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Let's Keep Families Together

Rachel Peric | June 28, 2018

Every morning as my little daughter's smile greets me, it is heart wrenching to imagine the thousands of children in detention and the many more seeking refuge in our country, whose search for love and safety is instead met with cold indifference.   Just this week we saw the Supreme Court uphold the Muslim Ban, families ...

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Gearing up for Census 2020

Timothy Walden | March 28, 2018

  Our democracy depends on trust and participation, and an accurate 2020 Census is essential for American communities to have the resources and representation for all residents to thrive and belong. This week’s decision by the Administration to add a citizenship question to the Census undermines core democratic principles and our future prosperity, creating a chilling effect on the participation ...

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Rachel Peric, Welcoming America's Executive Director responds to USCIS removing "a nation of immigrants" from mission statement: Rachel's statement: In taking the oath of citizenship, new Americans make a solemn pledge to uphold American ideals - among them, our commitment to being a nation that recognizes our immigrant neighbors, colleagues, family members, and dedicated soldiers as fully American. The removal ...

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Congress At An Impasse; Communities Not

Rachel Peric | February 16, 2018

As Congress remains at an impasse on immigration, the lives of millions of Americans hang in the balance, and the very idea of America as an immigrant nation is being challenged at the highest levels. While Congress yet again failed to protect Dreamers this week, the number of communities large and small, rural and urban, that are doubling down on ...

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