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During the past three days the Department of Homeland Security has engaged in round ups of Central American undocumented immigrants throughout the country. ECCO immigrant leaders attended a meeting yesterday in Boston with other community-based organizations and heard reports that round ups have occurred already in East Boston, Chelsea, and Revere. We denounce this new policy of targeting our Central American sisters and brothers who have come to...

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Press release: Washington, DC – Clergy leaders and faith organizers with the PICO National Network’s Campaign for Citizenship, released the following statement, today, after the U.S. Supreme Court grants cert in Texas v. United States of America—the case that currently blocks protections for immigrant families and individuals from deportation under the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and expand...

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Tomorrow afternoon we will be standing in unison with Pope Francis as he celebrates mass on the US – Mexico border where people will be gathered to pray on both sides of the fence that divides many immigrant families. ECCO leaders and 29 co-sponsoring organizations will protest at the offices of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) this Wednesday Feb. 17 at 3:30PM. While visiting Philadelphia, Pope Francis’ declared, “Families have a c...

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MCAN leaders and allies – immigrants and non-immigrants, young and old, black, brown and caucasian – stood together to demand an end to deportations in front of the ICE offices. A Boston Globe article highlighted the story of the ECCO Vice President, Angela Arce, and we were also covered on Telemundo. Last Wed. 2/17, we said, “YA BASTA! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!”, and we went straight to where decisions about deportations are being made, ...