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Central America Hurricanes Eta & Iota’s Impact Highlight Need for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) from the U.S.

Washington, DC, December 15, 2020 – The aftermath of hurricanes Eta and Iota continue to cause mounting devastation in Central America, specifically in Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Reuters reports that the natural disasters have cost more than $10 billion in damages. Separately, Aon’s monthly Global Catastrophe report, highlighted by the Insurance Journal, says the estimated cost within the region […]

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America’s Voice: We Celebrate Along With Dreamers As DHS Officially Re-Opens New Applications for DACA

Washington, DC, December 8, 2020 – Yesterday, we highlighted how American public sentiment, led by the courage and first-person testimonials of Dreamers themselves, created the climate for the impressive work of the movement’s litigators to win in the courts to keep DACA alive. These victories have come despite a relentless, multiyear attack on DACA from […]

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Public Opinion on Immigration a Rare Point of National Consensus in a Divided Electorate

Washington, DC, November 10, 2020 – Jacob Soboroff and Julia Ainsley of NBC continue to report on horrifying new details related to family separation. The total number of separated children whose parents’ whereabouts are unknown has risen to 666. It’s more evidence that the moral stain of family separations may be with us forever. In […]

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On Call, Senators Schumer, Durbin and Menendez Highlight Role of Immigrants on the Frontlines of COVID-19

Washington, DC, April 28, 2020 – Earlier today, Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) gathered on a press call with DACA and TPS immigrant workers who are fighting the corona virus on the front lines to highlight the urgent need to protect Dreamers and TPS holders, extend their work authorizations, […]

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Trump Makes End Run Around Congress to Fundamentally Restructure Decades-Old Immigration Law

Washington, D.C. April 23, 2020 – Yesterday, President Trump issued a proclamation that fundamentally restructured immigration law in place since 1952, at least for the next 60 days or longer if the proclamation is extended, as contemplated in the proclamation.  For almost 70 years, with some minor amendments, the Immigration and Nationality Act has strongly favored family unity […]

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In the Midst of a War on the Coronavirus, Trump and Stephen Miller Redirect Funding to Their War on Immigrants

Washington, DC, April 15, 2020 – President Trump is more focused on his political standing and his re-election prospects than on the once-in-a-lifetime global health crisis that should be his all-consuming focus. Trump and Stephen Miller have diverted billions of dollars from the nation’s readiness to prevent and respond to COVID-19 by funding immigration enforcement […]

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Pili Tobar: Supreme Court Blesses Administration’s Systemic Ban on Working Class Immigrants

Jan. 27, 2020 – Today, the Supreme Court of the United States of America issued a decision lifting the injunction issued by multiple judges on the Trump administration’s “public charge” policy to restrict permanent legal status for immigrants who have used public benefits or those who in the determination of the Trump Administration may someday […]

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Douglas Rivlin: Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Crusade Expands to Ensnare More and More American Citizens

January 7, 2020 – The Trump Administration’s relentless efforts to scapegoat, scare, and both keep out and kick out immigrants includes a mounting series of big brother and big government tactics – supposedly anathema to conservatives and Republicans – that are ensnaring U.S. citizens. Witness: DHS to force DNA collection from people in immigration custody  […]

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Why Trump’s Push for Kids’ Indefinite Detention Would Also Mean No Accountability

August 26, 2019 – Leading observers continue to point out the potential harm of the Trump administration’s announcement to target kids and vulnerable families through indefinite detention. For example, read Cornell Law professor Jaclyn Kelley-Widmer in the Washington Post recapping the details and implications of the proposed changes to Flores. The research shows long-term detention […]