March for Immigrant Families and an End to Deportations

The march will be this Friday, November 20th from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm

 

Annandale, Virginia: March with us from Arlington, Virginia to the White House in recognition of the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s announcement concerning Immigration Relief (DAPA, DACA extended). With the recent 5th Circuit decision to keep both programs blocked, it is imperative that we demonstrate the urgent need for relief for millions of immigrant families including those with US citizen children, all of whom continue to live in fear of deportation.

Come lend your voices and marching feet to:

1.- Commemorate as a positive action President Obama’s announcement of immigration relief for five million immigrants (DAPA y extended DACA);
2.- Demand that President Obama stop deportations and keep families together; 
3.- Demand that the Obama administration appeal to the Supreme Court to overturn the 5th Circuit decision that has kept both programs blocked.

WHEN: Friday, November 20th from 8:30 a.m-12:00 p.m. (Departure at 8:30am)

To cover the march: Marchers will leave from 2100 Clarendon Blvd. Arlington, VA 22201 (Arlington Courthouse Plaza), at 8:30 a.m. We expect to be at the White House at 10:50 a.m. and hold a rally. To see the full route, please click  https://goo.gl/maps/Va9p9AkNkBu

Press Conference in front of the White House: Marchers including Dreamers and immigrant families will hold a press conference at 11:30 A.M. in front of the White House.

Organized by:  Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations (VACOLAO), Mason DREAMers, DREAMers of Virginia, DREAMers of Martinsville, National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC), DREAMers Mothers in Action (DMIA), Legal Aid Justice Center’s Immigrant Advocacy Program, Virginia Coalition for Immigrant Rights (VACIR), ), Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice In the National Capital Region, Just Neighbors, Virginia Latina Advocacy Network, faith community, and advocacy organizations.

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About Ramón Jiménez

Ramón Jiménez, actual Managing Editor de MetroLatinoUSA. Periodista que cubre eventos de las comunidades latinas en Washington D.C., Maryland y Virginia. Graduado de la Escuela de Periodismo de la Universidad del Distrito de Columbia. Galardonado en numerosas ocasiones por parte de la Asociación Nacional de Publicaciones Hispanas (NAHP) y otras organizaciones comunitarias y deportivas de la región metropolitana de esta capital. También premiado en dos ocasiones como Mejor Periodista del Año por la cobertura de la comunidad salvadoreña; premios otorgados por la Oficina de Asuntos Latinos del Alcalde de Washington (OLA) y otras organizaciones. Ha sido miembro del jurado calificador en diferentes concursos literarios, de belleza y talento en la región metropolitana. Ha visitado zonas de desastre en Nicaragua, Honduras y El Salvador e invitado a esos países por organizaciones que asisten a personas de escasos recursos económicos. Antes trabajó en otros medios de prensa de Virginia y Washington, D.C., incluyendo reportajes para una agencia noticiosa mundial.

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