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Physician Associations Oppose Rescission of DACA; Call on Congress to Enact Legislation to Continue Program

Several national and state physician organizations issued statements today opposing the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and calling on Congress to enact legislation that would continue the program: American Medical Association  American College of Physicians  … Continue reading

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97 Percent of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Recipients are Employed or Pursuing Higher Education

A recent study conducted by Tom K. Wong from the University of California San Diego, United We Dream, National Immigration Law Center, and Center for American Progress reports that 97 percent of recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) … Continue reading

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Congressional Budget Office: Health Care Freedom Act Would Result in 16 Million Americans Losing Health Insurance

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has swiftly issued its estimate of the impact of the just released Senate Health Care Freedom Act. The CBO maintains its prior estimate that by 2026 (after 10 years), 16 million Americans would lose their … Continue reading

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As Senate Prepares to Vote, Congressional Budget Office Previously Found “Skinny Repeal” of Individual Mandate Would Result in 15 Million Americans Losing Health Insurance

As the Senate plans to vote later today on repealing and/or replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the idea of a “skinny repeal”, or just repealing the individual and employer mandate and ACA tax on medical devices, is now being … Continue reading

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Hawaii v. Trump: U.S. Supreme Court Allows Broader Family Exception to Muslim Ban But Upholds Limited Refugee Admissions

In an short order today, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to overturn last week’s decision and modified preliminary injunction issued by the Hawaii federal district court, which broadened the family exception that the Supreme Court itself had ordered to the implementation … Continue reading

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Hawaii v. Trump: Modification of Preliminary Injunction Expands U.S. Supreme Court’s Family-Based Exemptions from Muslim Travel, Immigration, and Refugee Ban

Here is the July 13, 2017 decision and order by the federal district court in Hawaii modifying its preliminary injunction against the partial implementation of President Donald Trump’s revised executive order banning travel and immigration from six majority-Muslim nations and … Continue reading

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International Rescue Committee v. Trump: U.S. Supreme Court Grants Partial Stay Against Injunctions and Grants Review

The U.S. Supreme Court has granted review of both the 4th Circuit and 9th Circuit injunctions against President Donald Trump’s revised executive order banning the travel and entry of individuals from six Muslim-majority countries (Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and … Continue reading

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International Rescue Committee v. Trump: 4th Circuit Affirms Preliminary Injunction Against Revised Muslim Immigration, Refugee, and Travel Ban

In a 10-3 decision, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a federal district court’s preliminary injunction against implementation of President Donald Trump’s second attempt to ban Muslim immigrants, refugees, and visitors from the U.S. (Executive Order 13780).  In … Continue reading

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ACT TODAY: Send Comments to Office of Management and Budget Supporting Disaggregated Race and Ethnicity Data

This coming Sunday April 30 is the deadline for submitting comments to the Office of Management and Budget in support of its proposed changes to the federal classifications of race and ethnicity data that include additional disaggregation of each race … Continue reading

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County of Santa Clara and City and County of San Francisco v. Donald Trump: Preliminary Injunction Against Defunding of Sanctuary Cities

Here is the preliminary injunction issued today, April 25, 2017, by U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick against the section of President Donald Trump’s Executive Order 13786 that threatened to withhold federal funding from “sanctuary jurisdictions”. This was one of the … Continue reading

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