June, 2012

National Latina Institute Thanks DC Council for Passing Act that Protects Latinas

Emergency Detainer Compliance Act limits ICE use of District facilities; focuses effort on those over 18 who have committed serious crimes
06/08/2012

Today the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health thanks the DC councilmembers who passed the Immigration Detainer Emergency Compliance Amendment Act in response to the federal government’s activation of Immigration and Custom Enforcement’s (ICE) controversial Secure Communities deportation program (S-Comm).
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Reproductive Health and Immigrants’ Rights Advocates Join to Oppose Restrictions on Women’s Health in Homeland Security Bill

Aderholt Amendment Creates Dangerous and Unnecessary Restrictions on Access to Abortion Care
06/08/2012

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) joins over 50 national, state, and local organizations in condemning the inclusion of a provision (the Aderholt Amendment) in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations Act, passed last night by the US House of Representatives, that would target reproductive health care for women in detention. Read more »

National Latina Institute Applauds Groundbreaking Decision to Stop Deporting DREAM Act Youth

06/15/2012

Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that effective immediately, students and young people with certain qualifications will be considered for relief from deportation or from entering into removal proceedings.
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U.S. Supreme Court Renders Mixed Decision on Harsh Immigration Law

Court upholds "papers, please" provision, strikes down others
06/25/2012

Today the United States Supreme Court rendered a mixed decision, striking down portions of SB 1070, one of the harshest and most criticized immigration laws in the country, while leaving others intact. Notably, the Court upheld the “papers, please” provision of the law, which requires local law enforcement to stop and question anyone who appears to be an immigrant and has widely been interpreted as encouraging racial profiling. Read more »

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La Corte Suprema de los EE.UU. Emite Decisión Parcial sobre Ley de Inmigración Severa

La corte ratifica la provisión "documentos por favor" pero elimina otras
06/25/2012

Hoy la Corte Suprema de los EE.UU. ha emitido una decisión parcial,  eliminando algunas de las partes de ley SB 1070, una de las leyes de inmigración más criticadas y severas del país, y dejando otras intactas. En particular, la corte ratificó la provisión de la ley “documentos por favor” — la cual faculta a las autoridades locales para interrogar a cualquiera que parezca ser inmigrante y que ha sido ampliamente interpretada como una forma de discriminación racial basada en el perfil étnico. Read more »

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La decisión de la Corte Suprema significa acceso a los servicios de salud para las Latinas

Legislación histórica ayudará a eliminar disparidades de salud
06/28/2012

Hoy la Corte Suprema de los EE.UU. afirmó la constitucionalidad de la histórica Ley de Protección del Paciente y Atención Asequible, también conocida como la reforma de salud (ACA por sus siglas en inglés). El Instituto Nacional de Latinas para la Salud Reproductiva (NLIRH por sus siglas en inglés), aplaude esta decisión como una victoria importante para las Latinas, quienes tienen más probabilidades que otros grupos de enfrentar barreras estructurales que les impiden acceder a los servicios de salud y cuidado preventivo.
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Supreme Court decision means health care access for Latinas

Landmark legislation will help eliminate health disparities
06/28/2012

Today the Supreme Court of the United States affirmed the constitutionality of the historic Affordable Care Act (ACA). The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) applauds this decision as a significant victory for Latinas, who are more likely than other groups to face structural barriers that prevent them from accessing health care and preventive services.
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