Posted by: kkelsey on 9/18/2014

This piece by Laura Barrett is re-posted from Shelterforce's online newsblog,

Posted by: kkelsey on 9/8/2014
Immigration action in Milwaukee, May 1, 2014 - photo by Light Brigading from flickr
We are angry and disappointed by further delay in fixing our broken laws and policies. 

“It’s impossible to ignore the political calculation behind this delay,” Jesusa Rivera, national chair of the Gamaliel Civil Rights for Immigrants campaign said. “On Friday, President Obama and the Senate Democrats blinked. But this fall, and in elections to come, we will go to the polls with our eyes wide open. We will be waiting for the President to move, and fully expect that when he does announce a reform it will cover all of our 11 million still living in the shadows.”

Over the summer more than 1.3 million Latinos and others attended Gamaliel affiliates' family-oriented Fiesta del Sol events in Chicago and San Diego. Worship services at both events highlighted the contributions of Latinos to our culture, our young dreamers, and how much more work we still need to do for not just Latinos but all immigrants. Gamaliel and its affiliates will continue to ensure all immigrants can get the services they need and serve as advocates to officials from city halls to the White House for policies that support and ultimately normalize all our immigrants’ legal status.
Posted by: kkelsey on 8/19/2014
Posted by: kkelsey on 7/25/2014

This piece by Laura Barrett is re-posted from Shelterforce's online newsblog,

Left, right or center, few dispute that our criminal justice system is broken. But two new and thrilling victories this month are giving real hope to activists who want more effective and humane crimes policies. 

Posted by: kkelsey on 10/16/2013
See what Peter Dreier has to say in his Huffington Post blog about mainstream media coverage of the Immigration Reform Movement. He recognizes Gamaliel as one of the coordinating forces behind it.
Posted by: kkelsey on 9/19/2013
The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee failed to comply with federal regulations on the hiring of low-income workers on its $82 million Westlawn Gardens project completed this year, according to a review by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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