Keep Miami-Dade a Welcoming County

Last month, Miami-Dade County became the first place in the country to abandon its “sanctuary city” policy in response to an executive order issued by Donald Trump. Mayor Carlos Giménez unilaterally ordered county officials to comply with “detainer requests” requiring local law enforcement to jail suspects without warrant until they can be picked up by federal immigrationContinue reading “Keep Miami-Dade a Welcoming County”

Immigration Reform Update

It’s been five months since the Senate passed its immigration reform bill, S. 744. Each day that the House of Representatives refuses to take up reform costs the country an estimated $37 million. House Speaker John Boehner has said that House Republicans won’t agree to go to a conference committee with the Senate bill so that the two houses can workContinue reading “Immigration Reform Update”

National Day of Dignity and Respect – Oct. 5

Despite the U.S. Senate passing a historic immigration reform bill this summer, reform has stalled in the U.S. House, with time running out for this important legislation to be implemented this year. On Saturday, October 5, more than 80 major mobilization efforts, rallies, vigils, pilgrimages, direct action, will take place across the country, marking theContinue reading “National Day of Dignity and Respect – Oct. 5”

Immigration Phone Bank a Success

As part of a national effort to demand sensible immigration reform from Congress, about two dozen members spent a recent lunch hour making a few phone calls to voters and connecting them to their elected representatives. Members made a total of 205 calls, speaking to dozens of local residents on this important issue.  Nationally, immigration activists inContinue reading “Immigration Phone Bank a Success”