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23 04, 2021

An Urgent Need to Sign the Presidential Determination

2022-02-24T17:11:24-05:00April 23rd, 2021|

Late last week, the White House announced that the ceiling on the number of refugees admitted to the U.S. this year would remain at 15,000, the number established by former President Trump. This year’s cap is the lowest in U.S. history. In fact, since October, the country has admitted just 2,050 refugees, on pace to [...]

20 04, 2021

A Critical Moment

2022-02-24T17:11:38-05:00April 20th, 2021|

Today a jury in Minneapolis convicted a White police officer of the murder of a Black man, George Floyd. Such a verdict is a rare event in the United States. The facts were never in dispute. Derek Chauvin placed his knee on George Floyd’s neck for nine minutes and twenty-nine seconds, an excessive amount [...]

23 03, 2021

Urge Your Senators to Pass the American Dream and Promise Act

2022-02-24T17:11:54-05:00March 23rd, 2021|

On March 18, 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Dream and Promise Act. Now it is up to the Senate to pass this bill, which will provide pathways to citizenship to 2.3 million Dreamers, young people who have lived, studied, and worked here for most of their lives and know no [...]

18 03, 2021

We Stand Against Anti-Asian Racism and Violence

2022-08-10T12:55:38-04:00March 18th, 2021|

On March 16, 2021 eight people were murdered in Atlanta. Six of those people were Asian women. While it is not yet clear if these murders will carry hate crime charges, we know that hate incidents against the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) community increased nearly 150% since the beginning of the pandemic. [...]

11 03, 2021

IINE Applauds Biden Administration Stops Defending Public Charge Rule

2022-02-24T17:12:13-05:00March 11th, 2021|

On March 9, 2021, the Biden administration declared that it had stopped defending the public charge rule enacted during the Trump administration. The Justice Department notified the Supreme Court of the new policy, leading to the dismissal of cases challenging the rule. The public charge rule allowed for the rejection of green card applicants [...]

17 02, 2021

A New Path Forward: Raising the Refugee Cap

2022-02-24T17:12:34-05:00February 17th, 2021|

Last week, President Biden announced he would expand the number of refugees admitted to the U.S. to 125,000 annually, with an immediate increase beginning soon. The 15,000-person cap set by the Trump administration was the lowest since the Refugee Act became law in 1980 with overwhelming bipartisan support. In the executive order, Mr. Biden [...]

4 04, 2018

Refugee Caravan Talking Points

2024-02-15T11:59:14-05:00April 4th, 2018|

Talking points on refugee caravan & root causes driving forced migration from Central America. Prepared by American Friends Service Committee, Alianza Americas, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Jesuit Conference Office of Justice and Ecology, Kids in Need of Defense, Latin America Working Group, Women’s Refugee Commission, Washington Office on Latin America. The caravan [...]

5 03, 2018

In The News: CIVICS 101: A Podcast About DACA

2020-04-21T19:38:57-04:00March 5th, 2018|

We received a wonderful email from a community partner at New Hampshire Public Radio regarding a podcast they recently released explaining Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). New Hampshire Public radio produces a podcast called Civics 101 (which explains in everyday language with guests/experts – how does democracy work? What are the meaning behind terms [...]

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