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#OccupyCIR: Pro-Reform Movement Mobilizes From Coast to Coast, Holds Key Republicans Accountable for Inaction on Immigration
#OccupyCIR:
Pro-Reform Movement Mobilizes From Coast to Coast, Holds Key Republicans Accountable for Inaction on Immigration

As Legislative Window Closes, Immigration Advocates Remind House Republicans:
“It’s Now or Never for the GOP”

Pro-Immigration Movement Marks One-Year Anniversary of First House Vote to Deport DREAMers with Rallies and Occupations of Key House Republican Offices Across the Country

Washington, DC – It’s been nearly a year since the US Senate passed the bipartisan immigration bill, and during that time, House Republicans have used nearly every excuse in the book as to why they can’t finish the job and pass comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship. 

Today, two days before the anniversary of the first House vote to deport DREAMers, immigration advocates from across the country are reminding key House Republicans that it’s now or never for the GOP on immigration: either pass immigration reform before the legislative window closes or the President uses his executive authority and Republicans kiss the White House—and eventually Congress—goodbye for good.  From coast to coast, immigrant families, activists and other allies are holding rallies and civil disobedience actions at over 28 House Republican district offices (see the full list of events here).

On a national press call today, advocates reported in live from actions in California, Colorado, Nevada and North Carolina to announce these rallies and office occupations and discuss what was happening on the ground.

“It’s been nearly a year since the US Senate passed the bipartisan immigration bill, and during that time, House Republicans have used nearly every excuse in the book as to why they can’t finish the job and pass comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship,” said Arturo Rodriguez, President of United Farm Workers, who dialed in live from outside House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) office in Bakersfield, CA.  “We want Republican House leaders like McCarthy to know that immigration advocates have waited long enough for meaningful action to fix our broken immigration system, and we will not wait any longer.    MORE...

News Clips
06/04/2014
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As Legislative Window Closes, Advocates Remind House Republicans: “It’s Now or Never for the GOP” - Pro-Immigration Movement Marks One-Year Anniversary of First House Vote to Deport DREAMers with Actions Targeting Key House Republicans Across the Country
06/04/2014
Click to see photo album of #OccupyCIR events
06/05/2014
The Colorado Independent : Immigration reform supporters crash Gardner’s Greeley
06/04/2014
TBC NEWS: Protesters removed from Kevin McCarthy's office (video)(
06/04/2014
Bakersfield Californian: Immigration protesters arrested outside McCarthy's office
06/04/2014
NewsObserver: Immigrant families stage sit-in at Rep. George Holding's Raleigh office
06/04/2014
KEPR TV: Immigration rally in Pasco
06/04/2014
Tri-City Herald (Washington): Immigration reform protesters 'occupy' Rep. Hastings' office in Pasco
06/04/2014
KUNW-TV/Univision: Protesta local sobre la reforma migratoria
  Roll Call: Immigration Protests Focus on 22 Republicans Across Country
06/05/2014
KNPR (Nevada): Immigration protesters arrested
06/05/2014
KTVZ (Oregon): Sit-in protesters arrested at Walden's Bend office
06/04/2014
Houston Public Media (Texas): Protesters rally here and across the country for immigrations reform
06/04/2014
WFMZ (Pennsylvania): Local immigrants demand reform during march in Allentown
06/04/2014
Express-Times (Pennsylvania): Activists to Congressman Charlie Dent: Immigration reform now
06/04/2014
WRAL (North Carolina): Immigration protester arrested in congressman's office
06/04/2014
McClatchy (North Carolina): Immigrant families stage sit-in at Rep. George Holding's Raleigh office
06/04/2014
KRWG (New Mexico): Protesters March On Rep. Pearce's Roswell Office To Demand Immigration Reform
06/04/2014
KXNT (Nevada): 5 Arrested In Immigration Protest
06/04/2014
Associated Press (Nevada): 5 cited in immigration rally at lawmaker's office
06/04/2014
Las Vegas Sun (Nevada): Immigration activists cited with trespassing at Rep. Joe Heck’s office
06/04/2014
WMFE (Florida): Immigration Reform Advocates Call for Vote Now
06/04/2014
Fox 31 (Colorado): Immigration reform advocates demand action from Gardner, Congress
06/04/2014
KTAR (Arizona): DREAMer protest held at Rep. Matt Salmon's Valley office
06/04/2014
Arizona Republic (Arizona): "Dreamers" stage immigration protest at Salmon's office
06/04/2014
NewsObserver: Immigrant families stage sit-in at Rep. George Holding's Raleigh office
06/04/2014
KEPR TV: Immigration rally in Pasco

 

   


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