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Fast for Families Immigration Reform Campaign Launches Bus Tour from California to D.C.

By Patrick McNeil, Communications Assistant After officially kicking off last month with an event at the National Press Club, the Fast for Families Across America campaign this week launched the second phase of its national tour – including two buses … Continue reading

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Fast for Families Kicks off Nationwide Campaign

By Aurora Arop, Spring 2014 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern The next stage of the Fast for Families campaign officially launched on January 27 with an event at the National Press Club, where organizers announced plans for a multi-month tour … Continue reading

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Are you Hungry for Immigration Reform? Faith Leaders Launch “Fast for Families” Initiative

By Hannah Cornfield, a Fall 2013 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern Faith and civil rights leaders gathered on the National Mall on Tuesday to launch “Fast for Families: A Call for Immigration Reform and Citizenship.” While the immigration reform bill … Continue reading

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Immigrants’ Rights: Pressing Legal Issues That Affect Immigrant Communities

By Haley Robinson, Intern for The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights At the tenth annual Wiley A. Branton/Howard Law Journal Symposium on Thursday – an event titled Civil Rights at a Critical Juncture: Confronting Old Conflicts and New … Continue reading

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Jamaican Guestworker Abuse: How Comprehensive Immigration Reform Could Stop Injustice and Change Lives

By Jheanelle Wilkins, Field Manager, The Leadership Conference Education Fund Judith and more than 100 other Jamaican immigrants came to the United States in April to work at a laundry cleaning company in Florida through an H-2B temporary immigrant worker … Continue reading

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Infographic: White House Video Explains Economic Benefits of Passing Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Legislation to reform of the nation’s broken immigration system is now being considered by the U.S. House of Representatives, following recent passage in the Senate of a bill that includes a real opportunity for currently undocumented immigrants to apply for … Continue reading

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Facts About the Growing Diversity of the U.S. Population in 2012

The U.S. Census Bureau has fresh numbers detailing the continued diversification of the U.S. population. As the percentage of Whites in the U.S. continues to decline, minority populations are increasing, with Asians showing the fastest rate of population growth in … Continue reading

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