Titus Fights to Keep Families Together

Dec 9, 2013
Press Release
Calls on House leadership to immediately call a vote on comprehensive immigration reform

December 9, 2013

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada’s First District joined immigration advocates and a delegation of youth from around the country today speaking out in support of immigration reform. Following the press conference, the youth delegation delivered the holiday wishes of thousands of children who all want one thing for the holidays, immigration reform to keep families together. The letters were delivered to 60 House Republicans who have failed to advance this issue in the Republican-led House of Representatives. Today’s action marks the culmination of the “Wish for the Holidays” campaign led by We Belong Together: Women for Common Sense Immigration Reform. 
Titus Speaks at We Belong Together Presser
“Immigration reform is more than just an economic necessity and moral imperative, it is also a family issue,” said Titus. “I will continue to fight for comprehensive immigration reform, and I will continue to urge the President to suspend the deportation of the thousands of individuals who would be citizens under reform legislation. These individuals are mothers and fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers. We must always remember how important they are to our families and our communities, but at no time is this more apparent than during the holiday season.”  
Christian delivers his holiday wish
Christian, 2nd grader from Nevada, delivers his holiday wish for immigration reform to Congresswoman Titus. Every day, Christian and his mother live in fear that they will be separated from his undocumented father. Congresswoman Titus vowed to keep fighting for reform so Christian and his mother, along with thousands of individuals across the country, no longer have to fear separation from their loved ones. 
Over 6000 letters delivered
Over 6,000 letters from children across the country were delivered today to more than 60 House Republicans who have failed to take meaningful action to advance immigration reform.