Tag: immigration

Head Smacker: States suing to end DACA would lose billions

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August 28, 2018

As reported by our friends at the Center for American Progress (CAP), 10 states suing to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program stand to lose billions of dollars if they “win” their lawsuit. These states are arguing that they will lose money if DACA continues because of speculative costs of education, health Read More »

Protecting immigrant children from abuse

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August 17, 2018

On Aug. 16, the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations held a hearing on what federal agencies are doing – or rather, aren’t doing enough of – to protect unaccompanied migrant children from abuse and human trafficking once they enter the U.S. Witnesses from the U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Immigration and Read More »

We did it! 250,000 comments submitted. You demanded a fair and thorough 2020 Census.

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August 8, 2018

We’ve been telling you about efforts by the Trump Administration to include a citizenship question on the 2020 Census – you can read earlier posts about this issue here and here. Together with a broad and diverse coalition of groups, we asked our supporters to submit comments to the U.S. Department of Commerce in opposition Read More »

Zero Tolerance at the Border a Disaster for Families

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August 2, 2018

At Tuesday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on “Oversight of Immigration Enforcement and Family Reunification Efforts,” Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) minced no words. He said, “If families and children are going to be kept in federal custody they must be kept in facilities where they will be treated humanely, and with the basic dignity that all Read More »

Every person should count — and be counted.

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July 27, 2018

This week, 131 groups, including the Coalition on Human Needs, joined two lawsuits aimed at preventing the U.S. Commerce Department from including a citizenship question in the 2020 Census. The moves come as CHN, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and a broad host of other grassroots, advocacy, labor, legal services and other Read More »

The Human Needs Report: House Labor-H bill, migrant family amendments, a SCOTUS nominee, threats to the ACA, and more

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July 23, 2018

CHN just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on the House Labor-H bill and other FY19 spending, migrant family separations, proposed SNAP cuts, reactions to the Supreme Court nominee, threats to the ACA, and more. Click here for a PDF version.       House Spending Panel Passes Labor-HHS-Education Read More »

The unacceptably high cost of jailing children and families seeking safety in the U.S.

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July 13, 2018

The Trump Administration has started to reunite children torn from their parents at the border, partly complying with a judge’s order. Fifty-eight out of 103 children under the age of five have been returned to their parents. Thousands of children five and older must be reunited with their parents by July 26, and a list Read More »

Nice try Paula White, but Jesus was a lawbreaking refugee

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July 12, 2018

Editor’s note: This piece was written by Rev. Jennifer Butler, CEO of Faith in Public Life. It was originally published on Patheos on July 11.  President Trump’s top spiritual advisor, Paula White, has been justifying the President’s crusade to torture immigrant children by ripping them from their parent’s arms and stalling on a court order to Read More »

Head Smacker: The Anti-baby Administration

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July 11, 2018

  “Believe me, I love babies.” – then-candidate Donald Trump, at a campaign rally in 2016.   I can almost hear Donald Trump’s voice in my head saying a line that easily could have followed the one above: “No one loves babies more than I do.” But if Candidate Trump really loved babies, something drastic must have happened Read More »

The Human Needs Report: Cuts Fail in Senate, Immigration Bills Defeated in House, Bipartisan Opioid Bill Passes, and More

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July 2, 2018

CHN just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on FY19 spending and cuts, SNAP, important Supreme Court decisions, efforts to combat the opioid crisis and immigration bills in the House, and more. Click here for a PDF version. Spending Cuts Package Falls in the Senate Advocates breathed a sigh Read More »