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Supreme Court Decision a Setback for Reproductive Justice

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates in the NIFLA v. Becerra case. The case concerns a California law, known as the Reproductive FACT Act, an attempt to ensure that pregnant people are not defrauded by harmful fake clinics, or “crisis pregnancy centers,” as they call themselves. The Reproductive FACT Act also ensures that patients can actually get the care they need.

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Trump firma una sentencia de prisión indefinida para familias inmigrantes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Este miércoles, la Administración Trump anunció una orden ejecutiva que le autoriza al Departamento de Seguridad Nacional de los Estados Unidos a detener indefinidamente a padres y niños inmigrantes en cárceles de familia. También le permite al Fiscal General a esquivar los tribunales para quitarle las protecciones a los niños inmigrantes, estipulados en el acuerdo de Flores, una medida que abre el camino para la detención de familias indefinida. Además, la orden no aborda lo que le sucederá a las familias que ya han sido separadas.

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Trump Signs Indefinite Prison Sentence for Immigrant Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. —The Trump Administration announced Wednesday an executive order that authorizes the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to indefinitely detain immigrant parents and children in family prisons. It also allows the Attorney General to go around the courts to take away protections for immigrant children, provided in the Flores agreement, a move that paves the way for indefinite family detention. In addition, the order fails to address what happens to families that have already been separated.

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National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Condemns Immigration Bills, Urges Congress to Reject Both

WASHINGTON, D.C. — House moderates have agreed to vote on two extreme Republican immigration bills to provide Dreamers access to a legal immigration status after President Trump upended the DACA program on September 5, 2017 -- the Ryan bill and the Goodlatte bill, which include dangerous provisions that hurt Dreamers, asylum-seekers, and children. Yesenia Chavez, policy analyst for the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, issued the following statement:

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The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Denounces Sessions’ Ruling Against Asylum Seekers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced his cruel decision to overturn well-established and long-standing precedent that allowed those fleeing domestic violence and gang violence a viable asylum claim.

 

Yesenia Chavez, a policy analyst for the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, issued the following statement:

 

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The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Applauds the Virginia Senate’s Vote to Expand Medicaid

Richmond, VA —The Virginia Latina Advocacy Network (VA LAN) of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health applauds the Virginia Senate vote to expand Medicaid. The expansion of Medicaid will allow about 400,000 residents living with Virginia’s lowest-incomes to obtain essential health care coverage. About 138,000 of these now covered individuals previously fell into the coverage gap and were not eligible for Medicaid or for premium subsidies because their income was too low.

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The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Applauds the Introduction of the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) applauds the introduction of The Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2018 (HEAA). The bill focuses on eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities and serves as the benchmark of how health equity advocates and Congress see to comprehensively achieve health equity in the United States. Today, the landmark legislation was introduced in the House by  Rep.

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The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Condemns Extremist Administrative Attacks on Family Planning Providers

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Last night, the Trump-Pence Administration released a new policy that seeks to end Title X as we know it. For nearly fifty years, Title X has allowed healthcare providers to provide comprehensive information about a person’s pregnancy options. This federal program is an essential healthcare grant dedicated solely to providing comprehensive family planning and related preventive services to individuals living with low-incomes; it allows individuals to access the care they need in the community where they live.

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National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Celebrates Alejandra Pablos’ Homecoming

Washington, D.C. — Today the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) celebrates our sister Alejandra Pablos and welcomes her home. After over a month in detention at the Eloy Detention Center in Southern Arizona—a prison-like facility plagued by human rights abuses and inadequate medical attention—Alejandra can now come home and continue the courageous work she does on behalf of our community in Virginia.

Our executive director, Jessica González-Rojas, issued the following statement:​

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BREAKING: Federal Judge Grants Freedom to Activist Alejandra Pablos From Immigration Detention

 
She is scheduled to be released within hours from the judgement, approximately at 11:30 AM PST. Alejandra’s release will be broadcasted on Social media via Mijente.
 

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