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Bush Administration continues to terrorize families

We cannot continue to allow families and US citizen children to suffer from the fear and terror imposed by the Bush Administration and their system of raids on our communities. Raids on innocent children will not fix our broken immigration system, comprehensive immigration reform is the first step.

Here is one family’s struggle:


By Jessie Mangaliman
Mercury News

On Sofia Alvarado’s 46th birthday, she stood beaming at the stove in her
South San Jose home, mashing and stirring a clay pot of pinto beans. The rare afternoon was a mother’s coveted gift: all five of her adult children and four grandchildren relaxing at home together at the same time.
Her eldest daughter kicks a ball out front with her young daughter. A son watches over a grandchild while another son sleeps off his graveyard shift. Another daughter coos over an infant. The youngest daughter arrives from school. This is a celebration, but one with a painful center: Alvarado’s eldest, daughter Aime Alvarado, 26, a beloved and integral family member, is also an illegal immigrant. All the others are U.S. citizens or permanent residents; Aime...

Community Education Materials on STRIVE and White House Proposals

Community education is one of the most important steps for our groups across the country working to support comprehensive immigration reform. We need to be able to communicate with folks in our communities about the proposals in congress in an easy and understandable way.

FIRM has put up new resources on our website HERE

Not finding what you need? Send us an email and let us know what resources would be helpful for your community – nwells@communitychange.org

Mega March for the New American Family and CIR in Dallas


Thousands of advocates rallied in downtown Dallas over the weekend to stand up for immigrant families and support the passage of comprehensive immigration reform.

For more information on the event: http://www.megamarch.com/

From the Press:

Thousands attend immigration rally in downtown Dallas
By ANABELLE GARAY Associated Press Writer
© 2007 The Associated Press

DALLAS — Thousands of people wearing white shirts and waving American flags rallied in downtown Dallas on Sunday as part of a continuing push for immigration reform for the millions of illegal immigrants already living in the United States.

Many in the crowd authorities estimated at more than 5,000 held signs that read “No to 2903,” referring to an ordinance in the Dallas suburb of Farmer’s Branch that would make it illegal for landlords to rent apartments to illegal immigrants….

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