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Abraham Paulos
Abraham Paulos is the executive director of Families For Freedom. Abraham is an Eritrean refugee, born in Sudan and raised in Chicago. He is a graduate of George Washington University with a degree in International Affairs and is currently finishing a Masters in Human Rights at the New School University. Abraham has worked in media, reporting on urban policy and human rights as a writer and editorial assistant with City Limits, the civic affairs magazine that publishes investigative news on New York City politics and policies.

Entries by Abraham Paulos

People With Felonies, Criminal Records and Gang Affiliation Are Our Friends and Family

(91) Comments | Posted November 30, 2014 | 11:07 AM

Every single bit of positive change that comes from President Obama's executive order on immigration is a testament to directly affected grassroots organizers who have been creative and relentless. The activism of radical "undocumented and unafraid" people, particularly civil disobedience and direct actions including taking over

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New York City Can Do Better to Protect All Immigrants

(2) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 5:28 PM

Dear Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio,

As Families for Freedom celebrates 11 years of fighting for family unity, we applaud your stance and look forward to helping you create a "safer and more accessible" New York City for all immigrants. At the same time, we are concerned...

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Comprehensive Immigration Bill Does Nothing For Our Families

(51) Comments | Posted September 10, 2013 | 6:19 PM

Melissa, a Jamaican-born mother of two, has been in detention since 2010. Eleven years ago, Melissa pled guilty to simple assault and obstruction of justice charge for breaking up a conflict between a security guard and her boyfriend in a Virginia Beach skating rink after their belongings were stolen.


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