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Sunday, June 29, 2014

VIDEO: June 26th Rally for Immigration Reform in Portland

Check out this video of our Rally for Immigration Reform at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland on Thursday, June 26th and then make a call to Congressman Walden's office and tell him to be a leader and pass Immigration Reform with a path to citizenship.

The National Day to Stop Separating Families on Saturday marked the deadline that the national movement gave House Republicans to move forward on immigration reform legislation. Because House Republicans have failed to meet the deadline, advocates will call for the White House to take immediate executive action to halt deportations.

Call Congressman Greg Walden's office TODAY and tell him to be a leader and work with House Republicans to pass #ImmigrationReform with a path to citizenship NOW or we will start calling on the President to take executive action!

Central Oregon Office: 541-389-4408
Washington D.C. Office: 202-225-6730

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Causa, Allies to Hold Rally for Immigration Reform this Thursday in Portland

Causa, Allies to Hold Rally in Portland Calling on Congressman Walden to Take Action on Immigration Reform

Oregon Advocates take action as deadline looms for House Republicans to move on Immigration Reform

Portland, Ore. -- On June 26th,  members of Congressman Greg Walden (OR-R) staff will attend an event on his behalf at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.

Causa Oregon and allies will gather at the entrance of the Oregon Convention Center to call on Congressman Walden to be a leader in passing immigration reform that keeps families together and includes a path to citizenship.

The action on June 26th at the Oregon Convention Center comes just two days before the National Day to Stop Separating Families on Saturday where immigration reform advocates will take action in key Congressional districts across the nation. June 28th is the deadline that the national movement gave House Republicans to move forward on immigration reform legislation.  If House Republicans fail to meet the deadline, advocates will call for the White House to take immediate executive action to halt deportations. 

“Time is running out for Congressman Walden and House Republicans to take action on immigration reform,” said Andrea Miller, Executive Director of Causa Oregon. “The longer they delay, the more families are separated every day due to deportations nationwide.  The time is now for House Republicans to take action.”

RALLY TO URGE CONGRESSMAN WALDEN TO TAKE LEADERSHIP IN PASSING IMMIGRATION REFORM
DATE: Thursday, June 26th, 2014
TIME: 4:30pm – 6:00pm
LOCATION:
Oregon Convention Center Entrance
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232

Co-sponsors of Thursday's action include: Causa Oregon, Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO), VOZ Workers’ Rights Education Project, Center for Intercultural Organizing (CIO), Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (Northwest Treeplanters and Farmworkers United) PCUN, Oregon Latino Health Coalition


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Causa, Oregon's Statewide Immigrant Rights Organization is the largest Latina and Latino civil and human rights and advocacy organization in the Pacific Northwest. We work to defend and advance immigrant rights through coordination with local, state, and national coalitions and allies. For more information about Causa, please visit www.causaoregon.org

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Oregon Leaders Among 17 Arrested for Advocating for Immigration Reform in Washington D.C.

Today, Causa's Executive Director Andrea Miller and siblings Brian and Ashley Tapia from Bend, Oregon were among 17 people arrested for civil disobedience protest advocating for immigration reform. The following statement comes from the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), a national coalition fighting for immigrant rights at the local, state and federal level.  Causa Oregon is a member of FIRM and sits on their executive committee.

**BREAKING NEWS**
17 People, Including Four Minors, Arrested in Civil Disobedience Protest Advocating for Immigration Reform

WASHINGTON – Today, 17 people, including four minors, were arrested inside the U.S. Capitol complex. Some of the young people have gone through the pain and anguish of losing a parent to deportation. Others live in fear of losing a loved one.

Supporters, families and leaders, including UFW President Arturo Rodríguez and volunteers from Virginia Organizing, engaged in an enhanced act of protest against family separation, part of the Fair Immigration Reform Movement’s (FIRM) phase of escalation, STOP SEPARATING FAMILIES. The act of civil disobedience is an outcry against a broken immigration system that works every day to separate their families.

In light of the family separation crisis, FIRM has called for a National Day to Stop Separating Families on June 28, where groups across the movement will coalesce in action. June 28th is the deadline our movement gave House Republicans for movement on immigration reform. Meantime, we demand that President Obama take immediate action against the needless deportation crisis that his administration has overseen.

“Ever since FIRM ramped up activity for relief last year, our young leaders have risen to the occasion and expressed desire to continue their advocacy in the form of civil disobedience. For our families, who live with the unbearable fear of losing loved ones every day, this is an empowering way to protest a broken system that works to break families apart. Our youth have become leaders in the movement because they want to stop the growing crisis in their communities that senseless and rampant deportations have caused,” said FIRM spokesperson Kica Matos.

“Our families will never stop fighting for immigration reform, and nothing has changed for us with House Majority Eric Cantor’s primary election loss last night,” Matos added.” For immigrant communities, there is still a moral crisis of family separation.”

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The Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) is the nation’s largest immigrant-rights coalition, with grassroots organizations in 30 states fighting for immigrant rights at the local, state and federal level. For more information, go to www.fairimmigration.org.

Causa, Oregon's Statewide Immigrant Rights Organization is a member of the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) and the largest Latina and Latino civil and human rights and advocacy organization in the Pacific Northwest. We work to defend and advance immigrant rights through coordination with local, state, and national coalitions and allies. For more information, visit www.causaoregon.org

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