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The news that North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has vetoed legislation that would subvert local law enforcement’s authority and force local sheriffs to act as ICE deportation agents is a positive step for pragmatic policymaking and common-sense. As Governor Cooper rightfully noted in a message accompanying his veto, “This legislation is simply about scoring partisan … Continue reading »

Leading Voices Denounce Trump Plan to Indefinitely Detain Kids The Trump administration’s cruel announcement to target kids and vulnerable families through indefinite detention has generated a volume of outrage from leading voices. According to Douglas Rivlin, Director of Communications for America’s Voice, “The cruelty is and always has been the point when it comes to … Continue reading »

“I’m so afraid of going back. We will face death,” said a Venezuelan woman who is currently in the U.S. In a heartbreaking new piece, NBC’s Gwen Aviles, tells the story of Leila Calderón, spotlighting the desperate need for protections for Venezuelans living in the U.S. Lelia came to the U.S. after she became a … Continue reading »

A recording of today’s call is available here.   Earlier today, Rep. Donna Shalala (FL-27) joined a Venezuelan who would benefit from Temporary Protected Status (TPS), as well as country condition experts to discuss the urgent and critical need to create permanent protections for Venezuelans fleeing the Maduro regime. On the call, speakers highlighted the extreme … Continue reading »

On the heels of multiple reports of horrific conditions in DHS detention and just after an appellate court’s ruling against the federal government who vigorously argued that edible food, clean water, and basic hygiene items are not required for safe and sanitary detention conditions, the Trump administration announced the finalization of a regulation proposed last … Continue reading »