"I will stand with immigrant families across the country, and join the nation-wide fast for federal immigration reform for 1 DAY (Wednesday Dec. 11th) but only if 50 other local people will stand with us."
— Voces de la Frontera
Deadline to sign up by: 11th December 2013
31 people signed up, 19 more were needed
Country: United States
This year, we have come the closest ever to fixing our broken immigration system and achieving a new legalization process with a pathway to citizenship. In June, the U.S. Senate passed a comprehensive, bipartisan immigration bill (S.744).
Now, the House of Representatives has chance to complete the dream for 11 million aspiring Americans by addressing this moral crisis.
Unfortunately, the Republican leadership in the House continues to delay a vote on the one issue that holds strong bipartisan support and is backed by a breadth of communities and groups across the country.
At the same time, President Obama (whose administration is about to hit the devastating milestone of 2 million deportations) continues to deny that he has the power to stop separating families - despite granting relief selectively.
Every day the President refuses to use his executive authority, or House leadership stalls on a vote for immigration reform, families and communities suffer the impact of deportations, deaths on the border, exploitation at work and the fear of living in the shadows with no path to citizenship.
By fasting, we hope to follow the examples of Cesar Chavez, Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi to touch the compassion and sensibilities of our elected leaders to address the moral crisis of an immigration system that fails to comport with our national values, our creeds and belief in justice.
The national Fast 4 Families has already gained significant attention across the country, and support is only growing.
For more, visit www.fast4families.org
Voces de la Frontera, the Pledge Creator, joined by: