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Groups Delivered Petition to the White House Calling on President Obama to End All Deportation Raids and Give Relief to Refugee Families from Central America

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, February 2, 2015

Contact: Carlos Vogel, cvogel@communitychange.org (202) 239-2133

The Administration’s Unwillingness to End Raids is Unacceptable

(WASHINGTON) — Today, Immigrant rights, social justice, and faith groups, along with directly impacted families marched and held a press conference in front of the White House to deliver a petition with more than 130,000 signatures calling on President Obama to end all deportation raids against refugee families from Central America and provide them with Temporary Protected Status (TPS).

“The Obama administration’s ongoing raids against immigrant communities are inhumane and unacceptable,” said CREDO’s Acting Political Director Murshed Zaheed. “President Obama must end these inhumane raids immediately. There will be no going back, and no way to undo the pain and separation of countless families.”

“The Obama administration has sunk to a new low with these raids. We already know that the Republican presidential candidates, led by Donald Trump, are committed to harsh anti-immigrant policies. But with President Obama initiating these raids, it’s less clear what the Democratic Party’s position is on immigration. This isn’t who we are as a country, and President Obama still has time to do the right thing and stop these raids and subsequent deportations now,” stated Matt Nelson, Managing Director of Presente.org

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Groups to Deliver Petition to the White House Calling on President Obama to Halt the Raids and Give Relief to Refugee Families from Central America

For Planning Purposes: Monday, February 1, 2016
Contact: Carlos Vogel, 202-239-2133, cvogel@cccaction.org

The Administration’s Unwillingness to End Raids is Unacceptable

(WASHINGTON) — Immigrant rights, social justice, and faith groups, along with directly impacted families will hold a press conference in front of the White House on Tuesday, February 2nd to deliver a petition with more than 130,000 signatures calling on President Obama to end deportation raids against refugee families from Central America and provide them with Temporary Protected Status (TPS).

Along with the petition signatures, a letter addressed to President Obama with over 75 organizational signers from across the country will also be delivered. The solidarity letter is organized by the National Korean American Service and Education Consortium (NAKASEC), Korean American Resource & Cultural Center (KRCC), Korean Resource Center (KRC), National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA), South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), and the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC).

The groups participating in the petition delivery include: the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), Reform Immigration FOR America (RI4A), CREDO Action, Southeast Immigrant Rights Network (SEIRN), Church World Service (CWS), Presente.org, Center for Popular Democracy Action, Just Foreign Policy, America’s Voice, National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC), Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC),...

Fair Immigration Reform Movement Hails SCOTUS Decision to Hear Case Involving President Obama’s Executive Actions on Immigration

For Immediate Release: Monday, January 19, 2016

Contact:  Carlos Vogel, cvogel@communitychange.org (202) 239-2133

(WASHINGTON)— The Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) today hailed the Supreme Court decision to hear the case involving President Obama’s executive actions that would grant administrative relief to millions of immigrant families.

Kica Matos, spokesperson of the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), issued the following statement:

“We are extremely pleased that the Supreme Court has decided to take the case regarding President Obama’s executive actions to extend DACA and implement DAPA. Our families are thrilled the court saw that the lawsuit has been nothing but a thinly veiled attempt by anti-immigrant lawmakers to throw yet another roadblock in their way.”

“President Obama’s deferred action policies are practical, legal and in line with actions taken by other presidents from both parties. His executive actions will transform and improve the lives of millions of people who came to this country in search of a better life. It would create jobs, expand the GDP and add billions to our tax coffers.”

“While the legal battle continues and Republicans wage their anti-­‐immigrant campaign, we must remember that these actions have a real human cost. Millions of families continue to live in legal limbo, in constant fear...

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