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SEATTLE, WA – Today Representative Adam Smith (D-Wash.) introduced the Community and Technical College Investment Act, which would create tuition-free community and technical colleges in Washington’s Ninth District and across the country. The legislation would provide grant funding for states to offer tuition-free community and technical colleges and expanded wraparound support services that help ensure students are able to enroll in and complete these programs.
“Community and technical colleges offer a pathway to high-quality, good-paying jobs and we must do more to ensure that these programs are affordable and accessible for people across the country,” said Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash). “The legislation I am introducing today would eliminate the cost of tuition and expand funding for housing, food, transportation, and other services that students need to complete these programs. By reducing these barriers, we can provide more people with education and job training opportunities that will get them into the middle-class and strengthen our workforce. This legislation would go a long way to expand access to economic opportunity for millions across the country.”
Statements of support for the Community and Technical College Investment Act:
“Higher education remains a reliable force for economic growth and security, yet too many students who enroll in college do not graduate within 6 years, with worse outcomes for students of color. These trends are increasingly troubling considering recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) which predicts that jobs requiring more education will grow faster than average. Congressman Smith’s proposals recognizes the need by ensuring institutions and students have the required resources to access and complete a postsecondary credential.” – Carrie Welton, Senior Director of Policy & Advocacy: Anti-Poverty & Basic Needs, The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS)
“The American middle-class cannot be sustained or grown without an educated workforce, and key to building that workforce is expansion of affordable and accessible postsecondary education. Community and technical colleges are a proven pathway to high-quality employment for millions of students and their families. Such institutions are also critical lifelines for underrepresented students entering higher education, as 51 percent of Hispanic, 42 percent of Asian, and 40 percent of Black undergraduates are enrolled at community colleges. By allowing states to make these institutions tuition-free and increase offerings of wraparound supportive services, the Community and Technical College Investment Act is an important step towards increasing the ability for everyone to pursue and complete educational opportunities and job training programs." – Christian Collins, Policy Analyst, Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)
“Congressman Smith’s proposal to offer tuition-free community college would be a game changer for Washington state. Our 34 community and technical colleges serve people of all ages and backgrounds right in their local communities, providing the education and training that leads to well-paying jobs, career mobility and university study. Whether students are 16 or 60, urban or rural, just out of high school or working adults, our colleges prepare them for the next step up in life. Students can choose from variety of options that fit them best– whether they want an industry certificate, a degree, or training in the skilled trades – and we’ll support them all the way.” – Paul Francis, Executive Director, Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges (SBCTC)
“Community and technical colleges can only be true engines of economic mobility if resources to support access, retention and completion are present for all community members. This legislation will provide those resources as it addresses financial barriers students face in paying tuition, accessing support services and covering the true cost of their education. Prospective students need to know that their pathway to economically mobility and social equity is through their local community and technical college.” – Dr. John R. Mosby, President, Highline College
“The Network for Public Education strongly supports the Community and Technical College Investment Act. Our community and technical colleges provide an important bridge between K-12 academics and the world of work or higher academics. This act will open the gate to that bridge for young people across our nation, allowing those with limited resources to gain the skills they need to begin meaningful and productive careers.” – Carol Burris, Executive Director, The Network for Public Education
“This legislation could make the difference that allows a student at Renton Technical College or another two-year college to finish their programs. Reducing barriers to education, especially for historically marginalized communities-- it changes lives and helps meet workforce and industry needs.” – Yoshiko Harden, President, Renton Technical College
“By providing access to higher education for all individuals, regardless of their financial situation, we are investing in our collective future and giving everyone the opportunity to succeed. Community colleges, like Green River College, are a crucial stepping stone for many students on their path to higher education and a career. Making Green River tuition-free would remove the #1 student identified barrier to access and help ensure that all students have the opportunity to prepare for a successful future.” Dr. Suzanne Johnson, President, Green River College
“The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) believes that postsecondary education is a public good, as it confers benefits to both the individual and society. To thrive locally in our global economy, we would be well served to equip our citizens with the opportunity to acquire new skills and knowledge to adapt to a rapidly changing market. Rep. Smith’s Tuition-Free Community and Technical Schools legislation would deliver that opportunity to all Americans who seek it. NACAC is pleased to provide our support for this bill, as it builds a foundation for education beyond high school as a fundamental public good.” – David Hawkins, Chief Education and Policy Officer, The National Association for College Admission Counseling

The Community and Technical College Investment Act is endorsed by The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), The National Council for Community and Education Partnerships, The National Association for College Admission Counseling, The Network for Public Education, Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Seattle Colleges, Renton Technical College, Highline College, and Green River Community College.

Today, Rep. Smith visited Renton Technical College for a roundtable discussion with students and staff, where he announced the introduction of his bill. From left to right: Rep. Adam Smith (WA-09), Yoshiko Harden, President of Renton Technical College, Abubacar, automotive student, Stephanie Delaney, Vice President of Instruction.
A fact sheet of the Community and Technical College Investment Act can be found here. The bill text can be found here.


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Adam Smith (D-Wash.) introduced the Behavioral Health Crisis Care Centers Act, which would provide grant funding for states, cities and counties, and tribal governments to build and expand crisis stabilization services with housing assistance and other wrap around services. Behavioral health crisis care centers provide critical stabilization services to individuals experiencing a mental or behavioral health crisis.

“We must equip our communities with resources to better respond to the nationwide mental and behavioral health crisis. Behavioral health crisis care centers provide people experiencing a mental or behavioral health crisis with critical stabilization services and short and long-term resources they need to lead a stable life. These facilities can also play a crucial role in improving coordination between community organizations, service providers, and local governments that are working to tackle the different aspects of this challenge. The bill I am introducing today would provide funding to build and expand these one-stop centers in Washington’s Ninth and across the country,” said Rep. Adam Smith. “Increased funding for mental and behavioral health is crucial to creating a more holistic approach to public safety that advances the health and safety of all community members. This legislation will help get us there.” 

Statements of support for the Behavioral Health Crisis Care Centers Act: 

“This is an important bill that will help align and coordinate levels of government to support our community members in need of immediate crisis care. It is no secret that many of our family members, friends and neighbors are experiencing increased behavioral health challenges and this bill will help provide needed resources to local communities and the provider organizations that serve them.” – Evergreen Treatment Services 

“Behavioral health care is an essential part of whole person health, both in moments of crisis and as part of ongoing primary care. Our communities are experiencing unprecedented levels of behavioral health needs. It is imperative that helping people meet these needs be as simple and as effective as possible. The Behavioral Health Crisis Centers Act takes a significant step towards this goal. ‘One-stop’ sites that offer behavioral health crisis care and a range of health care and wraparound services will make a difference in long-term health outcomes. International Community Health Services is grateful to Rep. Smith for leading on this issue.” – Kelli Nomura, Chief Executive Officer, International Community Health Services 

“The King County Housing Authority appreciates Congressman Smith's steadfast commitment to addressing the behavioral health and housing needs of people living in our region. Crisis Care Centers are exactly the type of investment we need to be making to ensure an array of services are available for community members who are struggling with complex behavioral health and substance use disorders. This is a critical component of our region’s efforts to address the homelessness crisis. This legislation would also support proactive outreach to high needs populations and tenants of subsidized housing programs - including those operated by KCHA - for stronger health and housing stability outcomes.” – Robin Walls, Executive Director/CEO, King County Housing Authority 

"In too many communities, people experiencing a mental health crisis are not able to get the help they need. Representative Smith’s Behavioral Health Crisis Care Centers Act will help build out the continuum of mental health crisis response services across the country. This bill will move us closer to the goal of ensuring that every person in crisis receives an effective, humane response and is treated with dignity and respect.” – Hannah Wesolowski, Chief Advocacy Officer, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) 

“We appreciate Representative Smith’s critical leadership in mustering much-needed federal support for local behavioral health crisis care systems, which, ideally, can act as one-stop centers to connect people with the service providers they need. His Behavioral Health Crisis Care Centers Act could help to ensure that people experiencing homelessness are prioritized for housing and the services they need to stay safely and securely housed.” – National Alliance to End Homelessness 

“Rep. Smith’s (D-WA) reintroduction of the Behavioral Health Crisis Care Centers Act represents a huge step towards creating immediate access to care for individuals experiencing the most acute mental health and/or substance use challenges. Much like hospital emergency departments are essential resources for individuals with acute physical health crisis, emergency crisis receiving centers should be a resource for every community. We celebrate the potential within this act and are exceptionally grateful to Representative Smith as well as all others who are moving this important legislation forward.” – RI International 

“Every day, our staff and clients are faced with the realities of an underfunded, over-capacity behavioral health system. The Behavioral Health Crisis Center Act would change this reality by creating therapeutic, compassionate settings where our young people and other community members can receive the holistic services needed to heal. This bill seeks to bridge divides across government systems and community organizations, ensuring that we can meet clients where they are at and help support them into their futures. We are deeply grateful to Congressman Smith for proposing this bill.” – Jessie Friedmann, Director of Public Policy & External Affairs, YouthCare 

“The Seattle Housing Authority applauds Representative Smith for introducing this legislation to address the increasing behavioral health needs that are impacting so many people. We have seen firsthand the impact the pandemic has had on our residents. We make every effort to connect people to help so we can keep them housed safely but the current system is overburdened and does not have the resources to provide response and care for the growing number of people in serious crisis. This legislation would provide a relief valve for those in crisis and that is something that is needed. We are very appreciative of Congressman Smith’s recognition of this deeply concerning situation and his action to expand options for treatment.” – Rod Brandon, Executive Director, Seattle Housing Authority

The Behavioral Health Crisis Care Centers Act is endorsed by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), National Alliance to End Homelessness, RI International, and YouthCare. 

A fact sheet of the Behavioral Health Crisis Care Centers Act can be found here. The bill text can be found here


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Adam Smith (D-Wash.) today released the following statement regarding Republic of Korea (ROK) President Yoon Suk Yeol’s address to a Joint Meeting of Congress. President Yoon Suk Yeol’s trip to Washington, D.C. marks the 70th anniversary of the U.S.-ROK alliance.

“President Yoon Suk Yeol’s historic speech to Congress today demonstrates the immense strength of the relationship between the U.S. and Republic of Korea. The alliance between our two countries is incredibly important to advancing peace, stability, prosperity, and economic and security cooperation. I applaud President Biden and President Yoon for working together to build on the strength of our alliance and to ensure that it remains strong for decades to come. I am proud to represent a vibrant Korean American community in Washington’s Ninth District, and I look forward to continuing to work with the Korean American community to make our region, country, and world a better place to live.” 


Rep. Smith Voices Concerns About Impact of Aviation Noise and Emissions on Environment, Health, and Quality of Life of People in Washington's Ninth

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Adam Smith (D-Wash.) recently shared his priorities for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill with the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. The FAA reauthorization is a crucial opportunity to more effectively address the environmental, health, and quality of life concerns of aviation impacted communities in the Puget Sound region and across the country. 

“As a member of Congress whose district is home to one of the busiest and fastest-growing airport hubs in the country, Sea-Tac International Airport, I know the importance of the aviation system for jobs and the economy. However, I have also seen first-hand the impacts of aviation noise and emissions on the environment, health, and quality of life of these communities,” said Rep. Smith

“As the aviation sector has grown, with more people flying more frequently, significant investments have been put toward airport infrastructure. We need to make similar investments in communities that feel the negative effects of aviation. This means not only investing in new technologies to reduce air travel emissions and expanding other forms of zero-emissions travel, but also directing funding to the communities disproportionately impacted by aviation.” 

“Residents living in aviation-impacted communities cannot wait any longer for relief from the public-health consequences of exposure to high concentrations of pollutants and high levels of aviation noise. Congress and the federal government must establish new programs to better measure the environmental and public-health consequences of exposure to high levels of noise and emissions and invest in resources to reduce those impacts on these communities. Millions of Americans who live near aviation hubs — like my constituents in the 9th District — deserve nothing less,” said Rep. Smith. 

Rep. Smith has worked throughout his career to push the federal government to recognize aircraft noise and emissions as serious environmental and health issues to support communities impacted by aviation. In his testimony, Rep. Smith urged members of the committee to include legislation he has introduced in the FAA reauthorization bill. 

In his testimony, Rep. Smith advocated for policies to:

  • Encourage the FAA to reevaluate its selection of noise measurement methodologies, health impact thresholds, and abatement program effectiveness.
  • Require the FAA to consider the impact on human health and environment when determining airport capacity and approving new flight routes.
  • Ensure the FAA’s approach to community engagement on the issues of environment, health, and quality of life is more robust, inclusive, and responsive to all community members. Rep. Smith has introduced the Aviation Impacted Communities Act to help cities, localities, and neighborhoods to better and more productively engage with the FAA.
  • Ensure greater access to the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP) for noise insulation. Rep. Smith has introduced the Sound Insulation Treatment Repair and Replacement Program Act with Senator Patty Murray to help ensure that residents have access to federal funds for necessary repairs or replacements and homes are properly insulated from the harmful impacts of aviation noise.
  • Enable more extensive research on harmful ultrafine particles (UFPs) to properly regulate this pollution and help ensure that individuals and families living near aviation hubs are protected from the worst health implications of aviation emissions. Rep. Smith has introduced the Protecting Airport Communities from Particle Emissions Act to require the FAA to work with the Environmental Protection Agency to conduct a national study of UFPs.
  • Engage the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Health and Human Service to address the environmental and health challenges of aviation activity.
  • Enable hyperlocal studies of air quality and noise impacts and for mitigation programs in communities. Rep. Smith has introduced the Aviation Noise and Emissions Mitigation Act to help us to better understand the effects of noise and emissions and fund initiatives driven by impacted communities to mitigate the effects of aviation activity.

More information about the Aviation Impacted Communities Act, the Aviation Noise and Emissions Mitigation Act, and the Protecting Airport Communities from Particle Emissions Act can be found here.

More information about the Sound Insulation Treatment Repair and Replacement Program Act can be found here

Read Rep. Smith’s full testimony to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure here.


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Adam Smith (WA-09), U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) today reintroduced the Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act, transformative legislation that ends the inhumane conditions of detention centers and protects the civil and human rights of immigrants.

“We cannot wait any longer to reform our broken immigration system to ensure it is humane and just,” said Congressman Smith. “The Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act would overhaul our immigration detention system by ending mandatory detention, promoting community-based alternatives, and ending the use of private, for-profit detention centers that have a shameful history of prioritizing their own profits over the civil and human rights of children and families. This bill is a crucial step forward to bringing due process back to our immigration system and centering the humanity and dignity of people who come to our country to build a better life. I thank my colleagues Congresswoman Jayapal and Senator Booker for their leadership on this issue.” 

"Our immigration system has allowed for the unjust treatment of immigrants and stripped them of their humanity and due process. We must respect and protect the basic rights of immigrants detained in the United States. I am proud to reintroduce this bill that would ensure our immigration system aligns with our country’s core values,” said Senator Booker. 

“There’s no question that our immigration system is broken,” said Congresswoman Jayapal. “The Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act urgently reforms the alarming injustices of a broken, for-profit immigration detention system by ending the use of private detention facilities altogether, repealing mandatory detention, and prohibiting family detention while also restoring due process and increasing oversight, accountability, and transparency measures. This is a measure that will go a long way to restore humanity and dignity to the immigration system.” 


The legislation would inject much-needed justice and oversight in the American immigration system by taking steps to:

  • Repeal mandatory detention;
  • Prohibit the detention of families and children in family detention;
  • Phase-out the use of private detention facilities and jails over a three-year period
  • Create a presumption of release and impose a higher burden of proof to detain primary caregivers and vulnerable populations, including asylum seekers, pregnant women, LGBTQ individuals, survivors of torture or gender-based violence, and people under age 21;
  • Prohibit the detention of anyone under age 18 in a facility operated or contracted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE);
  • Require DHS to establish civil detention standards that provide, at minimum, the level of protection in the American Bar Association’s Civil Immigration Detention Standards;
  • Mandate the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to conduct unannounced inspections with meaningful penalties for failure to comply with standards. 

Rep. Smith recently sent a letter, led by Rep. Jayapal, with more than 100 members of the Democratic Caucus to President Biden calling on the Administration to not restart the family detention program. 

Statements of Support for the Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act: 

“Women’s Refugee Commission is grateful to Representatives Jayapal and Smith and Senator Booker for their leadership in introducing the Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act,” said Katharina Obser, director of the Migrant Rights and Justice program at Women’s Refugee Commission. “For too long, Women’s Refugee Commission has documented how current detention practices harm women and others seeking protection and separate them from their families and communities. This important legislation instead prioritizes community-based alternatives for those who need support in successfully navigating their immigration case. The Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act lays the foundation for a fundamentally different approach to how we treat immigrants and is critical to an immigration system that centers justice and dignity.” 

"For years, people in detention, their loved ones, and communities have exposed system-wide abuse and negligence in immigration detention, demanding to free people and shut ICE facilities down for good,” said Hillary Li, Policy Counsel at Detention Watch Network. “The Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act responds to these community calls to address this inhumane, discriminatory, and unnecessary system. Positive changes made by the bill, like ending mandatory detention and eliminating the profit motive that has grown the role of the private prison companies, will significantly reduce the scale of - and our reliance on - ICE detention. We are grateful for the Representatives and Senators leading and supporting this effort." 

“AILA welcomes the leadership of Representatives Jayapal (D-WA), Smith (D-WA), and Senator Booker (D-NJ) who have introduced the ‘Dignity for Detained Immigrants’ legislation in the House and Senate,” said Jeremy McKinney, President, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). “This crucial measure would shift the government’s focus away from detention and towards humane and effective alternatives, such as case management programs that rely on community-based organizations to provide immigrants resources they need to better prepare for their immigration cases. There is a better way, and this legislation helps to get us there.” 

“The abuse, medical neglect, and human rights violations endemic to the ICE detention system have been fueled by our nation’s reliance on private prison companies, driven by greed and profit, and by laws that mandate detention,” said Maribel Hernández Rivera, Deputy National Political Director at the American Civil Liberties Union. “The ACLU is grateful to the lawmakers leading on this bill for fighting for an approach to immigration that replaces greed, cruelty, and impunity with dignity, humanity, and fairness.” 

“Amnesty International USA thanks Representatives Jayapal and Smith and Senator Booker for their continued leadership to address the human rights crisis in the U.S. immigration detention system,” said Amy Fischer, Director of Refugee and Migrant Rights, Amnesty International USA. “The Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act is a critical bill to address the deadly and abusive immigration detention system by imbedding due process into detention decisions to significantly reduce the number of people subject to detention, establishing critical oversight to address the long history of cruel conditions in detention, and investing in community based alternatives to detention for those that need it. Congress must act to restore human rights to our broken immigration system, and the Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act is a significant start.” 

“The U.S. immigration detention system is the largest in the world, depriving tens of thousands of immigrants of their freedom and rights on any given day,” said Andrea Carcamo, Policy Director, Freedom for Immigrants. “Black immigrants and immigrants of color are disproportionately harmed by this intrinsically abusive detention system, and the Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act would be a crucial first step in addressing this national shame. Critically, this legislation would end unjust policies that further the abuse and exploitation of those in ICE custody, including solitary confinement, no-bond detention, and the use of for-profit detention centers. This Act will bring us one step closer to realizing an immigration system rooted in racial equity, dignity, and fairness for all people."

The Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act is co-sponsored by Representatives Jake Auchincloss (MA-04), Becca Balint (VT-AL), Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44), Donald S. Beyer Jr. (VA-08), Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01), Jamaal Bowman (NY-16), Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02), Shontel M. Brown (OH-11), Julia Brownley (CA-26), Cori Bush (MO-01), Tony Cárdenas (CA-29), André Carson (IN-07), Troy A. Carter (LA-02), Greg Casar (TX-35), Sean Casten (IL-06), Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (FL-20), Judy Chu (CA-28), David N. Cicilline (RI-01), Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09), Emanuel Cleaver, II (MO-05), Steve Cohen (TN-09), Gerald E. Connolly (VA-11), Jasmine Crockett (TX-30), Jason Crow (CO-06), Danny K. Davis (IL-07), Madeleine Dean (PA-04), Mark DeSaulnier (CA-10), Debbie Dingell (MI-06), Lloyd Doggett (TX-37), Veronica Escobar (TX-16), Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), Dwight Evans (PA-03), Valerie Foushee (NC-04), Lois Frankel (FL-22), Ruben Gallego (AZ-03), John Garamendi (CA-08), Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Robert Garcia (CA-42), Sylvia Garcia (TX-29), Jimmy Gomez (CA-34), Al Green (TX-09), Jim Himes (CT-04), Jared Huffman (CA-02), Glenn Ivey (MD-04), Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), Sara Jacobs (CA-51), Henry C. "Hank" Johnson, Jr. (GA-04), Sydney Kamlager-Dove (CA-37), Robin L. Kelly (IL-02), Ro Khanna (CA-17), Derek Kilmer (WA-06), Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08), Rick Larsen (WA-02), Barbara Lee (CA-12), Summer Lee (PA-12), Teresa Leger Fernandez (NM-03), Mike Levin (CA-49), Ted W. Lieu (CA-36), Zoe Lofgren (CA-18), Doris Matsui (CA-07), Betty McCollum (MN-04), Morgan McGarvey (KY-03), James P. McGovern (MA-02), Gregory W. Meeks (NY-05), Grace Meng (NY-06), Gwen Moore (WI-04), Jerrold Nadler (NY-12), Grace F. Napolitano (CA-31), Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14), Ilhan Omar (MN-05), Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), Jimmy Panetta (CA-19), Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), Chellie Pingree (ME-01), Mark Pocan (WI-02), Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Mike Quigley (IL-05), Delia Ramirez (IL-03), Andrea Salinas (OR-06), John Sarbanes (MD-03), Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), Terri A. Sewell (AL-07), Brad Sherman (CA-32), Darren Soto (FL-09), Melanie Stansbury (NM-01), Eric Swalwell (CA-14), Mark Takano (CA-39), Shri Thanedar (MI-13), Bennie G. Thompson (MS-02), Dina Titus (NV-01), Rashida Tlaib (MI-12), Jill Tokuda (HI-02), David Trone (MD-06), Marc Veasey (TX-33), Nydia M. Velázquez (NY-07), Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12), Nikema Williams (GA-05), and Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24). 

The Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act is endorsed by African Communities Together; African Human Rights Coalition; American Civil Liberties Union; American Humanist Association; American Immigration Lawyers Association; Americans for Immigrant Justice ; Amnesty International USA; Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC; ASISTA Immigration Assistance; Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP) ; Bend the Arc: Jewish Action; Cameroon Advocacy Network; CASA; Center for Constitutional Rights; Center for Gender & Refugee Studies; Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP); Center for Victims of Torture; Church World Service; Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center; Coloradans for Immigrant Rights; Communities United for Status & Protection (CUSP); Community Change Action; Detention Watch Network; #DetentionKills Transparency Initiative; First Focus Campaign for Children; Freedom for Immigrants; Friends Committee on National Legislation ; Government Accountability Project; Grassroots Leadership; Haitian Bridge Alliance; Human Rights First; Human Rights Watch; Immigrant Justice Network ; Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC); Immigration Equality Action Fund; Immigration Hub; Immigration Law & Justice Network; Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH); International Refugee Assistance Project; Justice Action Center; Justice in Motion; Justicia Digna; Latin America Working Group; Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service; Muslim Advocates; National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR); National Domestic Workers Alliance; National Immigrant Justice Center; National Immigration Law Center; National Immigration Project (NIPNLG); National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice ; National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights; National Partnership for New Americans; Oasis Legal Services; Oxfam America; Quixote Center; Refugees International; Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights; Showing Up for Racial Justice; Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC); Tahirih Justice Center; Tsuru for Solidarity; UndocuBlack Network; Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice ; Vera Institute of Justice; Voice for Refuge Action Fund; Washington Office on Latin America; Women's Refugee Commission; Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights; The Advocates for Human Rights; Alianza Sacramento; American Friends Service Committee, Colorado; Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus; Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta; Black and Brown United in Action ; The Bronx Defenders; Carolina Migrant Network; Central American Resource Center of Northern CA - CARECEN SF; Central Vermont Refugee Action Network; Cleveland Jobs with Justice; CLUE VC; Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA); Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC); Community Asylum Seekers Project; Connecticut Shoreline Indivisible; Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services Inc; Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, Washington DC; El Refugio; Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project; Families for Freedom; Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project; Georgia Immigration Collaborative; Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights; Illinois Community for Displaced Immigrants; Immigrant Defenders Law Center; Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity; Interfaith Welcome Coalition - San Antonio; ISLA: Immigration Services and Legal Advocacy; Jewish Activists for Immigration Justice of Western MA; Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center; Legal Aid Justice Center; Long Beach Immigrant Rights Coalition; Louisiana Organization for Refugees and Immigrants; Make the Road New York; The Mami Chelo Foundation; Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition; Michigan Immigrant Rights Center; Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project; New York Immigration Coalition; NorCal Resist; Northwest Immigrant Rights Project; Orange County Rapid Response Network; Pangea Legal Services; People's Budget OC; Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network; Transforming Justice Orange County; Wind of the Spirit Immigrant Resource Center.