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The Answer is Clear, Put a Clean Dream Act Up for a Vote

Washington, DC —Four immigration proposals were up for a vote yesterday in the Senate floor and each failed to garner 60 votes to invoke cloture. One bill that was voted on was a complete reflection of the White House nativist proposal released just a few weeks ago, another proposal attacked sanctuary cities, and two were bipartisan solutions that included the Dream Act alongside increased border enforcement. Ann Marie Benitez, senior director of government relations for the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, issued the following statement:

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NLIRH: “It is time for Congress to Defend Dreamers”

New York, NY — This week, a federal district court in New York granted Dreamers a nationwide preliminary injunction to block the Trump administration from eliminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This court order allows Dreamers to renew their DACA status on the terms that were in effect before the administration announced the program’s dismantling. However, it does not allow new applicants to apply for DACA protections. This court ruling is the second to determine that the administration’s elimination of DACA was unlawful.

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NLIRH: “We Demand Republican Leadership Protect Dreamers”

Washington, D.C. —  The House and Senate are expected to vote today on a budget deal that would prevent another government shutdown and increase government funding for the next two years. The budget deal includes critical funding for community health centers, disaster relief, opioid funding, 10-year extension for CHIP, and funding for other essential health programs. However, the two-year budget deal does not include a solution to protect immigrant youth from deportation.

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NLIRH Condemns Decision to End Temporary Protected Status Designation for Syria

Washington, D.C. — The Secretary of Homeland Security announced this week an 18-month extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Syrians ensuring temporary safety for approximately 7,000 current TPS beneficiaries. However, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) simultaneously decided not to redesignate Syria as a country with Temporary Protected Status.

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NLIRH: White House Immigration Proposal is Racist and Xenophobic

White House Immigration Proposal is Racist and Xenophobic

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NLIRH: We Will Hold Azar Accountable for Upholding HHS’ Mission

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Senate confirmed Mr. Alex Azar as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Ann Marie Benitez, senior director of government relations for the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH), issued the following statement:

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NLIRH: “DREAMERS ARE NOT BARGAINING CHIPS”

Washington, D.C. —  The Senate on Monday passed a Continuing Resolution bill that funds the federal government until February 8th. The short-term spending bill was passed without a solution to protect immigrant youth from deportation. Instead, Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell loosely promised to put immigration measures up for a vote in the near future. Ann Marie Benitez, senior director of government relations for the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH), issued the following statement:

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NLIRH: Burden of Government Shutdown Falls on Trump Administration’s Inaction

Washington, D.C. — Congress has until midnight Friday, January 19th to pass a Continuing Resolution bill that would fund the government until mid-February. Failure to pass the short-term spending bill will lead to a government shutdown. Nina Esperanza Serrianne, policy analyst for the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH), issued the following statement:

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NLIRH Condemns Trump Administration for Blocking Jane Moe From Access to Abortion Care

Washington, D.C. — The Trump Administration is blocking Jane Moe, an undocumented minor in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, from getting an abortion. This is the fourth time in four months that the Trump Administration has been taken to court for blocking an unaccompanied minor from exercising her right to get an abortion. As in previous cases, Jane Moe was forced to visit a fake health center in an attempt to shame her and coerce her against having an abortion.

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NLIRH: Medicaid Work Requirements Are An Attack Against Women of Color

Washington, D.C. — The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS) announced Thursday that states may impose work requirements as a condition of Medicaid eligibility for many adults, threatening coverage for millions of individuals and families with low-incomes.  This unprecedented attack on the over fifty-year program will disproportionately impact women and communities of color.  Almost two-thirds (62 percent) of those who would lose Medicaid coverage due to work requirements are women.

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