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Time for Fair & Just Immigration Reform

Around the country and in Washington, DC, today, thousands of immigrant community members, activists and allies are calling for legalization, an end to detentions and deportations, support for family unity, workers' rights and an end to exploitative guestworker programs. Read more >

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Act to Keep Families Together -- Stop the Deportations

Call on legislators during the congressional spring break (through April 5) to urge their support to defend and uphold family unity -- and to commit to ending the cycle of deportations that traumatize, separate and destroy the dreams of hundreds of thousands of immigrants and their families. Read more >

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Migrant Women's Rights are Human Rights! Workshop and march in New York, Mar. 7 & 8

For those of you who are in or will be in New York this next week, please join us for the workshop, Violence Against Migrant Women and the Human Rights Framework, on Thursday March 7. NNIRR is a member of the Women and Global Migration Working Group, one of the workshop hosts. Read more >

Food Movement: Another “Sleeping Giant” Awakens on Immigration Reform

 

What do food banks, food chain workers, and Dreamers all have in common? The answer, when it comes to immigration, is just about everything. Read more >

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Commentary: Reform Frameworks Give Some Hope, but Deepen Concerns that Punitive Enforcement Still Dominates Proposal

President Obama Can Lift Communities Now by Suspending Detentions and Deportations Read more >

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Why this Round of Immigration Reform is Not so Different

Pramila Jayapal’s article titled, “Why this Round of Immigration Reform is Different” in ColorLines Magazine overlooks some critical factors in the struggle for fair and just immigration reform.  It is certainly the case that the immigrant rights movement is stronger today than it was during the last round of the congressional debate, as Jayapal points out.   She is also right that the show of force at the ballot box by immigrant voters and their allies helped to c Read more >

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A Day of Inspiration for Justice

January 21, 2013

Dear friends,

A memorable day today as the country honors Martin Luther King, Jr. -- and we witness the inauguration of Barack Obama for his second term as President.

This year, the inauguration has been marking a more public launch of the battle for fair and just immigration reform, with expectations that the President would reveal his immigration proposal soon afterwards -- and might hint at the issue in his inaugural speech. Read more >

Obama Wins a Second Term

Obama's second term gives us another opportunity to push for meaningful immigration reforms and put an end to the conciliatory, bad, repressive policies that so many Democratic politicians claimed they really didn't support. Let's re-invigorate our fight for fairness and justice for ALL immigrants!

NNIRR at La Via Campesina Migration Commission Meeting

This past September, NNIRR's Program Director for International Migrants Rights, Colin Rajah, was invited by La Via Campesina (LVC) to present a briefing to their International Commission on Migration meeting in Mexico City.