WA Rallies Demand Robust Executive Action on Administrative Relief by Obama

The 2014 midterm elections have come and gone, and newspapers are reporting that President Obama is poised to announce a package of reforms. To anticipate this, and to underscore the need for robust, far-reaching reform, OneAmerica is holding rallies across Washington State as part of a National Week of Action to demand robust executive measures to stop deportations and keep families together.

This should include an expansion of the successful deferred action program of 2012, a reduction of naturalization fees, which now stand at nearly $700, an expansion of the Temporary Parole in Place program, or several other executive actions that will make life easier for immigrants in the U.S. and stop the wave of family-splitting deportations that is tearing at the fabric of our communities. These community rallies will give Obama a clear message: stop deporting our families.

Maricarmen Garcia, 20, will MC our Seattle event. She is an immigrant and has many family members who will potentially be helped by President Obama's announcment. "This is it," Garcia said. "This week we will make history. This week we will redefine the course of our future. We need president Obama to stand firm on his promise of family unity for all. No family should get left behind, and we will keep fighting until everyone is safe."

All rallies will be held Thursday, November 20, 2014

Seattle:

What: Rally and press conference to demand administrative relief
Where: Seattle Federal Building, 915 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA, 98104
When: 12 pm noon
Who: Mayor Edward B. Murray, Representative Adam Smith, dozens of concerned immigrants, leaders and advocates

Yakima:

Where: 402 S 3rd St. Yakima, WA 98901
When: 2 pm

Vancouver:

Where: Corner of Fort Vancouver Way and Mcclellan Road, Vancouver, WA
When: 4 pm

Walla Walla:

Where: 28 E. Main St, Downtown Walla Walla, 99362
When: 4 pm

Mt. Vernon:

Where: 300 S 1st St, Mt Vernon, WA 98273
When: 1 pm

Stay tuned for updates, photos, and media coverage.

For more information about Administrative Relief and what it means for you and your family, click here.

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