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***MEDIA ADVISORY*** TUES: Members of Congress, Hundreds of Advocates to Rally, Demand Senate Reject Anti-Immigrant Proposals

Updated: Feb 6

Rally to be livestreamed, speakers available for on-site interviews


CONTACT:

Gabby Arias, garias@aclu.org  


WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, January 9 at noon ET, hundreds of people from across the country will unite in Washington D.C. to rally and demand that Senators reject extremist anti-immigrant proposals. This bold showing of solidarity comes as Congress members return to Capitol Hill after the winter recess to resume ongoing negotiations that seek to trade away the rights of immigrants and asylum seekers in exchange for short-term foreign aid. During the rally, Members of Congress will join immigration advocates, labor and border leaders, faith leaders, and asylum seekers, to call out how anti-immigrant proposals would gut our asylum system, separate families, and send vulnerable people back to danger.

 

WHAT:

Rally calling on Senate Democrats to reject any anti-immigrant proposals in ongoing supplemental aid package negotiations. 


WHO:

Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ)

Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA)

Sen. Padilla (D-CA)

Guerline Jozef, Co-founder and Executive Director, Haitian Bridge Alliance

Marisa Limón Garza, Executive Director, Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center

Murad Awawdeh, Executive Director, New York Immigration Coalition

Gustavo Torres, Executive Director, CASA

Mary Kay Henry, International President, SEIU

Janet Murguía, President and CEO, UnidosUS

Juanita Cabrera Lopez, (Maya Mam), Executive Director, International Mayan League

Kica Matos, President, National Immigration Law Center (NILC)

Rabbi Marisa James, Congregation Beit Simchat Torah (CBST)

Andres García, asylum recipient

Ray Rodriguez, asylum recipient

Hafsat Muhammad, asylum recipient

Jessica Barahona-Martinez, mother and asylum seeker from El Salvador

 

Additional congressional speakers are likely to be announced.

 

Participating organizations also include the ACLU, Amnesty International USA, CASA, Community Change Action, Haitian Bridge Alliance, HIAS, Human Rights First, Immigrant Defenders Law Center (ImmDef), Immigration Hub, Jesuit Refugee Service/USA, Justice Action Center, Make the Road Connecticut, Make the Road Nevada, Make the Road New Jersey, Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center, International Mayan League, National Immigration Law Center, New York Immigration Coalition, Refugee Service/USA Justice Action Center, Tahirih Justice Center, Vera Institute of Justice, Wind of the Spirit Immigrant Resource Center (NJ), Women’s Refugee Commission, and #WelcomeWithDignity Campaign.

 

WHEN:

Noon – 1:30 p.m. ET

 

WHERE:

Lutheran Church of the Reformation

212 East Capitol Street NE, Washington, D.C. 20003

 

RSVP:

Media should RSVP to garias@aclu.org 


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