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Immigrant Youth Vow to Continue Resistance As Anti-Immigrant Bill SB 4 Passes from the Texas House Toward Becoming Law

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Austin, TX — Today, following nearly 16 hours of debate on the House floor, fueled and emboldened by an agenda of hate, racism and white supremacy, the Texas House of Representatives voted to pass SB 4, a shameful bill with the clear goal of terrorizing and criminalizing the immigrant community. Procedural steps are all that […]

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Immigrants, Workers, and Allies Unite In Opposition to Hateful SB 4 as Texas House Votes

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

AUSTIN, TX — Today, as the Texas House moves to vote on Anti-Immigrant SB 4, courageous immigrant leaders, workers, immigrant children & families from across the state mobilized for a day of action in opposition to the hateful legislation. As debate began for the day, House Representatives entered the House chambers through a tunnel of […]

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Over 130 Institutions Commit to Protect and Fight for Immigrants In Face of Trump Administration’s Mass Deportation Plans

Monday, April 24, 2017

Washington, D.C. and Nationwide – Last week, over 130 educational institutions across the country stepped up to fight for, and alongside, their immigrant students and their families on the annual National Institutions Coming Out Day. The institutions, which span 38 states including K-12 schools, universities, community colleges and community centers, made over 900 commitments to […]

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Immigrant Community To Sessions & Kelly in El Paso: Border Communities Demand #JusticeForJuan

Monday, April 24, 2017

El Paso, TX – Last week, immigrant leaders from South Texas and Albuquerque, NM joined a rally organized by the Border Network for Human Rights in El Paso, TX where they demanded #JusticeForJuan and an end to deportations. Those assembled confronted Attorney General Jeff Sessions as he left a joint appearance together with Secretary Kelly […]

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Immigrant Youth to Trump: Rest Easy?

Friday, April 21, 2017

Washington, DC – Today, responding to the growing controversy over the deportation of Juan Montes, a young man who should have been protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA), Donald Trump said that immigrant youth should “rest easy” and reiterated his false claim that he is sparing immigrant youth from deportation. But […]

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Immigrant Community Leaders Deliver 9,000 Petitions to Reps. Ros-Lehtinen & Curbelo to Oppose Trump’s Mass Deportation Budget

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Miami, FL – This week, immigrant community leaders descended onto the offices of Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Carlos Curbelo to deliver over nine thousand petitions, signed by residents across Florida, demanding they oppose Donald Trump’s $3 billion mass deportation budget. The leaders spoke out against the detention of their loved ones and demanded #JusticeForJuan – […]

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