The 60 Best Immigration Reform Pictures Of The Year

It’s been a hell of a year for the immigration reform movement. We’ve held rallies, gone on hunger strikes, conducted acts of civil disobedience all over the country, tweeted/emailed/called/faxed/petitioned our members of Congress, in order to fight for a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented Americans. Here are some of the most powerful pictures from this year…

1.

DREAMers march on Capitol Hill to tell Congress to stand with families, 6/12/13

2.

Obama meets with DREAMers, 5/21/13

3.

Kids to Congress: don’t deport my dad! From the A10 “Time is Now” rally on the Mall, 4/10/13

4.

from the A10 “Time is Now” rally on the Mall, 4/10/13

5.

Advocates deliver 224 cantaloupes to members of Congress—one to each of the House members who voted for Steve King’s amendment to deport DREAMers, 8/1/13

6.

Rep. Trey Gowdy refused to accept the cantaloupes that advocates delivered to him, leaving it in the hall instead, 8/1/13

7.

Over 40 immigration reform leaders are arrested in an act of civil disobedience for immigration reform, 8/1/13

8.

Advocates outside Sen. John McCain’s Tucson town hall during August recess, 8/13/13

9.

Thank you Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA) for supporting HR 15! 10/28/13

10.

That time that Steve King held an anti-immigrant rally and nobody came, 8/12/13

11.

DREAMers flash their calves on Twitter to show Steve King that there are #nocantaloupecalves here, 7/25/13

12.

Kevin McCarthy as a dinosaur—because without immigration reform, the GOP will be extinct

13.

PICO California launches 285-mile, 21-day pilgrimage for citizenship from Sacramento to Bakersfield, 8/13/13

14.

Advocates outside Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s town hall in Virginia during August recess, 8/19/13

15.

Josie Molina and her mom wait to go on TV. In August, Josie asked Rep. Scott Desjarlais to help her father, who is in deportation proceedings; he refused. 8/20/13

16.

Banner asking Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE) to help keep immigrant families together, 8/28/13

17.

Nebraska immigrant children ask Congress not to separate their families, 8/13/13

18.

Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL), one of 29 House Republicans who support a path to citizenship, pray with members of the Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice, 8/21/13

19.

Advocates ask GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to have a heart for immigrants and their families, 8/14/13

20.

Thirteen immigrant women force an 11 PM meeting with Kevin McCarthy, after they refused to leave his office and were locked in for more than 6 hours without food or water, 11/7/13

21.

Over 100 women arrested on Capitol Hill in an act of civil disobedience for immigration reform, 9/12/13

25.

600,000 petitions delivered to Speaker Boehner in Ohio, 9/4/13

26.

Eight advocates in New Jersey brave the rain, snow to conduct an act of civil disobedience against immigrant deportations, 12/10/13

27.

The Grinch/Speaker Boehner with immigrant children waiting to deliver immigration reform letters to Congress, 12/9/13

28.

Confused children outside Speaker Boehner’s office. The Speaker’s staff has been keeping his door locked and refusing to interact with advocates, 12/9/13

29.

Constituents deliver rubber duckies to Kevin McCarthy’s Bakersfield office to ask him why he is ducking them, 12/3/13

30.

Immigrant children caroling to Speaker Boehner during the Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting, 12/3/13

31.

DREAMers reunite with their deported parents for the first time in years—through the border fence, 6/11/13

32.

Thousands of immigrants march in New York for immigration reform, 10/5/13

33.

Charlotte, North Carolina holds a vigil for immigration reform, 10/5/13

34.

Advocates paper an ICE office in Philadelphia with messages for immigration reform, 10/5/13

35.

Advocates march across the Brooklyn Bridge, 10/5/13

36.

Illinois advocates end their pilgrimage for citizenship, 10/5/13

37.

A small reminder to House Republicans that the immigration reform movement isn’t going away… 10/5/13

38.

Nearly 200 advocates and 8 Congressmembers are arrested protesting for immigration reform, 10/8/13

39.

the Fast 4 Families praying outside Speaker Boehner’s door, 11/19/13

40.

Advocates in New York ask Speaker Boehner to stop separating families, 10/29/13

41.

An act of civil disobedience in Chicago, 11/6/13

42.

Women in Washington state, including the wife of the Seattle mayor, are arrested for immigration reform, 11/7/13

43.

Maria, the wife of Brigido, weeps as her husband is about to be deported, 11/19/13

44.

Advocates chaining themselves around the wheels of a bus in Chicago carrying Brigido, Octavio, and other immigrants scheduled for deportation, 11/19/13

45.

Advocates hold a pre-dawn vigil for immigration reform outside Speaker Boehner’s Washington, DC home, 11/20/13

46.

A Thanksgiving dinner table set up, to symbolize all the families who will be without their loved ones this holiday season, 11/20/13

47.

A quilt for deported family members lies on the National Mall, 11/20/13

48.

Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus meet with the Fast 4 Families, 11/20/13

49.

11 DREAMers are arrested after refusing to leave Eric Cantor’s office, 11/19/13

50.

Empty shoes left behind, to symbolize those who have been deported.

51.

Immigrants in Colorado hold up signs outside a John Boehner/Scott Tipton fundraiser, 9/3/13

52.

DREAMers in Arizona block a bus carrying deportees from leaving, 8/21/13

53.

Civil disobedience in Tucson, Arizona, 10/11/13

54.

Seven are arrested outside the White House, 9/18/13

55.

Sen. Pat Leahy (D-VT) visits the Fast 4 Families, 12/5/13

56.

Caroling on Capitol Hill for immigration reform, 12/12/13

57.

1500 advocates stormed 200 House Republican offices, 12/12/13

58.

Eliseo Medina wheeling faster Jim Wallis to the conclusion of the Fast4Families, 12/12/13

60.

Fasters huddling from the cold at the conclusion of the Fast4Families, 12/12/13

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