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The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Condemns Kavanaugh’s Lifetime Appointment

Washington, D.C. — The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) condemns Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s lifetime appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Senate Republican majority confirmed Judge Kavanaugh despite several reports of sexual assault and sexual misconduct, massive opposition from civil and human rights groups, and large-scale public outcry and demonstrations, largely led by women of color. Jessica González-Rojas, Executive Director of NLIRH, issued the following statement:

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The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Calls On Kavanaugh to Withdraw his Candidacy from SCOTUS Nomination

Washington, D.C. — Following recent sexual assault and sexual misconduct allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) joins groups across the country in calling for Judge Kavanaugh to withdraw his candidacy from nomination to the United States Supreme Court. Ann Marie Benitez, Senior Director of Government Relations at NLIRH issued the following statement:

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Public Charge Expansion Threatens Immigrant Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yesterday evening, the Trump Administration announced that it will publish a new administrative proposal that would radically change longstanding immigration policy and threaten immigrant families. The administration seeks to expand “public charge,” a determination used by U.S. immigration officials to refer to a person who is likely to become dependent on government assistance to meet basic needs like health care, food, and housing. If determined to be a public charge, an individual can be denied entry to the U.S. or lawful permanent resident status.

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ACA proves to be resilient in 2017 despite attacks from the Trump-Pence Administration, but Latino community remains the most uninsured group, new Census Bureau data shows

Washington, D.C.—This week, the New Census Bureau data on the number of uninsured individuals living in the United States was released. The numbers show a slight downtick of the insured rate under the first year of the Trump-Pence Administration which can potentially become a trend if not remedied. The new Census data also shows that states that adopted the ACA’s Medicaid expansion had a much lower uninsured rate in 2017 than states that have not, indicating that the gap continues to widen.

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34 Reproductive Justice organizations and allies call on Senate Judiciary Committee to oppose the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh

Washington, D.C. - Today, the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda, and the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health led the submission of a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee  demanding that they oppose the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

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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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