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via @NIJC: Detained Asylum Seekers Sue Obama Administration to End Long Waits for Initial Interviews

April 18, 2014

Department of Homeland Security Routinely Violates Laws Requiring Timely Reasonable Fear Interviews

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For Immediate Release

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SAN FRANCISCO (April 17, 2014) — ACLU Foundation of Southern California, ACLU of Northern California, and Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC), along with the international law firm Reed Smith LLP, today filed a class action lawsuit in the Northern District of California on behalf of thousands of immigrants fleeing persecution who have faced months of detention while they await reasonable fear determinations, the first step in seeking protection in the United States when someone is forced to return following a deportation order.

“U.S. law and American values of justice demand that those who come to our country seeking safety deserve a fair and timely decision about their applications, particularly if they are detained,” said Michael Kaufman, a staff attorney with the ACLU of Southern California. “The Obama administration has failed to provide that.” Read more…

Watch via @PuenteAZ: @WhiteHouse Hunger Strike: “Because Your Agents Came to Our Doors First”

April 15, 2014

The immigration debate just came to the President’s doorstep

Add your name to ask the White House to meet with the strikers And let their loved ones go: bit.ly/whstrike

Watch via @WRCommission: A Family Torn Apart by Immigration Enforcement

April 9, 2014

via Women’s Refugee Commission:

Jakir is one of more than 30,000 immigrants who are held each day in detention in the United States. Over the last decade, increased detention interrupted and sometimes destroyed relationships between children and their parents. Hundreds of thousands of families with immigrant parents and U.S. citizen children have been separated by detention and deportation.

Find out more at 25yearsleadingchange.org

LISTEN: Oscar Quintero speaks up about conditions at Etowah County Detention center

March 31, 2014

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My name is Oscar Quintero. I’ve been under ICE custody since June 19, 2013. It’s going to be almost a year. I’m being charged with being in the country illegally. Read more…

Watch via @PuenteAZ: Join the Trail To End Deportations! #2Million2Many!

March 27, 2014

April 2 to 5, 2014, migrant families will be walking 60 miles from Phoenix, Arizona to Eloy Detention Center to stop deportations and bring loved ones home from detention. Join us!  Read more…

Watch via @Cuentame: April 5th Actions to Stop Deportations! #2million2many!

March 26, 2014

via NDLON and Cuentame:


Everyday more than 1,000 people are deported. It is predicted that in April 2 million people will have been deported by the Obama Administration. Amid Congressional inaction, President Obama and his Administration must understand that our community cannot continue to wait. The President can take concrete, bold and necessary actions TODAY to turn back the deportation dragnet.

On April 5th, groups are holding events across the country to say: 2Million2Many! Not One More Deportation! Click Here to View List of Actions Across the US. 

Watch via @PresenteOrg: What will be @BarackObama’s legacy on immigration?

March 26, 2014

via Presente:

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