A Look Back at Our Fight for Immigration Reform in 2013

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Together with our Affiliates, we have fought tirelessly to make immigration reform a reality, relentlessly working over the course of the year to urge Congress to pass immigration reform legislation. We have a lot of work ahead of us, but as we reflect on the past twelve months, it is clear that our combined efforts have gotten us to where we are today:

  • A bipartisan bill passed through the Senate,
  • A House proposal with 190 cosponsors,
  • Thirty House republicans publicly stating support for a path to citizenship, and a vast majority of Americans supporting reform.
  • An unprecedented civic engagement and education campaign centered around reform which included registering voters, calling and visiting our representatives in Congress, holding demonstrations and prayer vigils, and participating in acts of civil disobedience.

That work will continue until House leadership gives America a vote and an immigration reform bill gets to the President’s desk—because it is in the best interest of the country, our economy, and American families.

As the year winds down, let us take a look back at the year that was 2013 to reflect on our successes and consider where we go next.  Continue reading

President Obama Throws Support Behind for Fast for Families

Yesterday, President Obama gave a speech in San Francisco further expressing his support for immigration reform and outlining what needs to happen for us to get there. During the speech, Mr. Obama also gave a shoutout to the Fast for Families protest happening on the National Mall, telling them to stay strong in the fight.

Obama shout out to fasters

We thank the presdident for his enduring support of this important fast and for his committment to see immigration through. We especially thank Eliseo Medina of SEIU and the other fasters who have made this great sacrifice in the name of families and immigration reform.

Watch the full video of the president’s speech below: