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Trump Administration Rolls Back DAPA Policy in Heartless Move

Trump Administration Rolls Back DAPA Policy in Heartless Move

(WASHINGTON)— Kica Matos, spokesperson for the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), issued the statement below after the Administration made an announcement about the DACA program:

“On the heels of the 5th anniversary of DACA, the Trump Administration announced what we already know: DACA recipients will continue to live their lives, contribute to their communities, go to school, work and take care of their families under their current DACA status. Simultaneously, the Administration revoked an Obama era policy memo that created the DAPA policy to keep parents with their children. The DAPA policy, originally created to protect the parents of U.S. citizen children, was held up in legal battles, preventing it from implementation and rescinding the memo was symbolic and cruel.

“Tearing families apart, uprooting their lives and stripping them from the communities they have built is not the way forward. It is not reflective of the values we profess as a country. Our fight continues and will not stop until every person can live their lives freely and outside of the shadows.”

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The Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) is the nations largest immigrant-rights coalition, with grassroots organizations fighting for immigrant rights at the...

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Lee Francis Cissna’s Anti-Immigrant History Jeopardizes USCIS

For Immediate Release: June 15, 2017

Contact: Jasmine Nazarett, jnazarett@communitychange.org, 202-339-9330

Lee Francis Cissna’s Anti-Immigrant History Jeopardizes USCIS

 (WASHINGTON)— Kica Matos, spokesperson for the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), issued the statement below after the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to approve Lee Francis Cissna’s nomination for United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director:

“Lee Francis Cissna has a track record of adopting anti-immigrant positions, including in his current role as director of immigration policy at the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Policy. It is no wonder that already hate groups such as the Center for Immigration Studies are salivating over this nomination. Instead of nominating a candidate who would uphold the neutrality of this agenda, Trump has instead nominated someone who will be more than willing to carry out his mass deportation agenda.

“To the Senators voting to move Cissna’s nomination closer to a confirmation: we are watching you. A vote for Cissna is a vote against families. USCIS should not be led by a xenophobe who is already playing a crucial role in Trump’s bigoted agenda.”

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The Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) is the nations largest immigrant-rights coalition, with grassroots organizations fighting for immigrant rights at...

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Kris Kobach is Unfit for Public Office

For Immediate Release: June 8, 2017

Kris Kobach is Unfit for Public Office

(WASHINGTON)— Kica Matos, spokesperson for the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), and Guadalupe Magdaleno, Executive Director of Sunflower Community Action in Kansas, issued the statement below following Kris Kobach’s announcement that he will run for Governor of Kansas:

“Kris Kobach is a threat to democracy—he is a bigot who has collaborated closely with hate groups to demonize immigrants and worked hard to disenfranchise millions of voters across the country. As Kansas Secretary of State, he wasted millions in a misguided and misinformed voter fraud effort.

“Kobach is an Architect of Hate and he’s relied on hate and fear to financially profit as he advanced and defended policies aimed at severely restricting immigration in the United States. He is simply not fit to be governor of Kansas—or hold any public office.

“Make no mistake: we are watching Kris Kobach as he pursues his political ambitions. As a movement we will fiercely organize and mobilize our members to push back on hate. Kris Kobach must be stopped.”

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