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Serving Our Country Is No Longer a Way for Immigrant Soldiers to Gain Citizenship

May 23, 2019 - Immigrant soldiers in the U.S. military often use their service as a catalyst to apply for and gain citizenship. Traditionally,...

Neal, Larson, and Lewis Demand Answers from Trump Admin. after Medicare Premium Withholding Failure

WASHINGTON, DC, May 23, 2019 – Yesterday, Ways & Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA), Social Security Subcommittee Chairman John B. Larson (D-CT),...

New Report: Nearly 19,000 Asylum Seekers Await U.S. Entry in Mexican Border Cities

May 23, 2018 - The number of asylum seekers on wait lists in Mexican border cities or those waiting to get on these lists...

Burgeoning Workloads for Immigration Judges

May 23, 2019 - The hiring pace for new judges continues to be insufficient to keep up with the Immigration Court's workload. As a...

HUD Moves to Allow Anti-Trans Discrimination in Federally Funded Homeless Shelters

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2019 — The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a proposal today to roll back protections for transgender people...

Warren, Espaillat, Colleagues Reintroduce Legislation to Provide Stable Housing for Survivors of Natural Disasters

Washington, DC, May 22, 2019 - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.) today led 10 of their Senate and...

Chair Grijalva Introduces Bill to Protect Threatened Species

Washington, D.C. May 22, 2019  – In celebration of International Biodiversity Day, Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) introduced a bill this morning to protect...

Sen. Shaheen Responds to Mnuchin’s Long-term Postponement of Tubman on $20 Bill Effort

Washington, DC, May 22, 2019 – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Senate author of the Harriet Tubman Tribute Act of 2019, issued the following statement...

Reps. Grijalva and Schweikert Introduce The Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act

WASHINGTON May 21, 2019 - Today, Representatives Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-03) and David Schweikert (AZ-06) introduced the Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act (TEAPSPA). The...

Sixth Migrant Child Dies in Trump Administration Custody

May 20, 2019 - Statement by BNHR Executive Director Fernando Garcia “The chronicle of an announced death has just become a reality.  We again...

Thousands of Immigrants Suffer In US Solitary Confinement

May 21, 2019 - Dulce Rivera lived for the one hour a day she was allowed outside, to pace alone on a patch of...

Authorities must stop criminalizing humanitarian aid, says Amnesty

May 21, 2019 - The U.S. Department of Justice should immediately drop all criminal charges against humanitarian volunteer Scott Warren and stop criminalizing humanitarian...

AG James Leads Coalition Of 23 Cities And States Suing Trump Administration To Stop...

NEW YORK, May 21 2019 - Attorney General Letitia James, leading a coalition of 23 states, cities, and municipalities, filed a lawsuit today against...

Cummings Statement on Court Rejecting President’s Challenge to Congressional Authority to Subpoena Financial Documents

Washington, D.C. (May 20, 2019)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, issued the following statement in response...

31 of the 50 Top U.S. Papers Did Not Cover Announcement of Potential Extinction...

WASHINGTON, D.C. May 20, 2019 – A recent announcement that 1 million plant and animal species are at risk of extinction because of human...

HISTORIC: U.S. House of Representatives Passes the Equality Act

May 17, 2019 - HRC hailed the historic passage of the Equality Act by the U.S. House of Representatives, the first time a chamber...

House of Representatives Passes Equality Act In Major Step For LGBTQ Rights

WASHINGTON May 17, 2019 - The House of Representatives passed The Equality Act (H.R. 5,)  by a 236-173 margin today. This vote marks the first...

Tribes Seek Injunction against Hudbay Minerals’ Colossal Copper Mine Set to Desecrate Burial Grounds...

Tucson, AZ, May 16, 2019 — Three Native American Tribes have filed a preliminary injunction against Canadian mining company Hudbay Minerals to stop its plans...

Judge to Hear Case Against State Department for Refusing to Recognize Citizenship of Child...

WASHINGTON, DC, May 16, 2019 – Today, a federal judge decided that a case filed against the State Department for refusing to recognize the...

Federal Court Allows Controversial ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy to Continue

May 16, 2019 - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is resuming its controversial “Remain in Mexico” policy. This policy requires asylum-seeking Central American...