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Public Charge Rule Blocked is a Win for Immigrant Families

WASHINGTON – Earlier today, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a preliminary nationwide injunction prohibiting the Trump administration from enforcing its public charge rule before it was to take effect on October 15th. Since that ruling, additional federal district courts have issued similar injunctions. The discriminatory public charge rule…

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Trump Administration Continues Assault on Immigrant Families Seeking to Reunite

WASHINGTON – Last Friday, President Trump issued a Presidential Proclamation that would deny visas to many categories of immigrants unless they have approved health insurance or can prove they have the financial resources to pay for reasonably foreseeable medical costs. The Proclamation applies to individuals abroad seeking immigrant visas, including spouses and parents of U.S.…

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National Racial Justice Coalition Issues Statement on District Court Ruling in Students for Fair Admission v. Harvard

We are heartened by the ruling from Judge Burroughs of the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts in Students for Fair Admission v. Harvard that affirms the “compelling interest in diversity and all the benefits that flow from a diverse college population” and upholds the use of race-conscious college admissions practices, asserting that they “have an…

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APIAHF Announcement

Dear APIAHF Family and Supporters, It is with mixed emotions that I share that after nearly 17 years of dedicated service, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum’s (APIAHF) Executive Vice President, Edward Tepporn will be moving on to his next exciting adventure. I have relied on his partnership for the near decade I…

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Former USCIS and HHS Civil Rights Chief of Staff Joins APIAHF

WASHINGTON —The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) announced today the selection of nationally recognized attorney Juliet K. Choi as the Senior Vice President for Government & External Relations and Chief of Staff. She will attend the organization’s biennial VOICES Conference in Washington DC, which is being held on September 10-12, 2019. Choi has over two decades of experience in private, public interest, and government sectors. Choi served in the Obama Administration…

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Trump Administration Continues to Undermine Equal Rights in Health Care

WASHINGTON – Earlier this year, the Trump Administration issued a proposed rule that would roll back enforcement of Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, also known as the Health Care Rights Law. Section 1557 protects patients from discrimination based on race, color, sex, age and disability. Yesterday, August 13, the public comment period on the proposed rule concluded. “The proposed rollback on Section 1557 protections is part of the continued efforts from the…

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Joint Statement: Trump’s Administration’s Regulation Punishes Immigrant Families for Using Life-Saving Services

WASHINGTON – On August 12th, the Trump Administration’s Department of Homeland Security announced it will be publishing its finalized public charge rule, continuing its history of actions and policies harmful to immigrant communities. The finalized rule change, which is expected to be published on August 14, 2019, will go into effect on October 15, 2019.…

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DHS Public Charge Rule Target Immigrants’ Health

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the finalized public charge rule that would target the health and wellbeing of immigrants in the United States. The rule, which will be officially published on Wednesday, August 14, is meant to intimidate immigrant communities and will dissuade families that are eligible for programs like Medicaid…

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WeVoteWeCount’s Racial Equity Anchor Collaborative Statement on the Sixth Anniversary of Shelby County V. Holder

On the sixth anniversary of the 5-4 Shelby County v. Holder Supreme Court decision that allowed states to institute restrictive voting policies that disproportionately affect communities of color, the Racial Equity Anchor Collaborative, released the following statement: “Communities of color have faced a longstanding history of voter disenfranchisement and racially discriminatory laws that limit access…

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Joint Statement Condemning Decision to Hold Migrant Children at Fort Sill

Last week, the Administration’s Office of Refugee Resettlement announced it will be housing unaccompanied minors at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Fort Sill is a military base that previously was used as a prison for Geronimo and hundreds of Chiricahua Apaches, including women and children. During World War II, Fort Sill was used as an internment camp…

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