Sunday, December 8, 2013
From the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights:
Organize for Justice and Dignity on International Migrants' Day
Endorse the Call for U.S. Ratification of the UN Migrant Workers Convention
December 18 will be celebrated around the world as International Migrants' Day.
Please join us in organizing activities to call for Justice and Dignity for ALL migrants in the U.S. and globally. This year, we encourage organizers to lift up our demands for an end to the detention and deportation of undocumented immigrants, and for a halt and rollback of border militarization.
Immigration reform remains stalled in Congress--but even with passage of some form of present proposals, many immigrants, especially those who would qualify for a legalization program, will remain vulnerable to punitive immigration enforcement policies and practices.
The challenge to secure rights-based policies and practices remains at the forefront of our movement.
In the coming days we will be asking for your support in our annual International Migrants' Day statement and call to action. This year, we want to emphasize the need for relief for immigrant communities from the threat of detention, deportation and separation of families. President Obama, despite his denials, does have the authority to act to suspend these punitive practices.
Please take these actions:
1) Click here to add your organization's name to the pledge of support for U.S. ratification of the Migrant Workers Convention. This is part of our ongoing initiative to emphasize the importance of U.S. acknowledgement and respect for the human rights of migrants. Click here for more information about the Convention.
2) Click here to add your individual name to the pledge of support for ratification of the Migrant Workers Convention.
3) Check out our informational page on International Migrants Day, including background information, downloadable flyers in English and Spanish, and more resources to help you organize your IMD activities.