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Advocates from Mijente, Others Greet FAIR in Washington: “Racists Enter Here”

The hate group FAIR is holding their annual anti-immigrant Hold Their Feet to the Fire event at the Phoenix Park Hotel in Washington, DC this week, and members of Mijente, Undocublack, and Get Equal were there to “welcome” attendees. Holding signs that said “Racists Enter Here” and “End White Supremacy – Sanctuary for All”, the advocates … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News June 28, 2017 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración

Top News Associated Press Few answers on travel ban as launch deadline looms By Alicia A. Caldwell and Matthew Lee June 27, 2017 CNN Border agents face uncertainty in “not knowing” how to implement President Trump’s travel ban, says former official. June 27, 2017 The Hill Dems won’t whip votes on ‘Kate’s Law’ By Mike Lillis June 27, … Continue reading »

America With Jorge Ramos: Meet the Undocumented Student Program

Jorge Ramos and Fusion published this video last week on the Undocumented Student Program at the University of California-Berkeley, the first program of its kind in the US: The undocumented college students participating in the program receive academic counseling, legal aid, and mental health services. As student Bianca Rodriguez Plancarte said, “It’s one thing getting into college, … Continue reading »

No, Your Ancestors Probably Didn’t Come Here Legally

Here’s a common (and lazy) argument against undocumented immigration: “why can’t they just come here legally, like everyone else did”? As we’ve explained before, it’s almost impossible for many immigrants to come to the US with papers. And as a new article from Philly.com explains, the first part of that premise is false too. Here’s an excerpt from the … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News June 27, 2017 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración

America’s Voice House to Vote on Bills that Endanger Public Safety and Supercharge Trump’s Mass Deportation Force Immigrant Advocates and Legal Experts Analyze SB 4 Hearing in San Antonio ICYMI: David Leopold: “Why the Supreme Court’s Travel Ban order was a stunning defeat for Donald Trump” Ahead of FAIR’s ‘Hold Their Feet To The Fire’ … Continue reading »

Advocates Rally in San Antonio as Court Hears Motion to Block SB 4

Today, advocates from all over Texas gathered for an all-day rally in San Antonio while a federal court considered a motion to block the state’s SB 4 anti-immigrant law from taking effect. Outside, advocates showed off signs, spoke out against the damage SB 4 would do to immigrant communities, marched, and chanted. Children with the Workers … Continue reading »

Advocates Respond to SCOTUS Decision on Trump’s Muslim Ban

Today, the US Supreme Court agreed to review two major legal challenges to Trump’s Muslim ban, Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) and Trump v. Hawaii. The cases will be consolidated for oral argument and heard during the October 2017 term. In addition, the Court upheld one part of the ban, while allowing another provision of it … Continue reading »

PRESS CALL: Immigrant Advocates and Legal Experts to Discuss SB 4 Hearing in San Antonio

***MEDIA ADVISORY*** TUESDAY, June 27 10am CT / 11am ET DIAL IN: 888-632-3381; PASSCODE: Texas SB4 San Antonio – On a press call on Tuesday, June 27 at 11 am EST, immigrant advocates and legal experts will analyze Monday’s upcoming court hearing on Texas’ “show me your papers” law, SB 4 in San Antonio’s John H. Wood Jr. United States Courthouse. … Continue reading »

This Week in Texas, Houston Joins Lawsuits Against SB 4, and Advocates Tell Federal Government to Stay Out

Houston joins lawsuit, advocates prepare for Monday hearing This week in Texas, the Houston City Council voted 10-6 to file suit against Texas and its SB 4 anti-immigrant law. The vote came after advocates testified for over six hours in front of the City Council about SB 4’s potential to tear apart families and discriminate … Continue reading »