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WBEZ: Citizenship Question Or Not, Fears May Lead Some Immigrants To Avoid The 2020 Census
WBEZ covered the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census and the possibility that a question on citizenship will be included on the survey. Reporter Maria Ines Zamudio spoke with Brandon Lee of Advancing Justice | Chicago about the 2020 Census and how immigrant communities might already be afraid to participate.Read More
NO DEAL: Senator McConnell and the President Should Reopen the Government Immediately
President Trump in December agreed to “own” the ongoing government shutdown. Today, he proposes to end the crisis of his own making by offering temporary protection from deportation for DACA and TPS recipients, two other crises of his own making, in exchange for $5.7 billion for his Wall and reduced protections for asylum seekers.. His proposal today is unacceptable. We call on members of the House and Senate to reject this offer, and for Senator McConnell and the President to reopen the government immediately.Read More
114* federal, state, and local leaders join community groups to denounce deportation efforts
Elected leaders across the country are joining grassroots and community-led efforts to demand justice publicly for Southeast Asian refugees dealing with the uncertainty and terror of deportations right before the holidays.Read More
From Our Leaders
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— Tia, A Just Chi leader