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The Senate Fails to Provide a Solution For Undocumented Youth: Trump White Nativist Bill Fails Miserably

After 163 days of living in limbo, Congress is forcing immigrant youth to wait longer still while politicians take a week-long holiday instead of staying in town to find a solution.
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Asian Americans Advancing Justice Says No to Compromising Our Values Senate Bill Pitts Undocumented Youth Protections Against Lives of Other Immigrant Communities

Asian Americans Advancing Justice condemns any trading on the lives of immigrants who have lived and worked in the U.S. for decades or pitting parents, family members, and other immigrant communities against the people that we seek to protect.
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Some Senators Offer Hateful Bills But Congress Must Remain Focused on DACA Priority

Congress has one job right now when it comes to immigration, and that is to provide a legislative fix for a path to citizenship for 1.8 million undocumented youth known as DREAMers, including 130,000 Asian Americans.
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Asian Americans Advancing Justice Deeply Saddened By Senate Failure to Defend Undocumented Youth

Today, a resolution for DACA recipients slipped through our fingers when Senators got cold feet.
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Advancing Justice condemns president’s racist and white supremacist comments

We are deeply disturbed that the President of the United States made racist and white supremacist comments regarding immigrants from Africa and Haiti. Our nation’s strength is rooted in its global diversity and our nation’s leaders should celebrate – and not demonize – immigrants.
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Advancing Justice | AAJC and Advancing Justice | Chicago File Amicus Brief in Support of Sanctuary Cities

Today, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC and Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago, with pro bono counsel McDermott Will & Emery LLP, filed an amicus brief in support of cities with pro-immigrant policies (also known as Sanctuary or Trust cities) and who work toward protecting immigrants from being victimized by crime and over-reaching involvement from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
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Advancing Justice Condemns Termination of TPS for Nearly 200,000 Salvadorans

The decision to terminate the TPS designation for nearly 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants who have lived in America for decades is another gross misuse of power from this administration. Ending temporary status and work authorization for Salvadorans turns more than 190,000 U.S. residents into undocumented immigrants and has the potential to upend the lives of their American-born children.
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Advancing Justice Condemns Passage of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”

Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) is extremely disappointed with today’s passage by both the House and Senate of  H.R.1 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which is expected to be signed by the President.
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Advancing Justice Rejects White Supremacist Immigration Agenda

Congress must not cave to White House pressure to trade passage of a legislative solution for undocumented youth in exchange for supporting its white nativist agenda of building a border wall, more immigration enforcement, ending the family-based immigration system, and slashing the annual number of immigrants that receive green cards
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Advancing Justice Condemns SCOTUS Decision Allowing Full Enforcement of Muslim Ban Pending Appeal Process

This ban is among many policies this administration has advanced that discriminate on the basis of national origin, faith, and immigration status and targets immigrants and communities of color.
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Advancing Justice Condemns Termination of TPS for Haiti, Calls on Congress to Provide a Solution

The decision to terminate the TPS designation for Haiti is yet another in a long line of attacks on immigrant communities. Stripping more than 55,000 Haitians of temporary status and work authorization will result in family separation and hardship and benefits no one.
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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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