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Trump Budget Proposal an Attack on Working Families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 23, 2017 CONTACT Juan Gastelum, gastelum@nilc-ijf.org, 213-375-3149 WASHINGTON — Today President Trump released his proposal for next year’s federal spending. The proposed budget cuts more than $1 trillion in spending for vital social programs such as Medicaid and Meals on Wheels and invests $2.6 billion in additional immigration enforcement, including funds […]

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House Republicans Push Forward Legislation to Support Trump’s Mass Deportation Agenda

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2017 CONTACT Juan Gastelum, 213-375-3149, gastelum@nilc-ijf.org WASHINGTON — The U.S. House Judiciary Committee is considering a slew of bills today that, if enacted, would militarize our borders, encourage civil rights abuses through massive expansion of a deportation force, and strip local law enforcement of the ability to enact policies that […]

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Republican Efforts to Repeal Affordable Care Act Are Sickening

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 2, 2017 CONTACT Juan Gastelum, 213-375-3149, gastelum@nilc-ijf.org WASHINGTON — The Republicans in the House of Representatives have unveiled another attempt to jam through their deeply unpopular bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act. This amended version of the so-called American Health Care Act, blessed by key members of the Freedom Caucus, […]

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Sessions Announcement Criminalizes Communities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 11, 2017 CONTACT Adela de la Torre, 213-400-7822, delatorre@nilc-ijf.org WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions today released a memo guiding federal prosecutors to engage in extreme tactics and aggressively pursue charges against immigrants and those who engage in daily interactions with immigrants. Below is a statement from Marielena Hincapié, executive director […]

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Senator Sessions’ Exclusionary Vision of America Makes Him Unfit to Serve as Attorney General

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 18, 2016 CONTACT Juan Gastelum, gastelum@nilc-ijf.org, 213-375-3149 WASHINGTON — News outlets have reported that President-elect Donald Trump will appoint Senator Jeff Sessions to be the nation’s 84th attorney general. The attorney general oversees the Department of Justice, of which several federal law enforcement agencies are a part. The Executive Office for […]

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“The Art of the Deal” Coauthor Tony Schwartz and National Civil Rights and Immigration Advocacy Groups Call for End to Hate and Path Toward Healing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 4, 2016 CONTACT Gebe Martinez, gebe.gmnetworking@gmail.com, 703-731-9505 Betsy Harbison, betsy.harbison.saleem@gmail.com, 407-782-9268 WASHINGTON — Tony Schwartz, who coauthored “The Art of the Deal” with Donald Trump, and national leaders from the Muslim, civil rights, and immigrant communities on Tuesday called for an end to the politics of division that has whipped up […]

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From Hate to Healing: A Path Forward – Press Conference Tuesday, Oct. 4

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 30, 2016 CONTACT: Gebe Martinez gebe.gmnetworking@gmail.com 703-731-9505 Betsy Harbison betsy.harbison.saleem@gmail.com 407-782-9268 ***For Planning Purposes*** Press Conference – Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016 at 10:00AM ET National Press Club – Zenger Room From Hate to Healing: A Path Forward   “The Art of the Deal” Co-author Tony Schwartz and National Leaders from the African American, Immigrant, Latino and […]

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