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Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to allow the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to continue. The Court found that the Trump administration’s decision to terminate the program was “arbitrary and capricious” under the Administrative Procedures Act and failed to consider the hardship to DACA recipients. The ruling allows DACA recipients to continue to receive the protections and benefits of the program.
June 2020
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Immigrants have always been a vital part of the social and economic fabric of this country. They have always taken on an oversized share of the frontline work of caring for our sick, our young, and our elderly. So it may not be surprising that immigrant communities are disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 2020
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COVID-19 lockdowns make it even more challenging to ensure hard-to-count populations are accurately represented in the 2020 Census.
April 2020
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Undocumented immigrants will not get benefits under the Covid-19 stimulus bill, endangering them and our economy.
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April 2020
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Applying border controls to the spread of disease is like trying to catch water with a sieve. It has little chance of netting the real threat.
March 2020
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A Los Angeles Times op-ed by Christian Arana and Jacqueline Martinez Garcel of the Latino Community Foundation.
March 2020
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On Oct. 11, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California temporarily blocked the federal government’s changes to the “public charge” rule, after hearing arguments from the state of California, Santa Clara County and San Francisco, along with health care, legal services and immigrant organizations.
Californians, stand up for immigrants targeted by ‘public charge’ rule
October 2019
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October 2019
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In this Q&A with NCRP, Daranee Petsod, president of Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR), urges funders to confront and overcome this implicit and explicit bias for greater impact.
June 2019
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The Trump administration announced a new, far-reaching regulation that appears clear-cut on paper: prevent immigrants from obtaining visas or green cards if they are likely to receive Medicaid, food stamps, housing benefits, or other government subsidies is only half the story. 
Trump scare tactic: Keep immigrants from green cards if they receive welfare
October 2018
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