FIRM and Other Immigrant Rights Groups Rallied in New Orleans Outside Hearing on Immigration to Denounce Litigation that Delays President Obama’s Relief Programs and Hurts Immigrant Families
NEW ORLEANS—Over 500 Leaders from the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), the nation’s largest network of immigrant rights organizations, and other allies rallied outside the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, Louisiana today to lift up the plight of immigrant families affected by the injunction that has blocked President Obama’s administrative relief programs.
FIRM and ally groups present included: the Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice (ACIJ), American Fraternity (Florida), Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR), Latinos en Axion (Missouri), Latin American Coalition (North Carolina), Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC), Texas Organizing Project (TOP), and were led by the New Orleans Workers’ Defense Project for Racial Justice.
“The judges came out today and saw a packed courtroom. They saw the new emerging United States,” said Saket Soni, Executive Director of the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice and the National Guestworker Alliance. “They heard arguments about how we can make a bright new...