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LGBTQ Rights Are Immigrant Rights

Washington, D.C. – Today, ahead of National ‘Coming Out Day’ on October 11th, Democratic Presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, and Pete Buttigieg released comprehensive plans for LGBTQ people which outline specific policies to protect LGBTQ immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. This is in addition to plans released by Julián

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Trump Administration Continues to Block People from Seeking Asylum

Washington, D.C. – According to the AP, the Trump administration will be signing a “cooperative asylum agreement” with El Salvador, designating it a “haven for migrants seeking asylum,” despite the fact that El Salvadorians have been fleeing their home country due to increased violence. Earlier this summer the Trump administration

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The Supreme Court Allows Trump Administration to Deny Asylum Cases 

Washington, D.C. – Today,  the Supreme Court of the United States ruled to let the Trump administration deny asylum claims at the southern border, which will disproportionately affect Black and brown immigrants from Central America. In July, Trump announced a rule change that would require people to apply for asylum

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SCOTUS to Take Up DACA Case

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Supreme Court announced they will take up the DACA litigation. The hearing on the case could occur at the end of 2019 or early 2020. A ruling would be issued between January-June 2020.  Greisa Martinez Rosas, DACA recipient and Deputy Executive Director of United We

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House Bill 652 86(r)

Attn: The Honorable Dade Phelan and members of the State Affairs CommitteeCapitol Station Austin, TX 78711 RE: House Bill 652 86(R) Dear Chairman Dade Phelan and members of the State Affairs Committee, As members of progressive organizations across the state who work with and advocate for survivors of domestic abuse, women, immigrants, and

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Julián Castro Becomes First Presidential Candidate to Unveil Immigration Platform

Washington, DC – Yesterday, presidential candidate and former Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development and Mayor of San Antonio, Texas, Julián Castro, unveiled his ‘People First’ Immigration policy. Secretary Castro is the first candidate of the major 2020 Democratic Primary contenders to release an immigration platform. Cristina Jimenez, Executive Director of

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