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No Place in our Democracy for a Federal Police Force — in Portland or Anywhere

The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), the largest immigrant rights organization in California, summarily rejects the Trump administration’s activation of federal agents to police US cities. True democracies do not need a federal police force that answers only to a president in an authoritarian death spiral. What we saw in Portland over the past […]

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Traveling-While-Pregnant Policy Is Just Government-Sanctioned Discrimination

The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), the largest immigrant rights organization in California strongly opposes the Trump administration’s announced policy that threatens to violate the rights of women throughout the world seeking visas to travel to this country. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights proclaims everyone’s freedom of movement, stating in Article 13 that […]

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Trump’s Tantrum is Deceitful, Wild Attempt To Fund Wall

President Trump is no stranger to alternative facts, but manufacturing a crisis at the border, shutting down the government, lying on prime time to the American public, and executing a power grab just to build a medieval, ineffective wall is too much. Clearly, the leader of the free world is living in an unhinged, alternative universe.    The real and immediate […]

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Constitution Is Stronger Than Trump’s Dog-Whistle Politics

Los Angeles —   The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), rejected President Trump’s latest proposal to take away birthright citizenship to children born of certain immigrants. President Trump’s announcement that he is thinking of taking away birthright citizenship is a serious blow to our system of checks and balances, and to the Constitution itself. […]

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Benefits Rule is a ‘Sophie’s Choice’ for Immigrants Courtesy of Trump

The largest immigrant rights organization in California, the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), denounces a proposed rule change by the Trump administration that imposes extra conditions to those who want to adjust their immigration status, ruling them out of the process if they have ever used any publicly-funded benefits such as food stamps. The […]

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Ending TPS For 200,000 American Families is Nothing Short of Mass Genocide

The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), the largest immigrant rights organization in California, condemned the Trump Administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status to more than 200,000 families from El Salvador.  This cruel and heartless step means these American families will have to return to a country they fled from more than 20 years […]