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Advocates, Law Enforcement, Faith, Mayors, All Say They Oppose House Bill Coming to Floor

This week, House Republicans are scheduled to vote on H.R. 3003, the “No Sanctuary for Criminals Act”, and H.R. 3004, “Kate’s Law.” Both are anti-immigrant bills that endanger public safety and supercharge Trump’s mass deportation force. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) spoke out against the bills from the House floor this morning, and more than 400 … Continue reading »

Rep. Gutierrez Speaks Out on Two Anti-Immigrant Bills On House Floor This Week

This week, House Republicans are scheduled to vote on H.R. 3003 and H.R. 3004 — two anti-immigrant bills which would endanger public safety and supercharge Donald Trump’s mass deportation force. The bills would jail immigrants for longer than due process allows and take money from more than 600 cities and counties who want to implement policies … Continue reading »

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

America’s Voice Over 400 Organizations Urge House of Representatives to Vote No on Anti-Immigrant Bills ICYMI: San Antonio Business Leaders Urge Other Leaders Across Texas to Speak Out Against SB4 Why Are President Trump and DHS Secretary Kelly Deporting Real Life and Everyday Heroes? Advocates from Mijente, Others Greet FAIR in Washington: “Racists Enter Here” … 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 »