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Trump's Puppet Behind Implementing Family Separation and Detention Must Go

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) joins Congress members Senators Harris, Hirono, Durbin and Rep. Barbara Lee, among others, in calling for the resignation of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Nielsen. Under Secretary Nielsen’s supervision, DHS has cruelly separated thousands of migrant children and families, deported hundreds of parents without their children, abused migrant children in detention, and failed to reunite families and fix the family separation crisis it created.

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Time’s Up: Trump Misses Second Court-Imposed Deadline, Fails to Reunite Nearly 3,000 Children

WASHINGTON, D.C. —The Trump administration missed the court-imposed July 26th deadline to reunite all of the nearly 3,000 separated children with their families. Of the 3,000 children, reports state that at least 700 children remain in the Office of Refugee Resettlement custody without their parents, and over 900 parents remain in U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) prisons without their children because the administration has deemed them “ineligible” to be reunited.

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Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh: A Threat For Generations to Come

Washington, D.C. — Today, President Trump announced his nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Judge Kavanaugh has repeatedly ruled against contraception coverage, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and abortion access, including a young immigrant woman’s right to legal abortion care. His lengthy and egregious judicial record shows that he is a threat to Roe v. Wade, undocumented individuals, and access to reproductive health care services.

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The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Applauds Court Decision to Strike Down Medicaid Work Requirements and Protect Health Care for Millions

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, a federal District Court blocked the state of Kentucky from adding discriminatory, burdensome, and illegal work requirements to their Medicaid program. Work requirements in the program would have only restricted otherwise eligible individuals, particularly communities of color, from accessing Medicaid coverage.  More than a quarter of Latinas rely on Medicaid for healthcare coverage. Nina Esperanza Serrianne, policy analyst for the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, issued the following statement:

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Supreme Court Puts Stamp of Approval on Trump’s Nativist Agenda and Upholds Discriminatory Muslim Ban

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to effectively uphold Trump’s Muslim Ban in the Trump v. Hawaii case. The discriminatory ban targets the Muslim community by severely limiting immigration and travel from several Muslim-majority countries. Jessica González-Rojas, executive director of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, issued the following statement:

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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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