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Tag Archives: Naturalization

Nancy Pelosi has held the U.S. House floor for over eight hours in support of DREAMers

Excerpt: At 7:04 AM this morning Pacific Time, U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi came to the floor to deliver remarks in support of DREAMers who are facing the threat of deportation by the Trump regime in just a few weeks (aided and abetted by Republicans in Congress). Nearly eight hours later, she was still speaking.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Detainees at NWDC immigration prison revive hunger strike in response to abuse

Excerpt: Today at noon, over one hundred people being detained in the West Coast’s largest immigration prison in Tacoma — the Northwest Detention CenterĀ  — launched a hunger strike in response to inhumane living conditions at the prison. Detainees refusing their lunches circulated a letter of demand regarding violations of what most Washington residents would consider […]
Written by:Kaylinne Shaffer
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Attorney General Bob Ferguson issues immigration guidance to local governments

Excerpt: This week, the Washington State Attorney General’s office announced the release of newly-published guidance concerning immigration enforcement, assembled to help local government institutions recognize the limitations of federal agencies’ power to compel assistance with immigration enforcement. This guidance comes in response to Donald Trump’s recent punitive executive orders. The Trump regime plans to increase deportations […]
Written by:Kaylinne Shaffer
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Trump loses again: 9th Circuit refuses to reinstate discriminatory travel ban

Excerpt: Donald Trump’s unconstitutional and discriminatory travel ban will remain unenforceable for the time being, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today. In a unanimous decision, a three judge panel ruled that Trump’s regime “has not shown a likelihood of success on the merits of its appeal, nor has it shown that failure to enter […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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State of Washington wins restraining order against Trump regime’s immigration ban

Excerpt: Handing Attorney General Bob Ferguson a preliminary victory in his efforts to stop neofascist Donald Trump from stomping all over the United States Constitution and federal law, U.S. Federal District Court Judge Judge James L. Robart today granted the State of Washington’s request for a temporary restraining order blocking implementation of key provisions of Trump’s […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Shameful: U.S. House passes bill to effectively stop Syrian refugees from coming to America

Excerpt: The United States House of Representatives today disgraced itself by voting overwhelmingly to approve a Republican-backed bill intended to effectively block America from taking in more Syrian refugees. The vote on the legislation was two hundred and eighty-nine to one hundred and thirty-seven, with forty-seven Democrats shamefully joining nearly all the Republicans in voting aye. […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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The disgusting extremism of Republican Jay Rodne, Snoqualmie’s own resident bigot

Excerpt: Over the past few days, we’ve seen a vile escalation of anti-refugee rhetoric from some of the Republican Party’s most bombastic figures, including presidential candidates like Donald Trump and Ted Cruz in the wake of the horrific attacks in Paris, France. A number of Republican governors have also gotten into the act, declaring that the […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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President Obama pledges to treat more new Americans with dignity in immigration speech

Excerpt: In a groundbreaking speech, Barack Obama announced this evening that he is using his authority and discretion as President to end the oppression of over five million new Americans by granting them a reprieve from the threat of deportation, provided they identify themselves to the federal government and pay their taxes. Speaking from the White […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Navy veteran Matt Isenhower announces he’s challenging Republican Andy Hill for Senate

Excerpt: The Washington State Democratic Party’s effort to recapture the state Senate got a big boost today with the announcement that the party has found a challenger to take on freshman Republican Andy Hill in the 45th Legislative District. Hill is the Chairman of the Senate’s Ways & Means Committee. Matt Isenhower, thirty-three, says he’s running […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Bring the DREAM Act up for a vote, Senator! An open letter to Majority Leader Rodney Tom

Excerpt: Editor’s note: Earlier today, following the House of Representatives’ lightning fast passage of the DREAM Act, NPI founder and executive director Andrew Villeneuve sent this message to Senator Rodney Tom, who represents the 48th District (Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Medina, Clyde Hill) and is – at least in name – the Majority Leader of the Washington […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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