Clean Bandit – Heart On Fire

Victory is under attack …

immigrationIt’s a new year and there’s a new Congress in session, but anti-immigrant Republicans in the House and some state governments are still trying to make life harder and more dangerous for undocumented people and their families. Last week, House Republicans attached five different amendments to a funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security that–if signed into law–would not only kill programs that provide relief from deportation, but also roll back other enforcement reforms that keep immigrants with no criminal record from being priorities for deportation. Meanwhile, 24 states are suing the Obama administration to delay administrative relief programs, or to cancel them outright.

Our movement faces many challenges. Sign up for the National Community Call to find out how you can fight back for administrative relief and our families!

Our movement has fought tooth-and-nail for every form of protection for immigrants and their families–Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) in 2014, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in 2012, and major enforcement reforms in 2010. In the coming weeks, the Senate will debate, amend, and vote on the DHS funding bill passed by the House, and a judge in Brownsville, TX will rule on whether DACA and DAPA are constitutional or not. With so much going on, there’s a lot of information out there–some of it true, some of it false–and we need to make sure our entire community has the facts!

Sign up today for the National Community Call to get the most up-to-date information about administrative relief, the different ways anti-immigrant Republicans are trying to intimidate and stop us–and what we can do to fight back!

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, the government agency charged with processing relief requests, is expected to begin accepting applications for expanded DACA in February and for DAPA sometime in April or May, but the bill that Republicans in Congress passed would kill both of these programs before they even have a chance to go into effect. In the courts, a bad ruling could delay the application processes for months–critical time needed to enroll our people and show that these programs benefit America’s immigrants and the country at large.

We need to rally together to let our opponents in Congress and the courts know: we won’t tolerate attacks against immigrant families! Sign up for the National Community Call to find out our next steps!

With determination,

Donna De La Cruz
Reform Immigration FOR America

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Crossing Party lines …

There are some things that we can all agree on… and I’m not just talking about the Seahawks.

We can all agree that if you work hard, you should be able to put food on the table, support your family, and make ends meet.

The cost of living is rising, and for too many it’s harder and harder to keep up. That’s why we need to raise the minimum wage.

Democrats in Olympia know raising the minimum wage will boost our economy and make it work for everybody. They’ve introduced legislation, House Bill 1355 and Senate Bill 5285, to raise the state minimum wage to $12 an hour — and they have bipartisan support!

Add your name as a citizen co-sponsor of Democratic legislation to raise the minimum wage to $12 in Washington State.

Raising the minimum wage to $12 an hour would mean an extra $347 per month if you’re currently making $10 an hour.1

That means an extra $347 per month to buy food, pay your rent, clothe your kids, or save up to make your family’s future more secure.

In the State of the Union, President Obama talked about middle-class economics. That’s the idea that our country works best when everybody does their fair share and gets a fair shot at the American dream.

In Washington State, Democrats are committed to the middle class. From working to make sure our schools are fully funded to changing our tax system — which is ranked as the most unfair in the country2 — Democrats in the legislature want to create an economy that works for everyone, and that includes you and me.

We need you to join us in the fight for a higher minimum wage. Please add your name today as a citizen co-sponsor today.