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The Senate Fails to Provide a Solution For Undocumented Youth: Trump White Nativist Bill Fails Miserably

LOS ANGELES - The Senate ended today by failing to pass a bill to provide a path to citizenship for undocumented youth. Among the amendments up for a vote was a bill heavily supported by the Trump administration, a white nativist wish list which failed miserably on the floor.
 
Asian Americans Advancing Justice, an affiliation of five civil rights organizations, releases the following statement:
 

Advancing Justice Deeply Saddened By Senate Failure to Defend Undocumented Youth

Today, the Senate voted unanimously to reopen the government through February 8 without a solution for the 800,000 DACA recipients. Their refusal to resolve the DACA crisis that the Trump administration created ignores the will of the American people, 87 percent of whom are in favor of providing a pathway to citizenship for our immigrant youth. 

Thursday Free Immigration Screening Appointments

The Immigration Project at Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles offers FREE immigration screening appointments to undocumented immigrants who wish to know if they qualify for immigration relief under current immigration law. Attendees will sit one-on-one with a  Department of Justice (DOJ) accredited representative or attorney, discuss their immigration history, and screen for eligibility for any current immigration relief programs including asylum, family-based immigration, special immigrant juvenile status, T-Visa, U-Visa, and VAWA. 
 

Advancing Justice Applauds Federal Court Ruling to Halt Termination of DACA

Last night a federal judge halted the administration’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that affords young immigrants the opportunity to work and go to school without fear of deportation. U.S. District Court judge William Alsup ordered the administration to preserve DACA and begin accepting renewal applications for the program.

Thursday Free Immigration Screening Appointments

The Immigration Project at Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles offers FREE immigration screening appointments to undocumented immigrants who wish to know if they qualify for immigration relief under current immigration law. Attendees will sit one-on-one with a  Department of Justice (DOJ) accredited representative or attorney, discuss their immigration history, and screen for eligibility for any current immigration relief programs including asylum, family-based immigration, special immigrant juvenile status, T-Visa, U-Visa, and VAWA. 

Advancing Justice Condemns Statements By the White House and Attorney General Scapegoating Immigrants

The President called on Congress to end our family immigration system, which he calls “chain migration,” based on yesterday’s isolated attack in New York. Attorney General Jeff Sessions wrongly joined the call to end the family immigration system and the diversity lottery, vilifying all immigrants who do not enter via a “merit-based system”.

Advancing Justice Rejects White Supremacist Immigration Agenda

As more details become available about the meeting between the White House and Congressional leaders on Thursday, civil rights organizations are calling attention to the White House’s efforts to get Congress to eliminate the family immigration system and diversity lottery in exchange for passage of legislation for more than a million immigrant youth whose lives hang in the balance since the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was terminated by the Trump administration on September 5th.  

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