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Children Take their “Wish for the Holidays” to Capitol Hill

“Children need to be with their parents so they can succeed.  I just want to be with my family.  Please don’t take my parents away, and I promise I will be a productive member of society.”

—Letter from a young boy from Florida, read at the Wish for the Holidays press conference

Over the past few months, thousands of young people across the country have written letters to Congress as part of the A Wish for the Holidays campaign. Each letter expresses one shared wish: an end to immigration policies that separate children from their parents. Last week, a delegation of over 50 children and youth—accompanied by staff from Women’s Refugee Commission’s Migrant Rights and Justice program—visited Capitol Hill to hold a press conference with Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA). They hand-delivered the letters to the members of Congress who will play a key role in upcoming immigration reform efforts.

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