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May 24 2019

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Congresswoman Katie Hill, “Your Opinions Matter…”

Congresswoman Katie Hill, D-Agua Dulce, takes a picture with the Human Rights Watch Stundt Task Force at Golden Valley High School Friday afternoon. Cory Rubin/The Signal

May 24, 2019: STF leaders from Academy of the Canyons, Canyon HS and Golden Valley HS met with Congresswoman Katie Hill to discuss human rights in the U.S. immigration system.

STFers shared a comprehensive overview of the work they did this spring to educate their peers on America’s immigration history and about current issues at the U.S. southern border. Students presented Congresswoman Hill with more than 400 signatures on letters requesting she support new legislation aimed at protecting the human rights of detained persons at our borders. When asked to take immediate action by co-sponsoring the Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act of 2019 (H.R. 2415), Congresswoman Hill agreed!

She also commended the leaders for being vocal about human rights on their campuses and declared it is fantastic that they are learning how to advocate for themselves and others. “Your opinions matter…”

Read media coverage of the meeting:

STF leaders discuss border issues with Congresswoman Hill. Photo by Jade Aubuchon/KHTS News

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