December 10, 2018
Re: Defending the Health and Rights of Immigrant Women and Families in the FY19 Continuing Resolution and Beyond
Dear Chairman Shelby, Ranking Member Leahy, Chairman Capito, Ranking Member Tester, Chairman Frelinghuysen, Ranking Member Lowey, Chairman Yoder, and Ranking Member Roybal-Allard:
As organizations committed to protecting health care, civil rights, and human rights, including reproductive rights, we call on you to ensure that no funding is expended to support or continue policies and practices that particularly harm immigrant women’s rights and health care in the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) spending bill. We also respectfully request that you advance an agenda for the 116th Congress that aggressively defends the health and rights of immigrant women and families through rigorous oversight of immigration enforcement and detention funds.
Over the past 18 months the Departments of Homeland Security (and Health and Human Services) have used federal funds to…
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