Women and Immigration Reform: A Commitment to Women, Children, and Families

Tuesday June 18 , 2013

  • By: We Belong Together, Women’s Refugee Commission, Congresswomen of the House Judiciary Committee
  • Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • Location:
    House Office Building
    Room 2226 Rayburn
    Washington , DC

Immigrant women comprise 51% of all immigrants in the United States. More than 5 million women in the United States are undocumented. Historically, women and women's work have been devalued by our immigration laws, and many women have been left out of past efforts at immigration reform. Women must have a fair and appropriate way to demonstrate their physical presence, employment history, and contributions to our communities, to get on a pathway to citizenship, and to reunite with and remain with their families. Join us for an informative discussion on why comprehensive immigration reform must include immigrant women and what protections are needed to ensure that women are considered and protected throughout the immigration process.

Speakers:

  • Woman worker on legalization and protection concerns
  • Woman affected by family separation and enforcement
  • Woman affected by family visa backlogs
  • Judiciary Congresswomen-TBD
  • Emily Butera, Senior Program Officer, Women's Refugee Commission
  • Moderated by Pramila Jayapal, Co-Chair of We Belong Together

Registration:
Please RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/WBTevent.