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RISE Aims to Register, Ignite, Strive and Engage WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sept. 15, 2017 – Voto Latino, Mi Familia Vota, and iAmerica along with partners Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Environmental Defense Fund, and Rock the Vote are launching an on-the-ground and digital voter registration campaign as they celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. The campaign urges […]
Washington, D.C. – Today, through an announcement by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, President Donald Trump ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, immigration legislation that protects 800,000 undocumented youth from deportation and grants them work authorization. A coalition of ten states led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sent a letter to the […]
Washington, D.C. – Today a Texas court ruled to issue a preliminary injunction to temporarily halt the implementation of Senate Bill 4, a “show me your papers” law that criminalizes and discriminates against immigrants and people of color.” The bill would have allowed police officers to ask people who “look” like immigrants for proof of citizenship […]
Washington, D.C. – Today President Donald Trump will visit Texas to review the government’s response to Hurricane Harvey, as the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) looms and a decision on Texas’ Senate Bill 4 is expected any day. Over the weekend, as the storm displaced about 3000,000 people and caused at […]