Medicaid Support for Poor Families Threatened On Several Fronts

Medicaid Support for Poor Families Threatened On Several Fronts

The congressional push to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is overshadowing one of the most serious threats in years to the nation’s safety net for poor families: a dramatic reshaping and reduction of Medicaid. Before the year ends, funding for Medicaid, which provides health care for one out of five Americans, could be targeted […]

SB 4 Lawsuit: Texas Immigration Law Violates U.S. Constitution

SB 4 Lawsuit: Texas Immigration Law Violates U.S. Constitution

The battle over a controversial new law in Texas that targets sanctuary cities and undocumented immigrant families keeps growing, with the ACLU of Texas filing the latest lawsuit June 5 that challenges the statute. In the suit, the ACLU of Texas argues the statute, SB 4, violates “fundamental constitutional rights and principles,” and seeks an accelerated […]

Immigration Advocates on SB 4: We’re Resisting in Texas

Immigration Advocates on SB 4: We’re Resisting in Texas

Grassroots leaders and local officials wasted little time organizing a coordinated campaign to fight SB 4, a new Texas law that targets cities, towns and sheriffs that don’t cooperate with federal immigration enforcement. Only nine days after Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed the legislation, formally known as Senate Bill 4, into law, grassroots advocates […]

Immigrants Celebrate Legislative Victories in Florida

Immigrants Celebrate Legislative Victories in Florida

Grassroots advocates claimed several victories in Florida on May 9 as the legislative session ended, saying that nine bills they view as anti-immigrant were derailed, including legislation that would punish sanctuary cities. One of the most contentious bills of the nine would have forced sanctuary cities, which generally do not cooperate with U.S. immigration authorities, […]

Il. Advocates: TRUST Act Is a Solution Amid Immigration Crackdown

Il. Advocates: TRUST Act Is a Solution Amid Immigration Crackdown

The Trump administration has led a public crackdown on immigration, marked by raids in courthouses, plans for a growing army of federal agents and even a state legislative threat to jail local law enforcement officials who don’t cooperate. This crackdown is spreading fear throughout immigrant families and their communities from the Rio Grande Valley in […]

Service Workers in Silicon Valley City Win Added Job Security

Service Workers in Silicon Valley City Win Added Job Security

Workers gained new protections in Silicon Valley on March 21 when the Santa Clara City Council voted unanimously to allow food and building service workers to keep their jobs for an extended period after a company changes how it handles their work. Under the new ordinance, larger companies will retain janitors, food service workers, security guards […]

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