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Rejected by local community, ICE is maneuvering to keep notorious T. Don Hutto detention center open

Williamson County, Texas, voted in June to terminate contract with ICE and private prison corporation CoreCivic/CCA Read more >

Important DHS Update for those Affected by Northern California Wildfires!

DHS Statement Regarding Safety and Enforcement During Northern California Wildfires: Read more >

RAICES Offers $20m to Post Bonds for Separated Mothers

Today at 12 pm EST RAICES will attempt to post bonds in Washington D.C. for families separated by the Trump Administration at the border. We will host a press conference on Capitol Hill calling for all separated families to be reunited, and to demand that the administration accept our $20m bond check to enable the speedy release of the mothers of the approximate 2500 children that have been separated so these families can be reunified. Read more >

Defeat of US Candidate to lead IOM reflects international rejection of Trump's immigration policies

Chicago—June 29, 2018—The Trump Administration’s nominee to head the International Organization for Migration (IOM) was soundly defeated today in a vote by IOM’s 171-member states. Isaacs lost in two rounds of voting for the Director General (DG) position to Antonio Vitorino, the Portuguese candidate. Read more >

350 Organizations Sign Sharp Rebuke to Ryan's Immigration Bill: Does Not End Family Separation

WASHINGTON, DC - In the final hours before the House votes, 350 organizations from across the nation have come together to express their vehement opposition to the Ryan immigration bill, which fails to put an end to President Trump's family separation policy and also puts children and their parents in internment camps. Read more >

Border Militarization Bills Aim to Separate More Families While Holding Dreamers Hostage

SOUTHERN BORDER --  House Republicans will introduce two border militarization bills next week that would waste $25 billion on Trump's vanity wall and hire thousands of unaccountable border agents, while separating more kids from their parents and holding Dreamers hostage. Read more >

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Rep. Grijalva Crossed into Mexico to Meet with Asylum Seekers During Sec. Nielsen Visit to U.S. Border

NOGALES, AZ—Today, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen visited Nogales for a border tour with Rep. Martha McSally. Read more >

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US government withdrawal from Global Compact for Migration process abandons commitments and global responsibility

Statement from US Civil Society Participants Read more >

Rep. Goodlatte’s “Agricultural Guestworker Act” Would Condemn Agricultural Workers to Exploitative Working Conditions

On October 25, 2017, the House Judiciary Committee passed Chairman Goodlatte’s (R-Va.) “Agricultural Guestworker Act,” HR 4092, by a vote of 17-16. Read more >

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With DACA’s Future in the Balance, New MPI Brief Finds Vast Majority of Those Eligible Are in the Labor Force, with 1 in 4 Juggling Work and College

WASHINGTON — Three-quarters of the unauthorized immigrants over age 16 eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program were in the labor force, with 24 percent juggling both a job and college studies, a new Migration Policy Institute (MPI) issue brief finds. Read more >

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