June 28th, 2019: Press Conference – ‘What’s Happening at the Border?’

June 28th, 2019 Spanish translation of English flyer Please join Press Conference, Rally and next steps to address the current living conditions of migrant or refugee children at our Southern US border that has reached to an unprecedented level of inhumanity and an abysmal state.  Documented reports of children being deprived of toothbrushes, soaps and diapers in the government facilities that are overcrowded and in some cases unsanitary is unacceptable and sickening.   It’s time that our elected officials take the necessary steps to immediately ameliorate the conditions of these children and hold those accountable who have violated the law and policy

Call to Action: Congress to End Abusive Conditions of Refugee Children

Please call, write and set up a group meeting with your US Senators and your district US Congressman or Congresswoman. Urge Congress to pass a $4.6 billion emergency funding package includes nearly $3 billion to care for unaccompanied refugee/migrant children. In addition, Congress must pass resolution to allow legal experts, healthcare professionals and human rights advocates to have access to facilities where children are being held. According to report, access has been denied to speak with the children quarantined in special cells for those with flu at Clint. Children at Clint told the Human Rights Watch that they don’t have regular access to showers or clean clothes, with some saying they hadn’t been allowed to bath over periods of weeks and...

June 26th, 2019: Panel Discussion – “The Pro-Life Movement Does Not Represent My Faith”

This summer, CPC will be actively participating in numerous events organized to advocate for our community. June has been host to much action and activism, and we are looking forward to more! June 26th, 2019 Panel Discussion: "The Pro-Life Movement Does Not Represent My Faith" The first individuals to create a network to help women access safe abortion pre-Roe v. Wade were priests, rabbis, pastors, and ministers. They did so because they saw it as a human rights issue. Every injustice throughout history - from slavery to unlawful detainment to rape to murder - begins with taking away an individual's ability to control their own body. At this panel, community leaders are provided the opportunity to speak out on reproductive...

Tell Your MoCs to Stand Up for Childhood Arrivals and Co-Sponsor S.1615 and H.R. 3591

One of the most important programs created under President Obama was the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The program has allowed close to a million immigrants who arrived in the U.S. at a young age to live and work in the U.S. lawfully. It is one of the most celebrated programs under President Obama—and now Trump is dead set on getting rid of it, and then deporting those who have benefited from it. Here is what you need to know about it. What is DACA? In 2012, President Obama created the DACA program to grant relief from deportation to individuals who came to the U.S. as children, if they met a number of requirements (like background checks). The Obama Administration recognized...

Our gratitude for those who attended Wednesday’s rally!

Hundreds of North Carolinians — including native-born and immigrant Americans as well as undocumented — gathered in Bicentennial Plaza in Raleigh Wednesday afternoon in protest of the Trump Administration's policy directing families to be separated at the border. A policy that has also led to the caging of migrant children.          IN THE NEWS: "Families Belong Together" Rally Draws Raleigh Crowd Despite Executive Order Although President Trump signed an executive order temporarily ending the separation of families just hours before the rally's start, the protest continued as planned. It was not lost on those in the crowd that the president could have pushed through such a measure much earlier, and there remains still much to change. Carolina Peace...

EVENT: Families Belong Together

Hundreds gathered to protest the separation of migrant families at the border. RSVP on Facebook. [gallery columns="4" link="file" ids="7020,7456,7455,7457"] WUNC coverage Carolina Resistance coverage N&O Coverage La Conexion coverage ABC coverage

URGENT Call to Action: 10,773 Children Held

Please read this post in detail and take action by calling and visiting in groups to your congressional leaders and senators. It’s imperative you take peaceful legislative action to ensure safety of migrant children who are being separated from their parents at the border and oppose the separation of children from their parents. You must demand the following: My name is [Your Name] and I reside at [Your address and District]. I’m deeply concerned and ashamed to be an American today witnessing such draconian and inhumane polices towards migrant children. It’s unacceptable to take children away from parents and imperative that such practices are suspended immediately. It’s also imperative that migrants and children held in the detention centers across the...

BREAKING: Court Denies Trump Admin Request for ACLU Case Dismissal

The Southern District Court of California has denied the Trump Administration's request to dismiss the ACLU's class-action lawsuit on behalf of parents and children brutally separated at the border. US District Judge Dana M. Sabraw wrote, “The government actors responsible for the ‘care and custody’ of migrant children have, in fact, become their persecutors." #FamiliesBelongTogether