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Trump Demands Billions To Cause Misery for Immigrants

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Washington, DC – Today, the Trump Administration asked the nation for billions in cash to carry out their white nationalist fantasy of mass detention and deportation. Included in the budget request are $1.5 billion for the construction of new immigration detention centers, as well as funding to deport undocumented people detained, $314 million for the […]

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Immigrant Youth and LGBTQIA Leaders Converge on Capitol to Stop Attacks on Texans

Monday, March 13, 2017

Austin, TX — Today, immigrant youth and LGBTQIA leaders convened at the Texas Capitol to call on legislators to oppose Anti-Immigrant Senate Bill 4, the Trans Oppression Senate Bill 6, and protect higher education for undocumented students. The multi-issue group continues to work together to block bills that seek to hold back, terrorize, and criminalize […]

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Target of Trump’s Immigration Nightmare, Daniel Ramirez, Continues to Be Denied His Freedom

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Washington, DC – On Tuesday, U.S. Magistrate Judge James Donohue rejected the Trump Administration’s demand that Daniel be denied his right to have his case heard in Federal court. But while the hearing process goes on, Daniel will remain in detention – denied his freedom and access to be a dad to his son. Greisa […]

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Dany Is Released, Organizing Wins & Immigrant Youth Pledge to Keep Fighting

Friday, March 10, 2017

Washington, DC – Today, Dany Vargas, a DACA beneficiary who was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents for speaking about a targeted attack on her family, is free. Her release arrives after immigrant families and allies made over more than 2,000 calls to DHS Secretary John Kelly and gathered outside the Department of […]

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Immigrant Youth and Families to Republicans: Use Your Power to Pressure Trump to Rescind His Deportation Executive Orders

Friday, March 10, 2017

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) filed the Recognizing America’s Children Act, a bill that would allow undocumented youth to be protected from deportation and set on a path to citizenship.   Immigrant youth and families responded by emphasizing that Republicans should pressure Trump to rescind his deportation executive orders and not play […]

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Daniel Ramirez Medina is a Target of Trump’s Mass Deportation Executive Orders. We Demand His Immediate Release.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Washington, DC – Yesterday, the Seattle District Court heard the case of Daniel Ramirez Medina, a father of a three year old who has been held unjustly in detention for over 20 days after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) terrorized his father’s home. Daniel has DACA and has sued the government for wrongfully framing him […]

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