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FAQ on Public Charge - December 2018

December 4, 2018
If the public charge rule published by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on October 10 is finalized in its proposed form, it would mark a significant departure from the government’s current policy. We answer frequently asked questions about the proposed public charge rule here.
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#PowerUp With Risers Radio

December 3, 2018
On the radio show this week, we hear about power of YOUR word and YOUR story; how to stop voter suppression and voter intimidation, the fight to end gun violence, and what you can do to stop human rights abuses on our southern border. *Special guests include: Jamia Wilson, award-winning writer and...
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¡Dile NO al financiamiento de la separación y encarcelamiento de las familias!

December 3, 2018
Cuando muchos de nosotros estábamos relajándonos después de las festividades del Día de Acción de Gracias, nos quedamos horrorizados al ver las imágenes de nuestro gobierno atacando con gases lacrimógenos a las madres y niños que solicitan asilo en nuestra frontera. Nuestro país tiene la capacidad...
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A New Moral and Human Low

November 30, 2018
It has come to this: tear-gassing toddlers. Heartbreaking images of the American government’s attacks on asylum-seekers at the border have emerged over the past several days. In one photo a barefoot child in a diaper sobs, clutching her mother with one hand and a plastic ball—a lone prized...
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Punishing Immigrant Mothers Through Public Charge

November 23, 2018
Continuing its never-ending assault on immigrants, the Trump administration last month unveiled its latest weapon in its arsenal of misguided policies. The policy proposal, issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), seeks to alter an antiquated term used in immigration law known as “...
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Protect Immigrant Families from “Public Charge” Proposal

October 31, 2018
“Public charge” is part of federal immigration law for over a century. The “public charge” test is designed to identify people who may depend on the government as their main source of support. If the government determines that a person is likely to become a “public charge,” it can deny a person...
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Quick Action!

Tell Congress to invest in childcare - not child prisons!

October 19, 2018
"I receive childcare assistance through my local DHS office. If I didn’t get this assistance I could not work (even though I live paycheck to paycheck) and would have to apply for Welfare. I’m more than grateful for every penny I receive for childcare. Without it I would have to pay $120 a week! My...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: Oct 19, 2018

October 19, 2018
Happy Friday! We have a dual focus this week. With just over two weeks left until the election, we need all hands on deck to help get out the vote. See below for easy ways to get involved. At the same time, we need to keep the drumbeat going around critical issues like immigration. The Trump...
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QUICK SIGNATURE needed to protect immigrant families!

October 15, 2018
Your voice is urgently needed! The Trump administration has just announced a proposed regulation that if put into effect, would plunge an estimated 500,000 children into poverty. [1] Say NO to the Trump administration's new attack on immigrant families! Submit your comment to the Department of...
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Who Will We Welcome? Will We Welcome the Children?

October 12, 2018
When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God. (Leviticus 19:33-34) Every third weekend of October many thousands of people...
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