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May 28th, 2014
MEDIA ADVISORY: Progressive Caucus to Hold Immigration Forum Ahead of Secretary Johnson’s Testimony

WASHINGTON—The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) will hold a public forum titled “The Impact of Current Immigration Policy on Women and Children” on Thursday, May 29th at 9:30am. The forum will precede Homeland Security Secretary Johnson’s testimony in the Judiciary Committee later that morning.

The Progressive Caucus forum will feature testimony from women and children directly affected by our broken immigration system. Immigrants and their families have been invited to join the forum after attending a special mass on Capitol Hill.

Despite the fact that women and children make up three quarters of all immigrants in the U.S., historically U.S. immigration laws have failed to address their specific needs. As a result, women and children have suffered significant consequences and inequities under our current system. Today, women and children continue to be left out of the debate.

WHAT:         Progressive Caucus Forum: The Impact of Current Immigration Policy on Women and Children                      


Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ), CPC Co-Chair

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), CPC Co-Chair

Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA)

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)

Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI)

Rep. Jan Schakowsky(D-IL)

Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus

Two impacted children

Two impacted women

Experts on immigration and family separation              

WHEN:        Thursday, May 29th at 9:30amEST

WHERE:     2226 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC.


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