Tomorrow, January 26th, advocates fed up with inaction on immigration reform will gather at the Department of Homeland Security in Washington, DC to call for an immediate end to deportations of immigrants with U.S. citizen family members.
WHAT: Hundreds to crowd DHS Headquarters’ entrance
WHEN: 12 noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, January 26, 2010
WHERE: Department of Homeland Security Headquarters
(500 12th Street SW, Washington, D.C. 20536 * L’Enfant Plaza Metro Stop)
WHO: Hundreds of immigrant workers, faith leaders, labor activists and community leaders from CASA de Maryland, National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC), National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON), Jobs With Justice, the Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC) and others.
Tuesday’s action is in solidarity with The Trail of DREAMs – a journey through the U.S. south, from Florida to Washington, to demand immediate relief for suffering immigrant communities. Drawing inspiration from the civil rights movement, four young persons are walking to bring public attention to a failed immigration system that tears families apart and halts the progress of students studying to contribute to their communities.
Several recent actions across the country, including the 17-day Fast for Our Families in South Florida, and a march of tens of thousands in Phoenix, Arizona to protest local enforcement of immigration law, have focused on the capacity and the moral obligation of the Obama Administration to use its executive power to stop separating families and criminalizing immigrant communities. While local in nature, these actions have received nationwide support from activists frustrated by federal inaction.
Tuesday’s action will feature bold action, speakers and boisterous chants demanding justice for our communities. Immigrants and non-immigrants directly affected by the lack of presidential action will be available for interview.