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Advancing Justice Condemns the Administration’s Termination of DACA

DACA is a humane and common-sense policy solution that has a firm legal basis. For the past five years, Advancing Justice has fought for and served thousands of Asian, Pacific Islander, Latino, African and other DACA applicants and recipients, and we are appalled by the president’s lack of humanity and compassion.
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Asian Americans Advancing Justice, the CAIR, and NIAC Action Condemn the Government’s Attempt to Make the “Backdoor Muslim Ban” Permanent

Asian Americans Advancing Justice ("Advancing Justice"), the Council on American-Islamic Relations ("CAIR"), and NIAC Action strongly condemn the federal government's proposal to make its "Backdoor Muslim Ban" permanent, and announce the launch of web portals to facilitate public comment.
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TRUST Act Signed into Law in Illinois

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner (R) signed the Illinois TRUST Act (SB 31) into law this morning, enacting the nation’s strongest state-level due process protections for immigrants who fear any interaction with local police could result in deportation.  
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Gov. Rauner signs automatic voter registration bill after bipartisan passage in legislature

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed Senate Bill 1933 to create automatic voter registration in Illinois on Monday, the culmination of years of organizing and legislative work by lawmakers and advocates in the Just Democracy Illinois coalition of civic and voting rights groups.
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Advancing Justice Condemns President’s Pardon of Arpaio and Directive to Implement a Transgender Ban

We condemn the President’s actions directing the implementation of a military ban on transgender individuals — a move motivated purely by bigotry, and we are outraged President Trump pardoned former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, sending yet another dog whistle to white supremacists.
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Demographic Report

New data concerning population, poverty, civic engagement, and more, focusing on metro areas in the Midwest region. Midwest Demographic Report

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