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Executive Director of @NILC & @ImmJusticeFund. Proud #Colombian #immigrant #SocialJustice attorney. Passionate re #HumanRights #justice #Grateful #birds #nature
24 Feb 20
Today, as the implementation of Trump's harmful #PublicCharge policy weighs heavily on the minds of immigrants & their families, all of us who value diversity & share a vision for a more just & equitable country must strengthen our resolve to keep fighting. 1/ #ProtectFamilies
Over the past three years, the Trump administration has used threats, false starts, exaggeration, and misinformation around #PublicCharge to deliberately spread fear and confusion among immigrant communities navigating an already dysfunctional system. 2/ #ProtectFamilies
These tactics are designed to maximize this cruel policy’s harmful impact. As a result, we’ve heard far too many reports of families avoiding crucial economic support programs vital to their kids & loved ones’ wellbeing—even before the policy went into effect. 3/ #ProtectFamilies
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5 Sep 18
Exactly a year ago, @realDonaldTrump made the cowardly decision to terminate #DACA but sent AG Sessions to face the nation. Sessions glowed as he delivered the hate-filled news. 1/
Within hours, our courageous plaintiffs Martin Batalla-Vidal @elianadreams @antonioalarconc & many more members of @MaketheRoadNY courageously sued to block Trump's decision to end #DACA 2/
We @NILC_org have the great privilege of representing them along w/ @MaketheRoadNY & @WiracYls. Since then #DACA recipients have also courageously sued as have @DemocraticAGs & our civil rights partners like @NAACP & @MALDEF are also defending #DACA 3/
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25 Oct 17
My thread re news that @SpeakerRyan tells conservatives that #DACA will be part of spending deal huffp.st/IItqvQl
This is a great 1st step by the Speaker. It's clearly a trial balloon but also critical that he's being proactive & starting discussions
As always, the devil is in the details. We @NILC_org & @ImmJusticeFund remain steadfast in our commitment to achieve a real clean #DreamAct
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