Tag: immigration



December 7, 2018

There’s a lot going on right now, and a lot at stake. Here’s a short guide to a number of important deadlines that are rapidly approaching. Monday, Dec. 10 is the deadline for submitting comments regarding the Trump Administration’s dangerous public charge proposal. The Trump Administration’s change to the public charge rule would create a Read More »

10 things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving


November 21, 2018

In these times, it sometimes feels like there are many more things to be unthankful for than thankful. The fires out west that have taken the lives of so many. The shootings…again…and again…and again. The undercurrents of racism, xenophobia, and anti-Semitism that accompanied our recent elections and are encouraged, or at least tolerated, by some Read More »

CHN: Whose Interests Will Whitaker Protect?


November 8, 2018

Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs, issued the following statement Thursday in response to Wednesday’s interim appointment of Matt Whitaker as Acting U.S. Attorney General: “The Attorney General of the United States, whether interim or not, is not the President’s lawyer. He, or she, is the nation’s lawyer. It is critically Read More »

CHN on the 2018 Election: Voters Want Health Care and the Economy to Work for Them


November 7, 2018

Editor’s Note: Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs, issued the following statement Wednesday in response to Tuesday’s election results: “Across the nation, voters spoke loudly in favor of protecting and expanding health care, for fair wages and fair voting. Most do not think last year’s tax cuts are helping them. There Read More »

CHN Posts Comments Opposing Trump Admin’s Family Detention Proposal — Deadline Today


November 6, 2018

When you’re not voting today, please consider submitting comments to oppose the Trump Administration’s attempt to gut protections to limit detention of migrant children and families (due today, Nov. 6, by 11:59 p.m. ET). CHN’s comments are here. Template comments you can use are here. (And if you’re not sure how to submit comments or why Read More »

A Birthright Citizen’s Take on Birthright Citizenship


October 31, 2018

On Tuesday, Oct. 30, President Trump vowed to end birthright citizenship for children born to non-citizens on U.S. soil. While experts agree the President can’t use an executive order to strip away this Constitutional right, it’s telling he thinks this is a winning issue for his fear-mongering political brand this November. And it’s worth noting Read More »

Immigrant children are under attack. Here’s how to fight back


October 30, 2018

It’s getting harder by the day to keep up with all of the Trump Administration’s unconscionable attacks on immigrants, immigrant children, and immigrant families. There’s one attack going on right now and we have one week to do something about it. Back in September, the Trump Administration announced a proposed rule that would terminate a court settlement Read More »

Proposed change to Public Charge rule now published; CHN urges that comments be submitted


October 10, 2018

Editor’s note: Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs, issued the following statement Wednesday in response to the Trump Administration’s proposed Department of Homeland Security rule regarding immigrants. For more information on the rule, see this article from CHN’s October 8 Human Needs Report.  “Today the Trump Administration officially published, for comment, Read More »

The Human Needs Report: FY19 begins, anti-immigrant rule proposed, reactions to a SCOTUS confirmation, and more


October 8, 2018

Editor’s update: The proposed Public Charge rule, discussed in an article below, was officially published on October 10. In a statement, CHN called the rule, “the latest in a series of unconscionable attacks on immigrants and immigrant communities.” Organization are urging advocates to submit comments in opposition to the rule during the 60-day comment period, which runs Read More »

A citizenship question will hurt us all


October 1, 2018

On September 30, The New York Times published an opinion piece written by William Frey, a demographer, professor, and fellow at the Brookings Institution, about the Trump Administration’s efforts to include a citizenship question on the 2020 Census. CHN has opposed these efforts from the beginning. We worked with other organizations to spread the word, Read More »