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Earlier this week, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour! If it passes the Senate and is signed into law, it will be the first federal minimum wage increase in a decade. A handful of states across the country have already passed similar legislation thanks to unions and community groups who have demanded a raise that respects the dignity of workers. Now, this fight continues both in Congress and on the presidential campaign trail. As the bill moves to the Senate, we applaud the representatives who stood with our communities and voted to support the fact that all people have the right to a fair, living wage!

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Trump’s cruelty towards immigrants seems to know no bounds. In yet another attack on the rights of migrants, Trump announced that he is radically changing the asylum process by forcing migrants to claim asylum in the first country they arrive in or risk deportation upon arriving in the United States. Although multiple organizations have filed legal suits to stop this change from being implemented, Trump’s heartless proposal could return families and individuals to the countries and dangerous, desperate circumstances they fled from in the first place. These kinds of hateful policies have no place in our country.

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Now that the citizenship question has been officially blocked from the 2020 census, it’s time for us to take the next step. If we want to make sure every person and community is included so we receive the funding and representation we deserve, then we must demand that our local lawmakers fully fund and protect the 2020 census. Join us in saying #CountMeIn by adding your name to our petition today and tell your local officials to support a fair and accurate census!

Trump started off the week by escalating his racist attacks on members of the The Squad — Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib — telling them to “go back” to where they came from. This kind of language is disgusting and un-American. To push back against these blatantly white supremacist attacks, Sayu Bhojwani, NAL’s founder and president, published this CNN opinion piece recognizing the right and duty of New Americans to serve and improve our country. Check out her full article and our statement calling out Trump and telling him that #PeopleLikeUs aren’t going anywhere.