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02/14/2018
Vote No on Heller 1954 Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act: Policy statement in opposition to the Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act, which if passed would lead to unchecked racial profiling and other unconstitutional police practices. Vote No on Secure & Succeed Act: Policy statement in opposition to the Secure and Succeed Act, which fails to offer a real solution for DACA recipients...
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02/13/2018
This infographic shows options for how a TPS holder may be able to get a green card through a U.S. citizen family member.
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02/12/2018
Schools across the country are working to protect their students and students’ families from immigration enforcement activities on campus. However, the school to prison to deportation pipeline is often overlooked in efforts to keep students safe. This resource explains how an incident at school can result in a youth facing deportation, and encourages schools to review their disciplinary polices...
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02/06/2018
On November 20, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it terminated the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Haiti. This TPS designation was supposed to expire on January 22, 2018. DHS has given TPS holders from Haiti an additional 18 months of TPS status (until July 22, 2019) and it is unlikely that TPS for Haiti will be extended past that date. On January 18...
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02/01/2018
This table provides state law statutes and descriptions of existing laws that require people to identify themselves to law enforcement officers—also known as Hiibel laws or Stop-and-Identify laws. The nuances of requirements under these laws may vary, but the chart provides a preliminary survey and research of statutes across the country, to educate individuals about their own state requirements...
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01/22/2018
On January 8, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it terminated the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for El Salvador. This TPS designation was supposed to expire on March 9, 2018. DHS has extended TPS for El Salvador for a final 18-month period (until September 9, 2019) and has not indicated that they plan to extend or renew TPS for El Salvador past that...

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