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Obama’s Reported Plan to Terrorize People Seeking Refuge is Outrageous

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, May 12, 2016
CONTACT: Carlos Vogel, (202) 239-2133, cvogel@communitychange.org

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...

Thousands to Rally at Supreme Court Steps for President’s Immigration Action

For Planning Purposes: Monday, April 11, 2016
Contact: Carlos Vogel, 202-239-2133, cvogel@communitychange.org

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

APRIL 18, MONDAY

Rally at Supreme Court at 9:00AM

20+ Echo Actions

#FightForFamilies

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...

Fair Immigration Reform Movement Part of Powerful Coalition Launching Immigrant Voter Campaign

For Immediate Release: Thursday, March 10, 2016

Contact: Carlos Vogel, (202) 239-2133, cvogel@cccaction.org; Donna De La Cruz, (202) 339-9331, ddelacruz@cccaction.org

Millions Have Been Committed to Register and Mobilize Voters

(WASHINGTON) —The Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) announced today it is part of a powerful coalition aimed at registering and mobilizing millions of immigrant voters, particularly in the key states of Colorado, Nevada and Florida.

FIRM, with its member organizations the Center for Community Change Action (CCCAction), Florida Immigrant Action Committee, Colorado People’s Action, CIRC Action Fund and PLAN Action Nevada, are joining with America’s Voice and the Latino Victory Project to launch the multi-million dollar “Families Fighting Back” campaign, which officially launched today with commitments of millions to fund the effort.

The coalition will work at the national level and in the three states with local partners to not only register and mobilize voters, but to define candidates by their positions on immigration and make sure voters know who stands with immigrants and who stands against them.

“The extremely hateful and dangerous rhetoric coming from some Republican presidential candidates has raised the stakes this election and the immigrant rights movement is once again rising to the call to defeat any candidate who embraces...

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