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Tech Employees and More City Leaders Stand Up for Immigrants

A diverse mix of voices across the country continue to speak out in support of immigrants, and pledge to fight a Trump Administration mass deportation push. Among the new developments include a sign-on letter from technology company employees; continued leadership from city leaders in Houston and New Haven; and a burgeoning effort to increase immigrants’ access … Continue reading »

Growing Number of States, Cities, and Colleges Speaking Up on Behalf of Immigrants

A growing number of states, cities, and colleges continue to step up on behalf of their immigrant constituents, pledging resistance against Donald Trump’s deportation vision and speaking out about the contributions immigrants make in their communities. Among the latest developments: The Indianapolis Star highlights how Indiana colleges and universities are speaking out on behalf of Dreamers and DACAmented students: … Continue reading »

ICYMI: David Leopold: “Don’t Let Trump Fool You, Sanctuary Cities Are Following The Immigration Law”

Following Donald Trump’s election and his nearly two-year tirade against immigrants, cities, counties, and communities nationwide have vowed to protect their immigrant residents. This rigid dichotomy between the public’s support for immigrants and Trump’s mass deportation plan has resurfaced the debate over Sanctuary Cities or Welcoming Communities. In a new Medium piece, David Leopold, an immigration lawyer and former president … Continue reading »

California Again a National Leader on Immigration

New legislation in CA would stand up to Trump’s deportation vision and promote alternative vision of America that recognizes value of immigrants Yesterday, California lawmakers unveiled a sweeping set of pro-immigrant policies designed to combat Trump’s deportation plans and stand up for an alternative vision of America that recognizes the value of immigrants and immigrant … Continue reading »

Growing Number of States, Cities, Colleges, and Churches Vow to Protect Immigrants, Resist Trump Deportation Agenda

A growing number of states, cities, colleges, and faith communities are pledging to defend immigrant residents of their communities and rising up to say ‘no’ to Donald Trump’s deportation agenda. The strength, focus and breadth of this growing resistance promises to be an important bulwark for the effort to defend immigrant workers and families during … Continue reading »

Mayor Jackson, Councilman Reed Correct to Put Public Safety Over Trump’s Political Agenda & Tearing Families Apart

Local leaders: Our police force is not a tool to be militarized by federal government. Cleveland will not become breeding ground for hatred and fear In an interview with WKYC, Mayor Frank Jackson declared that the City of Cleveland will not help the President-elect carry out his pledge of mass deportation.  Jackson said: “We are not an arm of the … Continue reading »

Local Leaders Across the Country Pledge to Protect Undocumented Immigrants

Local leaders from nearly 30 states have now affirmed or are reaffirming commitments to help protect their undocumented immigrant neighbors from Donald Trump’s destructive deportation proposals. Mayors, police chiefs, faith leaders, and the heads of large universities and private institutions are pledging to defend immigrant residents of their communities and explaining why these immigrants are … Continue reading »

UPDATED: Local Leaders Across 30 States Speak Out On Protecting Undocumented Immigrant Communities

UPDATED 2/1/2017. Local leaders from 30 states and Washington, DC have now affirmed or are reaffirming commitments to help protect immigrant residents of their communities from Donald Trump’s destructive deportation proposals. Among the leaders from the states are mayors, police chiefs, faith leaders, the heads of large universities and private institutions, and include some of the … Continue reading »

How Immigrants Won Big in NC and What it Means for the 2016 Election

July 4 was a day the United States celebrated its independence from British rule, but also, in the case of North Carolina, from a toxic anti-immigrant bill called HB 100. The legislation, which steamrolled through the State Senate, ultimately died in the House Rules Committee  on Saturday after meeting intense resistance from the immigrant community … Continue reading »

In NY, DACA Recipients Win Teaching Licenses; In CA, 170,000 Undocumented Kids Win Health Care Coverage

Two huge victories this week are poised to dramatically change the lives of thousands of undocumented immigrants in New York and California. In New York, the state Board of Regents rejected opposition from Republicans and approved plans to allow DACA recipients to apply for teaching certification, medical-related licenses, and over 50 other professional licenses. “These … Continue reading »