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Groups sue Trump admin over new asylum restrictions

A coalition of groups filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday over new restrictions for migrants seeking asylum in the United States, the same day the rule went into effect. Read more >

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End immigrant detention! Close the Camps - Tuesday, July 2

Threats of mass deportations, tragic photos of migrants dying at borders, exposure of inhumane detention conditions of children, their families, and other migrants and asylum seekers have pushed many to ask what they can do to stop these policies and practices. Even presidential hopefuls are pressing to end the criminalization of undocumented border crossers--something that has largely gone without comment by most politicians. Read more >

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Menendez Leads Democrats in Marking World Refugee Day with Senate Resolution

WASHINGTON – Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today led a group of twenty-seven Democratic senators in introducing a Senate Resolution commemorating June 20 Read more >

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ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ SAYS CONGRESSMEMBERS WERE BROUGHT TO TEARS AS DREAM AND PROMISE ACT PASSED IN HOUSE: 'WHAT A MOMENT. THIS IS WHY WE FIGHT'

On Tuesday, the House Chamber felt a little more like a "rock concert," as New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez put it, describing the moment Congress and crowd members erupted into cheers as the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019 was pa Read more >

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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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