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New Rules to Stir Up Fear and Concern for Immigrants
Posted by Michele Diecuch on August 16, 2019 in categoryCEO DeskcategoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
New Rules to Stir Up Fear and Concern for Immigrants

The final regulations regarding “public charge” and immigration have been released by the Department of Homeland Security. These regulations stiffen the existing provisions regarding both income and the use of public services for prospective immigrants. While the existing regulations provide an understandable parameter for limiting immigration, the new regulations set much higher limits and will likely keep even existing legal immigrants from seeking any subsidized services.


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Important Supreme Court Ruling on Census 2020
Posted by Michele Diecuch on July 01, 2019 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
Important Supreme Court Ruling on Census 2020

Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration’s proposal to add a question to the 2020 Census about an individual’s citizenship status is unconstitutional. The Court has asked the Department of Commerce for further justification. Chief Justice John Roberts, Jr. wrote that agencies must offer “genuine justifications for important decisions …” and that “accepting contrived reasons would defeat the purpose of the enterprise.”

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Supreme Court puts census citizenship question on hold
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on June 27, 2019 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
Supreme Court puts census citizenship question on hold

The Supreme Court on Thursday put on hold the Trump administration’s plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census form sent to every household, saying it had provided a “contrived” reason for wanting the information.

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Newly proposed immigration "public charge" rule would harm immigrant workers and US businesses
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on June 18, 2019 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
Newly proposed immigration 'public charge' rule would harm immigrant workers and US businesses

Under this new "public charge" rule, immigration officials could deny green cards or visa changes for individuals who get any of a number of public benefits or are deemed likely to receive benefits in the future.

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The Libraries’ Guide to the 2020 Census
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on June 07, 2019 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryNewscategoryMember Tips
The Libraries’ Guide to the 2020 Census

The Libraries’ Guide to the 2020 Census provides everyday information that will help library staff address potential patron and community questions regarding the upcoming 2020 Census.

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