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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...

New Video: This is What the Pain and Anguish of Family Separation Looks Like

For Immediate Release: Thursday, January 14, 2016

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

The Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) and Reform Immigration FOR America Release “Felipe’s Letter to His Sons” Video


(Washington) Today, The Fair Immigration Reform Movement and Reform Immigration FOR America released the video “Felipe’s Letter to His Sons”, to portray the deep pain and anguish of family separation that our families continue to suffer under the Obama administration. The video comes at a time when the Obama administration is terrorizing and ripping apart families by carrying out home raids of Central American mothers and children who are being targeted for deportation.

Felipe’s story is just one of the many stories of family separation resulting from the deeply flawed immigration policies that are in place. The letter, which is read in the video by Congressman Luis Gutierrez, was written to his two sons after he was deported to Mexico in 2010.

“Through this video, we would like to convey to Americans our humanity and the many ways we contribute and are present in this country as workers, mothers, fathers, and families,” Said FIRM spokesperson Kica Matos. “We have a broken immigration system that is not representative of our nation’s deepest values and...

Immigrant Rights Advocates, African American Civil Rights Leaders, Faith Leaders, and children and families to Host a Movement Breakfast Dialogue, March, Press Conference, and a Vigil at the Supreme Court

For Planning Purposes: Wednesday, January, 13, 2016
Contact: Carlos Vogel, 202-239-2133, cvogel@communitychange.org

Leaders to Urge the Court to Take DACA & DAPA

(WASHINGTON) —Immigrant rights, civil rights and faith leaders, and families and children will hold a breakfast dialogue followed by a march, rally, press conference, and vigil in front of the Supreme Court on Friday, Jan. 15th, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Friday is also the day the Supreme Court is expected to consider whether it will take up the case regarding President Obama’s executive order to expand DACA and implement DAPA.

The breakfast, march, rally, and vigil concludes a national week of action, aimed at bringing together immigrant families, organizations, allies and supporters across the country to show the national significance of this case and urging the Supreme Court to take up the case and give relief to millions of immigrant families.

Friday’s rally and vigil in front of the Supreme Court also serves as a reminder to all lawmakers to see that anti-immigrant policies have real effects on millions of families who have sacrificed so much to make better lives for themselves in their beloved adopted country of America.

Breakfast Dialogue, March, Rally, Press Conference, and Vigil Details:


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