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PHOTOS: 277 Events Nationwide Protest #FakeTrumpEmergency

Donald Trump declared a national emergency in his attempt to get a border wall last Friday, and since then advocates and organizations have been mobilizing to make it clear that this is an egregious abuse of power which will not go unanswered. Protesters have signed tens of thousands of petitions, made calls to Congress, and … Continue reading »

PHOTOS: Today is the TPS Day of Action!

Today is the national day of action for temporary protected status (TPS) — a major mobilization where advocates are demanding justice and a permanent solution for TPS holders from 13 countries. The Trump Administration is slowly ending TPS for hundreds of thousands of longtime residents, by cancelling or failing to redesignate TPS for countries whose deadlines … Continue reading »

PHOTOS: This is What the Protest Looks Like Outside Trump’s El Paso Rally

Donald Trump is hold a campaign rally in El Paso, Texas tonight — the latest stunt in his ongoing obsession to build the border wall. During last week’s State of the Union address, Trump singled out El Paso as a place that supposedly represented his false narrative about life on the border. Not so, advocates, … Continue reading »

PHOTOS: Federal Workers Protest in Senate Offices

Today, federal workers furloughed by Donald Trump’s ongoing government shutdown — the longest in history — gathered in the Hart Senate Office building to protest the damage inflicted upon themselves and their families. Hundreds of thousands of workers have been furloughed for 32 days as of this writing, while others have been forced to work … Continue reading »

TPS Holders & Immigrant Youth Lobby Congressional Members for Legislative Solutions to Terminated Immigration Status’

Earlier today, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients walked the halls of Congress to lobby members to create a clean, permanent legislative stand alone solution that would protect them from deportation. In light of Trump’s government shutdown, the group also reminded members of Congress what’s at stake if … Continue reading »

The People’s History of 2018: How Advocates Fought Back This Year on Immigration

The Trump Administration may have continued its all-out anti-immigrant assault throughout 2018, but they were met at every turn by countless courageous individuals who marched in the streets for their immigrant neighbors, voted against xenophobic candidates and campaigns, spoke truth to power, and demanded the Administration treat immigrants with dignity and fairness. Those who stood … Continue reading »

PHOTOS: On GOTV Weekend, Volunteers Across Country Turn Out to #FlipTheHouse

TOMORROW is Election Day, and all signs point to a historic midterm election where tens of millions of early votes have already been cast and turnout in some places is rivaling that of 2016 election. In the last weekend before the election, we saw tens of thousands of volunteers nationwide turn out to canvass for … Continue reading »

PHOTOS: New Wave of Voters Participate in National Voter Registration Day

Thousands of eligible voters across the country took an important step on Tuesday toward having their voices be heard in the upcoming midterm elections: they registered to vote. Volunteers, organizations, businesses, schools and elected officials took to the streets, held events in their communities and posted on social media to spread the word about the … Continue reading »

Trump Administration’s Latest Workplace Raid Takes 133 Workers in Nebraska Area

On August 8, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) conducted a massive workplace raid across Minnesota and Nebraska and arrested 133 immigrant workers. ICE only had warrants for 17 immigrants; the rest were “collateral” arrests from the factories, farms, and restaurants ICE targeted. This raid is only the latest in a series of large and indiscriminate … Continue reading »

PHOTOS: Advocates Rally for #FamiliesBelongTogether on Deadline to Reunite Families

Today, the Trump Administration missed its second deadline to reunite all the families that its “zero tolerance” policy has separated. Almost 1,000 children remain without their parents, and experts are saying that it may be years before they are all back together. To highlight the continued crisis of family separation, advocates in Washington, D.C. today … Continue reading »