Generosity Allows JFON Houston to Continue Serving Low-Income Immigrants & Families during Pandemic
The pandemic hit nations, cities, business, people and non-profits hard. Sadly, many immigration nonprofits were forced to scale back and some even temporarily closed.
Thanks to the continued support of JFON Houston donors, JFON Houston was quickly able to change gears and offered teleconference options to potential clients.
In the first six months of this year we are proud to say JFON Houston supporters have funded 173 new client cases, serving 82 women, 31 children and 60 men from 21 countries.
Undeterred by the Last Uproar, Trump is Again Considering Family Separation
Washington Post Opinion Piece
APPARENTLY UNDETERRED by the uproar it triggered by separating migrant children from their families two years ago, the Trump administration is considering whether to push for more of the same. Again, teens, tweens, toddlers and babies may be removed from their parents, as a means of deterring further illegal immigration. Again, the president’s unbridled animus toward mainly brown-skinned migrants may result in an episode of cruelty that would shock the civilized world.
ICE: Foreign Students Must Leave The U.S. If Their Colleges Go Online-Only This Fall
Reuters Examines the Policy and the Impact
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The administration of President Donald Trump issued new rules this week that could force tens of thousands of international students to leave the United States if their schools hold all classes online amid the coronavirus pandemic, causing panic among colleges and foreign students.
Two of the country’s most elite universities, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), sued to try to stop the rule, and the attorney general of Massachusetts, which is home to both schools and numerous other colleges and universities, signaled her state was likely to bring a legal challenge as well.
Voting has always been the primary way American's tell their elected officials if they like their policies. Sadly, many American's don't feel their vote counts and have stopped going to the ballot box.
But Monday's unanimous Supreme Court ruling makes your vote more important. The Supreme Court ruled that states can require presidential electors to support the candidate chosen by a majority of voters and punish electors who don't. This decision makes it even more important for every Texan to vote!
"If you think your vote doesn't matter think about the last two presidential races," says Manne Favor, Executive Director of JFON Houston. "In both races the decision came down to a few votes."