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Biden to Announce a Promising Shift in Immigration Policy That Would Benefit Many Mixed Status Families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Biden Administration will announce a set of immigration policies that include offering certain longtime undocumented spouses of US citizens temporary protection from deportation and work authorization. Below is a statement from Karen Tumlin, founder and director of Justice Action Center, who will be attending President Biden’s announcement at the […]

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Biden Kowtows to Extremists with Deadly Executive Order Further Decimating Asylum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, President Biden issued an executive order that would allow him to summarily deport people seeking safety.  Below is a statement from Karen Tumlin, founder and director at Justice Action Center: “Today’s announcement from the Biden Administration is a devastating move that would accomplish nothing except to further endanger the lives

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JAC: Biden Administration Should Extend Humanitarian Support to Haitian Community, Rather Than Deterrence and Punishment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LOS ANGELES—As the humanitarian emergency in Haiti becomes increasingly dire, President Biden must use all available tools to support asylum seekers. Below is a statement by Vanessa Rivas-Bernardy, Counsel at Justice Action Center: “The United States’ long and shameful history of demonizing and discriminating against Haitian asylum seekers has contributed to the

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JAC: With Decision on Texas Law, Supreme Court Opens the Door to Racial Discrimination

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HOUSTON – In a reversal of a lower court decision, the Supreme Court allowed SB 4, Texas’s discriminatory “show me your papers” law, to take effect. The law, which is the latest ploy in Texas’s anti-immigrant agenda, was modeled after Arizona’s notorious SB 1070. Below is a statement from Justice Action Center

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Attorneys and Defendants Celebrate Federal Court Decision to Uphold Biden Immigration Parole Policy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 11, 2024  VICTORIA, TX – On Monday, March 11, 2024, attorneys from Justice Action Center, RAICES, and the Center for Immigration Law and Policy (CILP) at the UCLA School Law, hosted a press conference following a federal court decision Friday in Texas v. DHS to uphold the Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, Venezuela

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Fallo judicial en caso Texas v. DHS constituye una victoria para inmigrantes y patrocinadores

Para difusión inmediata 8 de marzo de 2024 Victoria, Texas—La Corte de los Estados Unidos por el Distrito Sur de Texas emitió hoy una decisión en el caso Texas v. DHS, una demanda a través de la cual varios estados buscaban deshacer el programa de parole para personas de Cuba, Haití, Nicaragua y Venezuela. La

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Federal Court Upholds Biden Immigration Parole Policy, Allows Thousands of Americans to Welcome Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Venezuelans to the U.S. 

Version en español aquí FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 8, 2024 VICTORIA, TX — The federal district court for the Southern District of Texas ruled against states today in Texas v. DHS, a lawsuit that attempted to curtail the Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, Venezuela Humanitarian Parole program. The court found that states lacked standing to sue. Below

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JAC: Newly Unveiled Senate Bill Would Radically Reshape Immigration Processes for Countless People

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Today, the Senate revealed legislative text of a bill that, if signed into law, would make several permanent changes to our immigration system. Below is a statement from Karen Tumlin, Founder and Director of Justice Action Center (JAC): “Immigration is not just an issue or campaign tactic—it’s fundamentally about people and what

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