Secretary Kelly Statement on the Limited Extension of Haiti’s Designation for Temporary Protected Status

WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly today announced his decision to extend—for an additional six months—the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Haiti. This extension is effective July 23, 2017 through January 22, 2018. “After careful review of the … Continued

PA Fairness Act for Nondiscrimination Introduced—Tell Your Legislators Why It’s Important

From Equality PA (http://www.equalitypa.org): Big news! Today Rep. Dan Frankel (D) introduced the PA Fairness Act (HB-1410), comprehensive nondiscrimination legislation. The Senate bill, SB-613, was introduced recently by Senators Pat Browne (R) and Sen. Larry Farnese (D). Email your legislators … Continued

Tell the White House—US Should Be a Safe Place for Refugees

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): Thursday night, President Trump responded to the Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons on its own people by bombing an air base in Syria.  President Trump said of the chemical attack: “It … Continued

Supports for Individuals with Disabilities Are at Risk

Posted at http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-supports/in-focus/supports-for-individuals-with-disabilities-are-at-risk March 15, 2017 By Nune Phillips  The American Health Care Act (AHCA), sweeping legislation that would undo historic health care gains, is being rushed through Congress by House Republicans. If passed, it would have devastating consequences for vulnerable … Continued

Tell Congress to Oppose Funding for Trump’s Wall, Deportation Force & Detention Centers

From Church World Service (http://www.churchworldservice.org): Background: President Trump has issued multiple executive orders that target immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers, and Muslims. Plans are being made to build a border wall and more detention centers, and our undocumented community members have been … Continued

Though Temporarily Blocked, Act to Tell Our Senators to Stop the Muslim Ban from Harming Families

From Amnesty International USA (http://www.amnestyusa.org): Fatima’s sons narrowly survived bombs and bullets in Yemen. They hid under the stairs as bombs rained down on their neighborhood. They survived on stale bread and water. Eventually, they literally made a run for … Continued

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