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”
Sam Ruiz is a 27-year veteran nurse in Miami today, working as a pediatric nurse transport coordinator at Jackson Memorial Hospital. But back in 1979, he was an undocumented immigrant trying to build his American dream. A native of Colombia, Ruiz entered the U.S. at the age of 23. He found work in a factory andContinue reading “Sam Ruiz – My Immigrant Story”
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”
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”
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”
SEIU President Mary Kay Henry on why you should make one call per day, for the next week, until the Senate votes to support commonsense immigration reform with a roadmap to citizenship.
Last Tuesday, a smart, bipartisan bill for comprehensive immigration reform moved ahead toward a full vote in the Senate — and that vote could happen in just a matter of weeks. Unlike six years ago, anti-immigrant conservatives have so far been unable to derail reform. If there was ever a time to get off theContinue reading “The Real Faces of Immigration Reform”
Resources and fact sheets on immigration