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Immigration News 

The current administration is engaged in an anti-immigrant strategy to fundamentally change our immigration system. They have implemented inhumane policies to separate children from their parents at the border, and currently there are over 10,000 immigrant children detained by ICE. They have declared every undocumented person as a priority, leading to harsh, often unlawful, enforcement activity and raids by ICE. Philadelphia is home to the most aggressive ICE office in the country. 64% of their total arrests in 2017 were of immigrants without criminal convictions. The administration is changing asylum law and procedures to dramatically reduce who can apply and be granted asylum relief. Just this week the Attorney General issued a decision intended to deny the availability of asylum to victims of domestic violence and gang-based violence. This administration has attempted to end the DACA program and opposes a federal Dream Act that would aid nearly 2 million immigrants that entered the U.S. as minors and have lived here for most of their lives, and they also have announced the end of Temporary Protected Status for over 200,000 immigrants. These actions are part of a strategy to severely restrict immigration to the United States.

Please help us stand with immigrants and demand that our immigration laws prioritize family unity and provide refuge to those fleeing persecution at home.

These are a few things you can do to help:

1. Call your Senators (Sen. Casey: 202-224-6324 and Sen. Toomey 202-224-4254) in support of the Keep Families Together Act. Introduced on June 8th, this act would prevent federal border authorities from separating children from their parents. Help get the bill passed by calling your Senators today. Tell them: “Separating children from their parents at the border is unnecessary and cruel. Children need to be with their parents. Please support S. 3036, the Keep Families Together Act.” And be sure to tell them your name, city, state, and zip code.

2. Attend an event in support of children and immigrants by protesting ICE’s policy to separate families. 

3. Support NSC’s Fund for Immigrant Justice, our newly-launched campaign to provide free legal representation to detained immigrants, unaccompanied children, and other vulnerable immigrants. (When donating, please include “Fund for Immigrant Justice” in the comment box to designate your gift.)