“The Supreme Court has reinforced what we have known from the beginning of this fight: this country is the home of the Dreamers,” said Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority Foundation.
On Thursday, June 18, the Supreme Court blocked the Trump administration from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program. DACA protects hundreds of thousands of young people who were brought to the U.S. as children from deportation.
“Changing laws and policies alone won’t change who we are unless we address the underlying problems with those laws.”
“How can I reconcile the concept that politics is the art of compromise, with the clear message that there can be no more implicit compromise where black lives are at stake?”
For too many children, the fundamental rights to health, safety and well-being often go unprotected or are actively threatened. The unprecedented threat of COVID-19 has left one particular group of children uniquely vulnerable: migrant and asylum-seeking children, especially those at the U.S. border with Mexico.
U.S. children of immigrants and Americans married to immigrants—both of which are groups without Social Security numbers—filed lawsuits to get their deserved stimulus payments, after being disqualified from the package enacted in March.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced people who sponsor a family member, and some employers, will have to provide detailed, notarized, bank account information if they want to bring someone to the U.S. Fortunately, there is still time to push back against these new sponsorship requirements, and remind Trump that welcoming immigrants and supporting families is a good thing.
Every pregnant woman deserves compassionate care, and stories like the woman being forced to give birth in her pants make clear that immigration officials are not providing it.
Finally some good news!
“Although not all women who experience persecution are able to satisfy the stringent requirements of U.S. asylum law, the court was resolute: There is no basis in law to shut the door in their face before they’ve even had a chance to knock.”
“Even if you are not directly touched by this latest immigration move, the broader consequences are profoundly disturbing, as this is a clear end run around existing law governing legal immigration.”
182 organizations called on the Trump administration to immediately halt border expulsions for asylum-seekers and protect domestic violence survivors.