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Honoring the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Standing Up for Justice

As we honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., we renew a deep commitment to justice--a justice denied to so many on the basis of race, class, nationality, immigration status, gender, sexual orientation, religion. In a year dominated by ugly, racist rhetoric and actions by Donald Trump, we need to reaffirm the positive values that should steer our course forward. Read more >

Trump pans immigration proposal as bringing people from 'shithole countries'

Donald Trump described El Salvador, Haiti and certain African nations, as “shithole” countries during a meeting with lawmak Read more >

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Trump Must Keep DACA Protections for Now, Judge Says

(Jan. 9, 2018) WASHINGTON — In the middle of an intense political fight about the program that shields from deportation young immigrants who were brought illegally to the United States as children, a federal judge in California issued a nationwide injunction late Tuesday ordering the Trump administration to start the program back up again. Read more >

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Trump is revoking 260,000 Salvadoran immigrants’ permission to live in the United States

On Monday, the Trump administration announced that it was stripping approximately 260,500 Salvadoran immigrants — who’ve been in the US for at least 17 years, since a 2001 earthquake — of temporary legal status as of July 2019. Read more >

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President Trump Calls Chain Migration a 'Gateway for Terrorism' in Meeting With GOP Senators

(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump said so-called chain migration provides “a gateway for terrorism” Thursday as he sat down with a handful of Republican senators to talk immigration. Read more >

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Family ties drive U.S. immigration. Why Trump wants to break the ‘chains.’

(Jan. 2, 2018) Liberals in Congress wanted to scrap the restrictive quota-based system that had governed U.S. immigration policy for decades. Conservatives feared that America’s ethnic and racial composition would be forever transformed. Read more >

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