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Mar 28 2013

“I will fight for my parents, and other immigrant families! No child should have to be separated from their parents and live with that constant fear.”

 
On Tuesday, March 26th,  over 80 children and parents from P.A.S.O.  joined a Children’s March from Millenium Park to Federal Plaza in support of immigration reform, where over 1,000 people called on their Senators and Congressmen to take into account their families and pass an inclusive and comprehensive immigration reform.

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Liz Marquez, a young P.A.S.O. leader who is 9 years old,  shared her testimony and showed how children of undocumented parents currently live in fear that they will be separated from their families. They are not staying quiet though, and are taking a stand to fight for their parents. Read her powerful testimony below:

My name is Liz Marquez, I am 9 years old. I am here today with my sister Yareli and with the organization PASO in Melrose Park.  I have an important message today for President Obama, the senators and congressmen. Listen to me very carefully and do not ignore me:  The time is now to pass immigration reform!

 

 

My name is Liz Marquez, I am 9 years old. I am here today with my sister Yareli and with the organization PASO in Melrose Park.  

I have an important message today for President Obama, the senators and congressmen. Listen to me very carefully and do not ignore me:  The time is now to pass immigration reform!I have an important message today for President Obama, the senators and congressmen. Listen to me very carefully and do not ignore me:  The time is now to pass immigration reform!

 

Watch Liz’ powerful testimony on Chicago Tribune HERE

I also have a question for you, how would you feel if you had to leave your country to give a better life to your children and all of a sudden immigration came to your house and took you away from your family? How would you feel if you were separated from your children?

That is something no child should have to go through!

My dad has a deportation order, and I worry every night that they will try to separate him from us. This would affect me a lot because my dad and mom take very good care of us, and work very hard so that I can have the food, clothes and a home to live in.

My parents are hardworking people, who love us very much. They are like any other parent! My parents are not criminals and it’s not right they are treated like that.

That is why I am here today and I will fight for my parents, and other immigrant families. No child should have to be separated from their parents and live with that constant fear.

I ask the Senators and Congressmen to make sure my dad who has a deportation is included in immigration reform.  I will work with my sister and all the other children here today to fight for our parents and for inclusive immigration reform!

Si se puede! Thank you!

 

Coverage of Children’s March and other P.A.S.O. Youth leaders:

WGN TV (Featuring Liz) 

Univision Chicago  (Featuring Betsy) 

NBC Chicago  (Featuring Norma Herrera and Sones Mexicanos) 

 ABC Local (Senators’ responses)

 

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Screening of El Canto Del Colibrí, a Documentary

September 9, 2016, 6:00pm - September 9, 2016, 7:30pm

PASO - West Suburban Action Project

[In English below] PASO presenta El Canto Del Colibri, del aclamado director de Tres Gotas de Agua. Te invitamos a una noche de documental. Todxs son bienvenidos! SINOPSIS - El Canto del Colibrí, es la historia de un grupo de Padres inmigrantes de origen Latino en los Estados Unidos, que exploran sus experiencias como integrantes de una familia Lesbiana, Gay, Bisexual, Transgénero, Queer, o Cuestionando su sexualidad - LGBTQ. En El Canto del Colibrí, estos hombres valientes se dedican por un momento a emular a la diminuta ave, a la que rara vez se le escucha cantar, para hacer sonar su voz en temas como la inmigración, la religión, la igualdad de derechos en el matrimonio, el machismo, la cultura y el proceso de salir del closet de sus hijos e hijas LGBTQ. Como una continuación natural y obligada del documental Tres Gotas de Agua, que explora el mundo de las familias LGBTQ visto desde la perspectiva de madres de familia, en El Canto del Colibrí el director y su realizadores se embarcan en una conversación franca e íntima con estos padres inmigrantes Latinos. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PASO brings you El Canto Del Colibri, from the acclaimed director of Tres Gotas de Agua. Join us for a screening night of this documentary. All are welcomed! SINOPSIS - The Film El Canto del Colibrí is a documentary exploring the relationships between Latino immigrant fathers and their LGBTQ family members. El Canto del Colibrí, is a story of Latino fathers dealing with issues of immigration, faith, marriage equality, machismo, culture, and the process of their LGBTQ children coming out. Responding to requests from Tres Gotas de Agua audiences around the world, the filmmakers are taking this journey by inviting Latino men to speak frankly about delicate and deeply personal topics. This film will address political issues about LGBTQ families, social oppression, shared responsibility and acceptance of LGBTQ people as members of Latino families. The filmmakers will bring you real stories, Latino immigrant fathers’ stories, with interviews and interactions with family members, and their everyday lives in their communities as a background. Using images from our colorful Latino communities around the country, the filmmakers intend to expose different points of view and help spur the development of powerful dialogue in our communities. This film seeks to fight isolation and build bridges of hope and solidarity among our Latino fathers, their families and community activists.

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