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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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NLIRH condena la decisión de poner fin al estatus de protección temporal para 200.000 Salvadoreños

Washington, D.C. — Hoy, el Secretario de Seguridad Nacional anunció la decisión de poner fin al Estatus de Protección Temporal (TPS) para 200.000 salvadoreños. La designación de TPS terminará para El Salvador el 9 de septiembre de 2019. En los últimos cuatro meses, la Administración de Trump también puso fin a las protecciones de TPS para los hondureños, los nicaragüenses y los haitianos. Margie Del Castillo, directora de campo y defensa del Instituto Nacional de Latinas para la Salud Reproductiva, emitió la siguiente declaración:

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NLIRH Condemns Decision to End Temporary Protected Status for 200,000 Salvadorans

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced the decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 200,000 Salvadorans. TPS designation will end for El Salvador on Sept. 9, 2019. In the past four months the Trump Administration also ended TPS protections for Hondurans, Nicaraguans, and Haitians. Margie Del Castillo, Director of Field and Advocacy for the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, issued the following statement:

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