My dad has always been a towering figure in my life. At 6’3 he has always stood taller than me and I’ve always looked up to him as an example of iron willpower and determination.
I grew up watching him wake up at 7 a.m. every day, only to come home late at night covered in dust and sweat after performing back-breaking construction work. Two years ago, when he was 52, my father received devastating news — he was diagnosed with the most aggressive form of degenerative arthritis in both hip joints.
The Supreme Court has a moral responsibility. It holds in its power the aspirations of millions of immigrant families who work hard every day to build a better future for themselves and their children, as well as the ability to determine their physical well-being and survival.
– Thomas Kennedy
The doctors were clear: He would lose his ability to walk in a few months if he did not receive hip replacement surgery.
At that moment, more than a decade of...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, May 12, 2016
CONTACT: Carlos Vogel, (202) 239-2133, email@example.com
Obama’s Reported Plan to Terrorize People Seeking Refuge is Outrageous
(Washington, D.C.) – The following is a statement from Kica Matos, spokesperson for the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) following news reports by Reuters that the Obama Administration is planning a month-long series of raids in May and June to deport hundreds of Central American mothers and children.
“The Obama administration’s reported plan to launch a new wave of raids against Central American mothers and children in May and June is outrageous, horrific and unacceptable. These raids will accomplish nothing but to create fear and terror throughout the country. The Administration’s logic is also flawed — deportations have not served as a deterrent –instead, they are a quick fix that carry with it terrible consequences. What we need instead are sensible policies grounded on our nation’s principles.
“FIRM demands that President Obama and his Administration immediately put an end to this reported plan to raid people’s homes, terrorize families and rip them apart. If these mothers and children are deported, they would be returned to places they fled to escape being killed, raped or tortured. We know already that scores of refugees have been killed shortly after being...
For Planning Purposes: Monday, April 11, 2016
Contact: Carlos Vogel, 202-239-2133, firstname.lastname@example.org
APRIL 18, MONDAY
Rally at Supreme Court at 9:00AM
20+ Echo Actions
FIRM Leaders and Supporters Rally for DAPA and DACA+ at Supreme Court and Across 20+ Cities
WASHINGTON, DC – On Monday, April 18, the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), along with thousands of families and advocates will gather at the U.S. Supreme Court to show their support for President Obama’s immigration executive action. The Court will be hearing oral argument on the deferred action initiatives, DAPA and expanded DACA.
Members of Congress, elected officials, and community, civil rights and labor leaders will join families eligible for deferred action and thousands more to send a strong message in defense of the president’s immigration action.
As leaders and supporters call on the justices to lift the block against the initiatives at the steps of the Supreme Court, more than twenty cities will be holding actions to echo their call and urge elected leaders to champion these lawful immigration programs.
WHAT: The Fair Immigration reform Movement “Fight for Families” Rally at the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the president’s immigration initiatives; echo actions...