The Immigrant Stories series exposes the cruelty of the Trump Administration's immigration policy overhauls since taking over the Oval Office. Aggressive targeting tactics have forced people into hiding, forced them to fear spaces that should be safe, like hospitals and schools. Doctors and teachers are finding it difficult to do their jobs. There are a few things that can be done to make an impact. Passing The Protecting Sensitive Locations Act (H.R.1815/S.845) would strengthen and codify the current guidelines, expand the list of sensitive locations to include courthouses, bus stops, and other organizations that serve vulnerable populations, and would prohibit enforcement activity within 1,000 feet of any sensitive location. In addition, The Reuniting Families Act (H.R.4944) would improve and strengthen our family-based immigration system by reducing family immigration visa backlogs and allowing for the reunification of more immigrant families.
Call Congress (202) 224-3121.
Demand they pass The Protecting Sensitive Locations Act (H.R.1815/S.845) and The Reuniting Families Act (H.R.4944).
Educators reveal the growing crisis in their classrooms in Immigrant Stories: Teachers. They show us one huge reason the Trump administration’s attack on immigrant families must be stopped: students are afraid and too anxious to learn. They're bearing witness to ICE raids on their morning commutes, in their homes, and educators are being forced to mobilize protection efforts to keep schools safe and their kids secure on campus. The Trump administration’s discriminatory and inhumane immigration enforcement is disrupting their students’ lives and affecting not just their education, but their overall wellbeing. Without stability and security, children are unable to thrive and succeed in schools, and teachers are unable to properly do their jobs.
Doctors and Nurses
In Immigrant Stories: Doctors and Nurses, we expose how inhumane immigration policies are forcing people to choose between medical care or deportation. Since Trump has taken office, Doctors and nurses report on the heightened levels of anxiety and stress their undocumented immigrant patients are experiencing, resulting in health complications, missed appointments at clinics and hospitals, failure to pick up life-saving medications, and even patients yanking out their ventilation tubes and fleeing the ICU out of fear of deportation. The Department of Homeland of Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have aggressively targeted undocumented immigrants. DHS maintains a policy for “sensitive locations” – hospitals, schools, places of worship, and public gatherings – where no immigration enforcement activity should take place unless there is a threat to national security or public safety. Unfortunately, this policy is just a set of vague discretionary guidelines that agents can ignore as they see fit.