Posts Tagged as ‘due process’

Meet the 4 million women you should thank for your Thanksgiving meal

From our Restore Fairness blog- They’re the backbone of our food supply. Their hands sliced the chicken breast we had for lunch. Their sweat brought the fresh tomato to our plates. Their backs bent to pick the lettuce in our salads. They are America’s undocumented workers. Every day, on farms and factories across America, millions [...]

November 23, 2010 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: The judge that outlaws Prop H8 rules

We praise Judge Vaugn Walker’s ruling which overturned Prop 8 Wednesday because gay and lesbians have the constitutional right to get married. The laws are finally catching up with a popular culture that’s been celebrating for years what prop8 proponents would consider a “bad romance.” Lady Gaga tweeted, “At the moments notice of PROP 8 [...]

August 6, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shocker: Write a letter to Obama and face deportation?

We covered the story about Eric Balderas, a promising Harvard sophomore on scholarship, facing deportation to Mexico, a land he called his own for only the first 4 years of his life.  The harsh immigration system continues to crack down on innocent people, like Hervé Fonkou Takoulo (at right) who hold the promise of America’s future, and [...]

June 23, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

b-the change: Make sure you’re one of 100,000 descending upon D.C. calling for immigration reform

Thousands from across America including Breakthrough will march for immigration reform on March 21st in Washington, D.C., and you can too! Organized by the Campaign to Reform Immigration for America, we will march to improve the broken immigration system as well as to achieve economic justice, which includes better working conditions, fair wages and labor [...]

March 15, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: Do what’s right, Sign petition to tell USA Today that phrase “illegal student” is WRONG

If you haven’t heard yet, USA Today, did the unthinkable in referring to young immigrants as “illegal students.” Where do we begin with the many ways that this is wrong. Well, for one, people are not illegal, and students are not illegal. No one can attend a school illegally. And this is extremly offensive. We [...]

December 21, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Thumbs up to Luis Gutierrez and those that work tirelessly for immigration reform

There has been a great deal of news surrounding Congressman Luis Gutiérrez’s (D-IL) presentation of a new immigration reform bill, called Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America’s Security and Prosperity Act of 2009.” We would like to applaud Gutierrez and the many people that have worked tirelessly on this bill to protect workers, keep families together, [...]

December 16, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: We have a powerful new immigration video in which Esmeralda, a transgender detainee, speaks out

From the Restore Fairness blog. Courage comes in many different forms. For Esmeralda, a transgender asylum seeker from Mexico who faced horrific circumstances in immigration detention, it came in the form of seeking justice. Kept in a segregated cell with other transgender detainees, Esmeralda never realized that her experience in detention would match the trauma [...]

November 11, 2009 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Our new video and campaign call for the gov’t to “Restore Fairness” to immigration

We are excited to announce the launch of our Restore Fairness campaign! It is time that the U.S. government did something to repair its immigration system and ensure the basic human rights of all who live here. Since the Declaration of Independence, America has striven to uphold fairness and due process. But this has broken [...]

September 14, 2009 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

our daily chirp: @ImmPolitic Homeland Security opens online forum for comments – speak up the promigrant way

See a new tweet: RT @ImmPolitic Homeland Security opens online forum for comments – #Promigrant messages urgently needed! http://bit.ly/hc14d See DHS (Department of Homeland Security) has gone web 2.0 on us. That’s why we need people promoting fairness and due process for immigrants, not those using hate speech. That never gets anyone anywhere. Here are [...]

September 2, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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