Posts tagged "Immigration"

Trump Administration Blocking Unaccompanied Minors from Accessing Abortion

On Friday morning, a federal appeals court in Washington DC ordered the Trump administration to find a sponsor for a pregnant 17-year-old undocumented immigrant in federal custody so that she can access an abortion without government facilitation. For weeks, the Trump administration has been desperately trying to obstruct her judicially approved abortion.

Trump Administration Slows Progress on DREAM Act with Immigration Demands

The Trump Administration has issued a number of demands to be included in any new immigration bill, jeopardizing the future of 800,000 undocumented youths who are relying on passage of the DREAM Act.

Trump Administration Issues Indefinite Travel Ban

On September 24 the Trump administration announced its latest version of the travel ban. In the newest form of the administration’s already controversial travel ban, there are new constraints on travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen on entering the United States.

Supreme Court Upholds Trump Administration’s Travel Ban by Blocking Court of Appeals Decision

On Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court blocked a lower court’s decision that exempted refugees from the Trump Administration’s travel ban. The US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled that refugees who currently have contracts with resettlement sponsors or refugee organizations would be permitted to enter the country while the legality of travel ban...

Civil and Human Rights Groups Urge Lawmakers to Pass DREAM Act

Late last week, the Feminist Majority Foundation joined 186 civil and human rights groups who signed onto a letter to Congress urging them to pass the DREAM Act without amendment. The DREAM Act, introduced to Congress by Democratic Senator Richard Durbin (D – IL) and Republican Senator Lindsey Graham (R – SC), is a bipartisan...

Trump Pardons Notorious Arizona Sheriff Despite Widespread Outrage

Last week, President Trump issued an executive pardon for former Maricopa County sheriff Joe Arpaio, a notorious Arizona official who abused his position to unconstitutionally racially target and detain individuals he suspected of being in the country without proper documentation.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Sexist Citizenship Law

The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) of 1952 required unwed American fathers to spend at least five years living in the United States in order for their children born abroad to receive citizenship, while unwed American mothers were only required to live in the United States for one year.

Thousands Turn Out for May Day Protests

This year the crowds were larger than average, a testament to the fear, anxiety and anger that many feel towards the new President’s mass deportation policies and more.

Sanctuary Cities Saved by Federal Judge

On Tuesday a District Court judge in San Francisco temporarily blocked President Trump’s January executive order threatening to pull federal funding from sanctuary cities who do not comply with the administration’s mass deportation efforts.

Government Moves Forward with Mass Deportation Agenda

The memos include directives to expand the group of undocumented immigrants prioritized for deportation, expedite removals, and recruit or deputize thousands of additional law enforcement agents to arrest suspected undocumented immigrants.

Executive Order Barring Muslims and Refugees from Entering the U.S. Sparks Outrage

Last week, President Trump issued an executive order entitled “Protecting the Nation From Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals” banning the entry of people from seven Muslim-majority countries into the Unites States.

Senators Introduce Bill to Protect Dreamers

Senators Dick Durban (D-IL) and Lindsay Graham (R-SC) have introduced legislation to protect from deportation over 740,000 young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children.
We Applaud the President’s Executive Order on Immigration

We Applaud the President’s Executive Order on Immigration

We also commend the tireless grassroots activists who fought for this victory for themselves, their children, and their families.
Activist Groups Allege Abuse of Hundreds of Child Immigrants at US Border

Activist Groups Allege Abuse of Hundreds of Child Immigrants at US Border

Immigration activist groups have filed a complaint against the US Customs and Border Protection agents.
Over 100 Women Arrested While Protesting House Inaction on Immigration Reform

Over 100 Women Arrested While Protesting House Inaction on Immigration Reform

The 104 women included 20 undocumented immigrants, the largest number of undocumented immigrant women to willingly submit to arrest.
LGBT Advocates Strengthen Push For Immigration Reform

LGBT Advocates Strengthen Push For Immigration Reform

LGBT advocates have joined with business and faith leaders, organized labor, feminist and pro-choice groups, and many others to move immigration reform forward during Congress' August recess.
Immigration Reform Activists, the "Dream 9," Released from Federal Custody

Immigration Reform Activists, the “Dream 9,” Released from Federal Custody

"Dream 9" activists were released from Arizona's Eloy Detention Center Wednesday.
Facebook CEO Endorses Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Facebook CEO Endorses Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Mark Zuckerburg, Facebook CEO and 29-year-old billionaire publically announced his support for comprehensive immigration reform in America at an event geared towards building momentum for immigration reform among members of the House of Representatives on Monday night.
Immigration Bills in the Works in Congress

Immigration Bills in the Works in Congress

The legislation marks the first major set of reforms to immigration policy since President Ronald Reagan's administration
Know Your November Ballot: Undocumented Immigrants

Know Your November Ballot: Undocumented Immigrants

In the weeks leading up to Election Day, we will be outlining state ballot initiatives and referenda of major significance to women. Since the spring of 2010, when Arizona enacted S.B. 1070 (the harshest immigration law in the country), lawmakers and immigrant rights advocates have worked both to weaken the controversial law and to ensure...