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Sunday January 1, 2012

Pledge Now to Make 2012 the Year for Immigrant Families

Pledge Now to Make 2012 the Year for Immigrant Families

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The end of the year is a time for reflecting on the past, and planning for the future. This has been a tremendous year for immigrant rights—we were able to secure prosecutorial discretion on the national level, and declare major state victories in Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, California and Arizona.

Yet we know how quickly victories can be taken away. When our representatives continue to cave to anti-immigrant zealots, our achievements can we undone. Only when we unite our energy and efforts can we overcome, as we saw just this weekend with our allies in Alabama.

I’m calling on all of us to make a resolution for 2012: let this be the year immigrant families show our strength, in our communities and across the country. Will you join us in this pledge?

I am so proud of the work we have done together. Let’s rededicate ourselves, no matter where we are, to defending and empowering our families—join me in making the pledge for 2012.