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Has Trump Outlawed Immigration Advocacy?

President Trump’s executive order threatens our nonprofit’s existence and places anyone who supports undocumented immigrants at risk of a penalty. The executive order, Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States , signed by Trump last week includes a clause making it unlawful to help an undocumented immigrant. Section 6 of the order states that the Secretary shall make regulations for the collection...

Peace and Justice League of Spokane "Rallies Against Presidential Executive Orders"

SPOKANE, Wash. – Leaders of a Spokane non-profit said they are not happy with President Donald Trump’s recent executive orders Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane organizers said they are unhappy with his immigration order, rolling back the Affordable Care Act, moving forward with plans to build a wall between Mexico and the United States as well as advancing the construction of the Dakota...

Thousands of Mainers Join National Protest Against Trump

BANGOR, Maine — Thousands of Mainers were among the 500,000 people who gathered at the nation’s capital Saturday for the Women’s March on Washington, according to one of the main organizers of the state’s delegation. The demonstration, a day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration , was designed to show support for immigrants, the LGBTQ community, reproductive rights, and values that organizers believe have been threatened...

Bringing Out The Warriors: South Asian Women March Against Trump

On January 21, over 2 million Americans crowded the streets of America to protest Donald Trump’s divisiveness and dangerous policies. South Asian women marched all over the country, including in Washington, D.C., Boston, and across the San Francisco Bay Area. Read the entire article featuring Alliance of South Asians Taking Action at The Aerogram.

PHOTOS: Hundreds of Providence students walk out to protest Trump

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Hundreds of Providence students have walked out of class and marched to the Statehouse to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump as president. Students at schools including Hope High School and Classical High School, as well as the private Moses Brown School and the Paul Cuffee Charter School, walked out at 11:08 a.m. Friday, as the inauguration ceremony was happening in...

Hundreds March Against Trump in New Orleans and "Inaugurate the Resistance"

A day of protest in New Orleans began with a mock funeral at the Mississippi River and ended with dozens of protesters linking arms at Duncan Plaza. On Jan. 20, as Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President, hundreds of New Orleanians marched in the streets, offering satire in the morning and a massive call to organize against threats to marginalized communities in...

Mid-Hudson declared Hate Free Zone

BEACON – Over 100 supporters of the first ever Hudson Valley Hate Free Zone stood together in solidarity Saturday to support the rights of all peoples in the region. The event in Beacon, put on by Hate Free Zone leaders from Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson and Community Voices Heard, was held as a response to the increasingly oppressive atmosphere for black, LGBTQ, Muslim, undocumented and Jewish...

Burlington Rally Opposes Repeal of Health Care Law

The auditorium at Burlington High School overflowed with people who turned out Sunday to rally against efforts by Republicans in the U.S. Congress to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law — actions they said would harm access to health care in the U.S. and put residents' lives at risk. Speakers at the rally said the negative effects would include depriving millions of Americans of...

Advocates Gather in Danbury to Educate Undocumented About Their Rights

DANBURY - Immigrant leaders gathered Sunday afternoon to empower and educate the undocumented community on their rights as part of a national Day of Action. Several advocacy organizations, including CT Students for a Dream, Frente Unido de Immigrantes Equatorianos, Make The Road NY and United We Dream, held the event at the Ecuadorian Civic Center . Nearly 50 cities across the country, including Stamford, held...

Immigrants Head to Washington to Rally While Obama Is Still There

Nine busloads of immigrant activists from Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island will depart before dawn for the trip to Washington, intent on making their voices heard. They will be blasting protest playlists while carrying posters and flags, from the familiar rainbow to the worn colors of Haiti. Read the entire article featuring Resist grantee Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees at the New York Times .

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