(WASHINGTON) – Dozens of immigrant rights organizations across the country came out to support families for Father’s Day by holding “Father’s Day is for Families” actions nationwide. The national effort, organized by the Detention Watch Network (DWN) and the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), aimed to highlight the harmful and unnecessary separation of families due to current immigration policies.
Detention Watch Network Applauds Senate Judiciary Committee's Leadership to Move Forward Detention Reform in the Senate Immigration Bill
After three weeks of markup, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act, and struck down the draconian detention amendments put forth by Senators Grassley (R-IA) and Sessions (R-AL). Andrea Black, Executive Director of the Detention Watch Network had this to say: