California Gov. Newsom Listens to Community Pressure and Provides Relief to Undocumented People

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Santa Cruz, CA – Yesterday, California Governor Newsom announced the state created a fund to help undocumented immigrants in California left out of federal cash assistance and other benefits in the midst of COVID-19. Undocumented workers in California make up 10% of workers in the state, and are currently risking their lives performing essential jobs to keep our country moving.  …

Members of Congress Demand Trump Extend Protections for DACA Recipients and TPS Holders

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Washington, D.C. – Today, 38 Senators, led by Senator Durbin (D-IL), sent a letter urging President Trump to automatically extend work authorizations for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients and other impacted immigrants. This comes after a letter was sent earlier this week led by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and over 100 members …

Empty Words from Pence Won’t Erase the Fact That Trump Killed DACA

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Trump and Pence have shown they don’t care for immigrant youth, instead using us as bargaining chips for a wall, and making plans with ICE to detain and deport us. ) Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, following a question from PBS NewsHour White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor, Vice President Mike Pence said he was “incredibly inspired” by the almost 30,000 health …

During COVID-19 State Governors Must Counter Trump’s Disdain for Immigrants With Empathy and Justice

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COVID-19 doesn’t discriminate on race, age, gender, or immigration status. Every person deserves to feel safe and protected in the midst of this pandemic. Washington, D.C. – During a press briefing today, Trump received a simple question from Janet Rodriguez of Univision: “How do you suppose [undocumented immigrants will] survive during the COVID-19?” He responded with disdain, and a lack …

Home Is Here Coalition Asks Supreme Court to Side with DACA Recipients During COVID-19 Global Pandemic

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The DACA cases now before the Supreme Court involve the futures of 700,000 people, their 256,000 U.S. citizen children, and the nation’s health and wellbeing. Washington, D.C. – Today, plaintiffs in one of the cases challenging the Trump Administration’s termination of DACA filed a letter with the Supreme Court asking them to consider the real-world consequences of the COVID-19 global …

COVID-19 Senate Stimulus Package Fails Our People

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The Senate is choosing not to protect immigrants in our communities in their bill Washington, D.C. – Tonight, the Senate is voting on a two trillion dollar spending bill in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill ignores many key provisions laid out in a House bill proposed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA 8), which recognized the humanity of all …

After Public Pressure Miramar Check-In Facility Finally Closes During COVID-19 Health Crisis

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Miramar, Florida. – The Miramar ICE check-in facility refused to comply for weeks with the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines during the Coronavirus outbreak, where hundreds of immigrant families risked their health and stood in crowded lines in order to do their check-ins.  Yesterday, after public pressure from, United We Dream, the Florida Immigration Coalition, and the …

Sen. Durbin, Sen. Harris and Rep. Pressley Demand Answers from DHS Over Plans to Deport DACA Recipients

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), and Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-MA 7th District), sent a letter to Acting DHS Secretary, Chad Wolf to inquire about the potential for mass deportations of DACA recipients in advance of a Supreme Court decision.  A total of 34 senators and 87 members of congress signed the letter.  Bruna …

By Refusing to Close Down Miramar Check-In Facility During COVID-19 Health Crisis, ICE Is Puts All of Us at Risk

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SEE VIDEO OF TODAY’S CHECK-INS AT MIRAMAR. MUST CREDIT: Miramar Circle of Protection and United We Dream FLORIDA —  As families across the United States bunker down to slow the spread of coronavirus, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is continuing business as usual with their enforcement operations, leaving immigrants, immigration judges, government officials, security guards, and the public at …

Trump and DHS Must Automatically Renew DACAs That Expire This Year

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Due to COVID-19 USCIS offices are closing, which will delay critical DACA renewals Washington, DC – Last night, USCIS announced they will temporarily close offices to the public from March 18 through April 1. According to the USCIS announcement, “USCIS field offices will send notices to applicants and petitioners with scheduled appointments impacted by this closure.”  This closure will delay …