Family Reunification

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Press Conference Today: USCIS Reconsider Colorado father, Felipe Alaniz Herrera’s case, keep him in the US for Father’s Days to come

Felipe with his wife and grandaughter

Felipe with his wife, Carla, and their grandaughter Arryana.

For the first time since 2012, Felipe shared in a weekend of celebrations with family; his daughter's high school graduation, his own Father's Day and seven-year anniversary with his wife Carla. 
USCIS (US Customs and Immigration Services) has denied his petition citing his 21-year-old conviction as the reason. Felipe’s family, community members, faith and organizational leaders will gather to ask USCIS to reconsider in a show of support for Felipe. 

Testimony on the separation of nuclear families under U.S. immigration law

March 14, 2013: Statement to the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee – Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee on the impacts of separating families.

Immigrant Rights Program, Newark NJ

Jocelyn family

Joceyln and her family

Joceyln (bottom row, middle), her father, and five siblings in front of their home in New Jersey.

At the Immigrant Rights Program (IRP) in Newark, N.J., our goal is to achieve policies that respect the rights and dignity of all immigrants, including a fair and humane national immigration policy.

The Immigrant Rights Program’s successful integration of legal services, advocacy and organizing has made a dramatic difference in the lives of immigrants in New Jersey and beyond by ensuring that immigrant voices are heard in policy debates, by assisting immigrants with challenging immigration cases, and by changing the narrative about immigration issues to influence policy.

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