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Latest Attack on DACA Shows Trump Will Do Anything to Deport Dreamers

DACA recipients should visit www.RenewMyDACA.com for information about submitting a renewal application FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 5, 2018 CONTACT Juan Gastelum, gastelum@nilc-ijf.org, 213-375-3149 Hayley Burgess, burgess@nilc-ijf.org, 202-384-1279 LOS ANGELES — The Trump administration again has taken the extraordinary step of asking the U.S. Supreme Court to consider legal questions related to terminating the Deferred Action […]

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Poll: Swing District Voters Want a Narrow Bipartisan Solution for Dreamers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 29, 2018 CONTACT Juan Gastelum, gastelum@nilc-ijf.org, 213-375-3149 Hayley Burgess, burgess@nilc-ijf.org, 202-384-1279 WASHINGTON — The results of a new poll released today by the National Immigration Law Center show overwhelming support for Congress to reach a bipartisan compromise that would protect immigrant youth and fund cost-effective border security measures using advanced technology […]

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Republican-led Shutdown Requires a Quick Resolution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 19, 2018 CONTACT Juan Gastelum, gastelum@nilc-ijf.org, 213-375-3149 Hayley Burgess, burgess@nilc-ijf.org, 202-384-1279 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Congress has failed to approve any measure to keep the federal government funded and running past Friday, initiating a partial shutdown. This is the first time in modern history that the federal government could shut down […]

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Republicans Must Put Politics Aside and Pass the Dream Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 28, 2017 CONTACT Email: gastelum@nilc-ijf.org Juan Gastelum, 213-375-3149 WASHINGTON — Hours before Republican and Democratic congressional leaders were to meet with the White House on Tuesday to discuss legislative priorities for the remainder of the year, Democratic leaders Sen. Chuck Schumer (NY) and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (CA) announced they would not […]

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CBO Confirms Senate Health GOP Bill Disastrous for Families and Public Health

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 26, 2017 CONTACT Juan Gastelum, 213-375-3149, gastelum@nilc-ijf.org Hayley Burgess, 202-384-1279, burgess@nilc-ijf.org WASHINGTON — The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on Monday said that 22 million Americans would lose their health insurance under a new legislative proposal by U.S. Senate Republicans, which aims to repeal key provisions of the Affordable Care Act […]

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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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