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Why HUD Wants to Restrict Assistance for Immigrants

A proposal by Ben Carson’s agency would eject immigrant families from public housing to make way for the "most vulnerable." Housing advocates aren't buying it. Read more >

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Good news: Liberian DED Reinstated for One Year!

A rare announcement of good news -- Deferred Enforcement Departure (DED) status has been extended for Liberians in the U.S. until March 31, 2020. DED was set to expire this coming Sunday, and we had joined other advocates and the Liberian community in issuing an alert and call to urge congressional leaders to tell  the White House to reinstate DED. Congratulations to the all the groups and community members who worked to make this happen! Read more >

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Act NOW to Save Liberian DED

Some 4,000 Liberians in the U.S. under Deferred Enforcement Departure (DED) will face the threat of deportation unless the White House acts to reinstate DED by March 31st. Read more >

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Experts Slam Trump for "Halting Legal Immigration" with Planned Closure of Overseas Immigration OfficeH

Experts have criticized a plan by President Donald Trump’s administration to close overseas immigration offices currently assisting foreigners applying for visas to come to the United States legally. Read more >

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House Democrats introduce bill to offer 2.5 million immigrants chance at permanent status

House Democrats are teeing up their next major piece of legislation: an immigration bill that would allow as many as 2.5 million people to apply for legal status and put them on a path that could ultimately lead to US citizenship. Read more >

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Temporary protections extended for some immigrants as lawsuit continues

The Department of Homeland Security said Thursday that temporary protections for immigrants originally from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua and Sudan will continue to next year. Read more >

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