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CaminosMedia.com (The Immigrant Trail) The video modules that make up CaminosMedia.com were shot along the “immigrant trail.” They explore the root causes of migration from Mexico to the United States as told by immigrants, their families and community leaders working to alleviate immigration, migration and food related issues. CaminosMedia.org highlights grassroots programs and non-governmental organizations on both sides of the US/Mexico border.

Breaking News:
Senate Just Passed Commonsense Immigration Reform

Friends,

Today, on a bipartisan vote of 68-32, the Senate resoundingly approved historic immigration reform legislation, showing that the time has come to fix our nation’s broken immigration system. In response to the vote, President Obama issued a statement, lauding the Senate’s action:

Today, the Senate did its job. It’s now up to the House to do the same.

As this process moves forward, I urge everyone who cares about this issue to keep a watchful eye. Now is the time when opponents will try their hardest to pull this bipartisan effort apart so they can stop commonsense reform from becoming a reality. We cannot let that happen. If you’re among the clear majority of Americans who support reform - from CEOs to labor leaders, law enforcement to clergy - reach out to your Member of Congress. Tell them to do the right thing. Tell them to pass commonsense reform so that our businesses and workers are all playing by the same rules and everyone who’s in this country is paying their fair share in taxes.

We have a unique opportunity to fix our broken system in a way that upholds our traditions as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants. We just need Congress to finish the job.

To read the full statement click here.

Thank you all for your continued efforts to advance immigration reform! With momentum from today’s Senate vote, attention now shifts to the House of Representatives.

Please continue to make your voices heard and remind folks that NOW is the TIME to enact commonsense immigration reform. As always, please share with your networks.

Julie Chávez Rodriguez
Associate Director
White House | Office of Public Engagement

Your Call Today Can Make Immigrant Dreams Come True

HELP DREAMS COME TRUE

Immigration reform is moving. The full Senate is expected to have the final vote on its bipartisan bill as soon as Thursday June 27.

There is no time to waste.

While we do not like provisions that would militarize the border, the bill includes a path to citizenship that could help millions of immigrants and strengthen our country.

CALL YOUR SENATORS NOW!

Tell Florida’s Senators to protect families. Urge them to vote for S. 744, the immigration bill that provides a path to citizenship and will make our country stronger.

Call Florida Sen. Marco Rubio now at 202-224-3041 or click here or via twitter @MarcoRubio

Call Florida Sen. Bill Nelson now at 202-224-5274 or click here or via twitter @SenBillNelson

Millions of immigrants and their families are counting on us.

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ACTION ALERT:  Amendment #1260

Dear Friend,

We urgently need your help. Today at 5:30pm the US Senate is voting on S.744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013. Now is our last chance to have S.744 include language requiring the Department of Homeland Security to promulgate regulations governing detention conditions in Customs & Border Protection (CBP) facilities. These regulations would put in place standards requiring basic humane treatment for individuals held in CBP custody which can include both immigrants and United States citizens. Senator Boxer (D-CA) introduced Amendment #1260, which was drafted in collaboration with Americans for Immigrant Justice, to require this standards language be included. The Amendment, for example, would require the provision of adequate food, emergency medical care, timely transfer from CBP short-term holding facilities to government facilities designed to hold persons for more than 24 hours, translated legal documents and access to CBP holding stations by non-governmental organizations. The regulations would also put an end to abusive and coercive tactics presently employed by CBP including sleep deprivation and prolonged exposure to extreme temperatures.  

We need YOU to take action.

Contact Gang of Eight Senators and ask them to include Boxer Amendment #1260 Language in the Corker/Hoven Compromise.

Call 1-866-940-2439 and ask to speak with the Gang of 8 Senators:

  • Sen. Michael Bennet, D-CO 
  • Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-IL   
  • Sen. Jeff Flake, R-AZ   
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC   
  • Sen. John McCain, R-AZ   
  • Sen. Bob Menendez, D-NJ,   
  • Sen. Marco Rubio, R-FL 
  • Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY    

How do migrant worker centers alleviate worker exploitation and other immigration related issues?

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This is a short video highlighting how migrant worker centers can help the living standards of migrant workers while also serving local communities across the United States by protecting local markets that depend on the migrant worker labor force.

(Source: youtube.com)

How do food cooperatives keep people from migrating?

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This is a short video highlighting how farmer cooperatives can help small farmers to weather the financial storm created by free trade agreement that favor the global market over local economies and highlighting how cooperatives can circumvent the limitations of government subsidies that small farmers would otherwise not be eligible for.

(Source: youtube.com)

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