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Welcome SCOTUS Decisions Leave Sanctuary Laws in Place, Shield LGBTQ

Los Angeles, CA, June 15, 2020 – Amid unprecedented attacks on immigrants and people of color playing out on the nation’s streets, borders and hospitals, the Supreme Court today ruled to uphold LGBTQ dignity and left in place California Sanctuary laws that limit local police cooperation with immigration enforcers. The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights […]

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Angelica Salas: High Court Sides With Trump in Keeping More Immigrants Out of USA

Los Angeles, Jan. 27, 2020 – The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), the largest immigrant rights organization in California, criticized a ruling by the Supreme Court Monday, allowing the Trump Administration to deny entry or legal status to immigrant families and children who seek basic need assistance such as food or emergency medical care.  […]

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Angelica Salas: The president has decided torture works and he’s inflicting it on brown children

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21, 2019 -The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), one of the nation’s largest immigrant rights organizations, rebukes the Trump administration’s rule changes that allow jailing of migrant families without limits and shred existing protections for children in the Flores consent decree. With these new rules, the Trump administration shows it will […]

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Angelica Salas: One More Blow to Alter Legal Immigration System With Public Charge Rule

Los Angeles, Aug. 12, 2019 –The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), rejected and denounced an announcement by the Trump administration Monday it will move forward with imposing extra conditions to those who want to adjust their immigration status, ruling them out of the process if they use publicly-funded benefits such as food stamps.  The […]

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Angelica Salas: It’s Christmas Day and One More Child is Dead While in U.S. Custody

LOS ANGELES, CA, Dec. 25, 2018 – The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), the largest immigrant rights organization in California, condemns the U.S. government for the death of one more migrant child under its custody and calls for the resignation of DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.  The Washington Post reported an 8-year old Guatemalan boy […]

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Angelica Salas: The Constitution Is Stronger Than Trump’s Dog-Whistle Politics on Birthright Citizenship

Los Angeles, Oct. 30, 2018 –  The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), rejected President Trump’s latest proposal to take away birthright citizenship to children born of certain immigrants. The following are statements for Angelica Salas, CHIRLA Executive Director. President Trump’s announcement that he is thinking of taking away birthright citizenship is a serious blow […]

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Angelica Salas: U.S. Has the Gall to Say Efforts to Reunify Families Are in ‘Good Faith’

Los Angeles, July 12, 2018 – The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), the largest immigrant rights organization in California, reacted with incredulity Thursday to a HHS, DHS, and DOJ joint statement touting the Trump Administration’s ‘good faith’ efforts to reunite 57 children out of nearly 3,000 it has brutally separated from parents and it […]

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Op-Ed: Angelica Salas: Clock is Ticking for Congress to do the Right Thing and Pass the DREAM Act

LOS ANGELES, CA, Sept. 19, 2017 – The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), the largest immigrant rights organization in California, reiterated its support for a DREAM Act without further enforcement as a permanent solution to the more than 800,000 young immigrants who will be without protection after the DACA program ends March 5, 2018. […]

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Angelica Salas: Cruel and Unusual Punishment for a Generation of Dreamers

LOS ANGELES, CA, Sept. 5, 2017 – The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), the largest immigrant rights organization in California, expressed disgust and outrage at the announcement that DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program which protects nearly 900,000 young immigrants from deportation, will be ended by the Trump Administration. The following are […]

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Op-Ed: Angelica Salas: Send in the Clowns: Immigrant Lives Not a Circus Show for Politicians on Both Sides of the Border

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 31, 2016 –  The CHIRLA Action Fund, the political arm of the largest immigrant rights organization in California, panned news reports that avowed anti-immigrant and GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump was planning a flash field trip to Mexico this Wednesday invited by none other than President Enrique Peña Nieto. Trump is scheduled […]

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