Tag: immigration

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


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


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


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


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 »

Stop Stealing Babies!


June 29, 2018

Here’s what Ramona said (she’s 8): “I have been thinking a lot what it would be like if I was taken away from my mom and I think I would miss her a lot and I think I would be really scared.” Ramona and her very good friend Chloe were leading a march in front Read More »

CHN: Travel ban ruling overlooks anti-Muslim bias and anti-family agenda


June 26, 2018

Editor’s note: Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs, issued the following statement Tuesday, June 26 in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Hawaii vs. Trump: “In disregarding repeated statements showing the Trump anti-Muslim bias, the Supreme Court has affirmed an injustice. The decision recalls our worst national acts, not Read More »

Code Red: The Fatal Consequences of Dangerously Substandard Medical Care in Immigration Detention


June 22, 2018

Editor’s note: CHN Intern Page Brigham, a rising senior at Allegheny College, contributed to this blog post. Katherine Bonilla will not get to see her father again. Arrested by ICE on his way to work at a construction job, in what may have been a case of mistaken identity, her father, Rolando Meza-Espinoza, was held Read More »

CHN: Immigration bills are “an unacceptable rejection of American values”


June 21, 2018

Editor’s note: The following letter, authored by CHN Executive Director Deborah Weinstein, was sent to all members of the U.S. House on Thursday, June 21: Dear Representative: On behalf of the Coalition on Human Needs, I write to urge you to vote NO on the two bills related to immigration expected to come before you Read More »

The Human Needs Report: Immigration bills in the House, a better bill for SNAP, FY19 spending, and more


June 19, 2018

CHN just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on immigration bills in the House, advocates fighting to stop family separations at the border, a better bill for SNAP, a spending cuts package, and FY19 spending work. Click here for a PDF version. Senate to Take up Spending Cuts Package this Week Read More »

Children torn from their parents: vile federal actions we must reject


June 15, 2018

Here at the Coalition on Human Needs, we have been sharing information about the dreadful impact of the Trump Administration’s actions to take children from their parents if they cross the border illegally, even denying those who would seek asylum their legal right to do so. This powerful video, circulated by our friends at the Center Read More »