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Trump-Pence Administration Released New Rules that Sabotage Stability of the Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  This week, the Trump-Pence Administration released its final rules for the 2019 health insurance marketplaces, the Notice of Benefits and Payment Parameters for 2019. This rule sets next year’s insurance marketplace and demonstrates a shift in philosophy around the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that prioritizes state flexibility over policies to help individuals covered by insurance.

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Congress Votes to Fund Trump Administration’s White Nationalist Agenda

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) today condemns Congress for voting to pass an omnibus spending bill for the 2018 fiscal year that would fund mass detention and deportations, and be detrimental to the health, safety, and well-being of immigrant families. Ann Marie Benitez, senior director of government relations at NLIRH, issued the following statements:

This “must-pass” government-funding legislation is another bipartisan failure to protect Dreamers.

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NLIRH: “No one should be deceived when they are seeking healthcare – it’s that simple”

TALLAHASSEE, FL — This week, Governor Rick Scott signed House Bill 41 into law, which establishes Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs) as legitimate wellness centers and permanently funds them with taxpayer dollars. CPCs are fake clinics that  judge, shame, and deceive women to continue their pregnancies by providing misleading information against abortion and using coercive and fraudulent tactics. HB 41 also appropriates state funding to support and promote childbirth.

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Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice Groups Deliver Quarter of a Million Petitions, Call for Removal of Scott Lloyd as ORR Director

Today, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH), All Above All,* and twenty-two reproductive health, rights and justice partner organizations delivered over 270,000 petitions that call for the immediate removal of Scott Lloyd as Director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), and an end to the cruel policies and practices that allow the ORR to continue interfering with immigrant women’s right to abortion care. The petitions were delivered in a rally held in front of the Department of Health and Human Services.

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NLIRH Celebrates Victory: Activist Eva Chavez Free from Deportation

HARLINGEN, TX — On Wednesday morning, the Texas Latina Advocacy Network (RAL TX) of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH), La Unión del Pueblo Entero (LUPE), and community partners held a press conference and rallied outside of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office in Harlingen, TX to urge the ICE Field Office Director, Daniel Bible, not to deport Eva Chavez. Chavez, longtime border community leader, immigrant rights and reproductive justice advocate, was at risk of deportation after being detained by ICE on February 14th.

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NLIRH Demands Release of Organizer Alejandra Pablos

Steven A. Toledo: Phone: (718) 344-3911: Email: Steven@latinainstitute.org

 

NLIRH Demands Release of Organizer Alejandra Pablos

 

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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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