allow immigrant families to remain together in the United States while they seek to become full-fledged citizens,” said FIRM spokesperson Kica Matos. “Family dividers are those who have embraced policies of deportations, family separations and other cruel and inhumane legislation.”
“Politicians should remember just how powerful the Latino and immigrant vote is in this country,” Matos said. “Look at the Senate race in Colorado, a state where Latinos comprise an estimated 14 percent of the electorate. A report issued in June by Latino Decisions shows that 63 percent of Colorado Latino voters know an undocumented immigrant. And 35 percent said they know people who have been deported or detained.”
“Immigration reform is an extremely important decision in Colorado and in other states with a high percentage of Latino voters,” Matos added. “These groups will be out in full force from now...