Family Reunification

Standing up to keep families together

Every day, children lose their parents to deportation. Many of us have difficulty taking in the reality of this tragic situation.

How can it be that U.S. citizens do not have the right to petition on behalf of their parents to keep their families together? Is there really no path to citizenship for the immediate family members of these children?

Testimony on the separation of nuclear families under U.S. immigration law

Statement for the Congressional Record pertaining to the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee – Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Summary:

Immigrant Rights Program, Newark NJ

Jocelyn family

Joceyln and her family

Joceyln (bottom row, middle), her father, and five siblings in front of their home in New Jersey.

At the Immigrant Rights Program (IRP) in Newark, N.J., our goal is to achieve policies that respect the rights and dignity of all immigrants, including a fair and humane national immigration policy.

The Immigrant Rights Program’s successful integration of legal services, advocacy and organizing has made a dramatic difference in the lives of immigrants in New Jersey and beyond by ensuring that immigrant voices are heard in policy debates, by assisting immigrants with challenging immigration cases, and by changing the narrative about immigration issues to influence policy.

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