Thursday, October 24, 2013

Hearing on Human Rights of Migrants and Legislative Reforms

From We Belong Together:

Good afternoon – we wanted to let you know about this hearing on the Human Rights of Migrants and Legislative Reforms in the U.S. happening this coming Monday, Oct. 28th, at the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights.

The co-chair of the advocacy campaign We Belong Together will be testifying at the hearing and will be available for interviews afterward, along with impacted families and other experts and activists.

Please let me know if we can get you more information. Thanks much!

FROM:                       We Belong Together

CONTACT:                Leslie Patterson,, 646-200-5326

Media Advisory

Facing the Inter-American Human Rights Commission, a coalition of faith-based, human rights and mental health organizations will argue that U.S needs to change its deportation practices affecting families
**Human rights attorneys, mental health professionals, immigration activists, and impacted immigrants available forinterviews**

Current U.S. immigration policies violate international human rights standards protecting children and family unity, a broad coalition of organizations will argue before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on Monday, October 28th from 2:00-3:00PM at the General SecretariatBuilding, 1889 F Street NW, Washington D.C (corner of 19th and F Streets).

The coalition is demanding that U.S. immigration authorities consider family ties before deporting any immigrant with family or children in the U.S. The We Belong Together campaign advocates for the rights of the 5.5 million children with undocumented parents and the hundreds of thousands of parents with U.S. Citizen children who’ve been deported and ripped away from their families.

The coalition includestwenty faith-based groups, the Boston College Post-Deportation Human RightsProject, Immigration Equality, fifteen academics and mental health professionals who study the health effects of immigration policy, the National Day Laborers Organizing Network, the AFL-CIO, and the Center for Justice inInternational Law (on whose behalf the Stanford Immigrants’ Rights Clinic drafted a report to the Commission), in partnership with the We Belong Together coalition.

DATE:             Monday, October 28, 2013

TIME:             2 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Hearing before Inter-American Commission
3 p.m. – Individuals available for media interviews

WHERE:         The General Secretariat Building
1889 F Street NW
(corner of 19th and F Streets)
Washington D.C. 20006

WHO:             Pramila Jayapal, Co-chair of We Belong Together, will participate and be available for interview


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