21 November 2014 ~ 13 Comments

Executive Action on Immigration: Good, Bad, and Ugly

I went to bed last night mentally doing a checklist of everyone I know who qualifies and does not qualify under the President’s immigration action. As a community advocate and formerly undocumented immigrant, the word that most aptly describes last night is “bitter-sweet.” While the announcement is not enough, we do need to celebrate our […]

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21 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

While President Obama Takes 90 Days To “Review” Deportations, Here Are Some Deportations To Stop

While the President sits with his hands tied behind his back even as he deports people in record numbers, and Congress remains as ineffective as ever, here are some cases of deportations that need your immediate attention: Ana Cañenguez & her four sons face deportation to El Salvador, where they fear for their lives. Alfredo Reyes, an […]

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18 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

#Not1More Blue Ribbon Commission to the White House

There has been big movement on the Not 1 More Deportation campaign front in the past few weeks. Key politicians have called on the White House to curtail deportations. The New York Times writes that President Obama is feeling the heat for his 2 million deportations. Janet Murgia jumped into the fray last week by calling the President […]

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06 December 2013 ~ 0 Comments

A Laundry List of What President Obama Can Do On Immigration

“There’s really no such thing as the ‘voiceless’. There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard.” -Arundhati Roy Ju Hong’s “yelling” to issue an executive order to stop deportations echoed across the country, and has sparked a series of actions mostly calling on the President to use his executive authority to stop deportations. Over […]

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07 January 2012 ~ 2 Comments

Testimony for the D.C. City Council Immigration Detainer Compliance Amendment of 2011

The District is considering ending the cooperation between local law enforcement and ICE, and I was one of the many to testify at a hearing on Friday. I would like to thank Sarahi Uribe from NDLON for sharing her story and also for giving me a chance to speak at the hearing. Dear Council Members, […]

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