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Highlights from Essential Conversations on Human Services 2019

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Highlights from Essential Conversations on Human Services 2019

On June 11, we came together as a human service community to have essential conversations at our 2019 Annual Convening. We learned from each other and challenged ourselves to address some of the principal issues that face us today. We know that these conversations are critical building blocks to the actions we take to ensure […]

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Bill Highlight: The Families Belong Together Act (H.R. 883 & S. 271)

Although media attention has waned on the issue of family separation, the harmful consequences of past policies persist. The National Assembly closely follows immigration issues that impact families and youth, including legislation that would begin to rectify the harm caused by last year’s “zero tolerance” policy. Earlier this year, Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) and Sen. […]

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National Assembly Endorses New Legislation Supporting Human Services

The National Assembly has endorsed two recently-introduced pieces of legislation that, if enacted, would help build community well-being. For more information about how your organization can take action to support these bills, please contact Brandon Toth at btoth@nassembly.org. Raise the Wage Act (S. 150/H.R. 582) If enacted, this legislation would immediately raise the federal minimum […]

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What the Hill–SE1:EP3 “Public Charge Comments Deadline”

 The deadline to submit public comments on the administration’s proposed “public charge” rule is December 10. If promulgated, the rule would change the definition of public charge from a person who is “primarily dependent on the government for subsistence” to an immigrant “who receives one or more public benefits.” It would also expand the list […]

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Public Charge Update: Children and Education

By Marie Camino The National Assembly continues to follow the proposed “public charge” rule that opened for public comment almost two weeks ago, and is an active member of the Protecting Immigrant Families coalition. If implemented in its current form, the proposed rule would adversely impact multiple communities, and limit the ability of these communities […]

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