The Campaign for Youth Justice submitted a written statement to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration on its hearing titled, "TVPRA and Exploited Loopholes Affecting Unaccompanied Alien Children." In the statement, CFYJ urged committee members to reject any proposals that do not take a comprehensive approach to preventing gang violence and to reject attempts at falsely criminalizing youth fleeing violence and hoping for a safer and brighter future in the United States.
Sign-On Letter Regarding HR 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018: The Campaign for Youth Justice joined other youth advocacy groups in urging the House to vote no on the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (HR 2), which will harm the millions of children who rely on federal nutrition programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for access to consistent healthy food.
Sign-On Letter Opposing HR 4909, the STOP School Violence Act of 2018: The Campaign for Youth Justice joined over 50 organizations to call on Congress to oppose H.R. 4909, the STOP School Violence Act of 2018, unless concerns about the lack of due process protections in the legislation and the potential for disparate impact on marginalized students are addressed.
Sign-on letter to Members of Congress urging opposition to HR 3697: This sign-on letter, signed by 350 immigrant, civil rights, human rights, faith-based, and anti-poverty organizations, urges members of Congress to vote no on H.R. 3697, Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act. H.R. 3697 creates a new sweeping definition of the term “criminal gang” and could target those who never committed or support a single criminal act for deportation.
The Campaign for Youth Justice joined more than 500 national, state, and local organizations to request that Congress ensure that the DREAM Act protects DREAMers with expunged convictions and to request that the DREAM Act adopt more progressive criteria for applicants with misdemeanors.