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U.S. Citizens and Leading Immigrant Rights Groups File Intervention in Texas v. DHS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE VICTORIA, TEXAS –– A schoolteacher, a retiree, a doctor, and four other U.S. citizens asked a federal district court to allow them to become parties to Texas v. DHS to defend their ability to sponsor loved ones and others from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela through a recently announced “CHNV” humanitarian parole program. If the motion to intervene is […]

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JAC: Babies, Kids, and Families Do Not Belong Behind Barbed Wire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LOS ANGELES – The New York Times revealed that the Biden administration is considering expanding the use of family detention centers, a practice that Biden had essentially stopped. Below is a statement from Adela de la Torre, Deputy Director at Justice Action Center: “Anyone who has visited these family detention centers knows that they

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JAC: Biden’s Asylum Ban Revives the Worst of Anti-Immigrant Policies; Should Not Be Implemented

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Biden Administration announced it would formally publish its proposed rule for comment on February 23 to restrict access to the U.S. asylum system. Below is a statement from Jane Bentrott, Counsel at Justice Action Center: “The Biden Administration’s proposed rule would send asylum seekers back to danger, separate families, and cost lives,

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62 Organizations File Amicus Brief in the Supreme Court on Title 42’s Deadly Impact

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, 62 organizations urged the Supreme Court to deny a belated attempt by several states to intervene in a case challenging the use of the Title 42 public health authority to expel asylum seekers and other migrants. The pandemic-era expulsion order was first implemented by former President Trump in March 2020.

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JAC Condemns Biden’s Plans to Revive Trump Era Asylum Ban

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C.—Hours before President Biden delivered his second State of the Union, his administration filed a brief in Arizona v. Mayorkas before the Supreme Court reiterating its intentions of implementing an asylum ban. Below is a statement by Lauren Wilfong, Justice Catalyst Fellow at Justice Action Center (JAC): “Once again, we remind President Biden that seeking asylum

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Stephen Miller Strikes Again, Targeting Immigration Parole Program to Further White Nationalism Through the Courts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Today, 20 red states and Stephen Miller’s America First Legal filed a lawsuit challenging the parole program President Biden announced earlier this month that gives Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Venezuelans a shot at safety in the U.S. The following is a statement by Karen Tumlin, Founder and Director of Justice Action Center: “Yet again, Stephen Miller

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JAC: Biden Border Plan Lacks Real Solutions, Harms Asylum Seekers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LOS ANGELES – The Biden administration today announced a series of measures that would, if implemented, dramatically reshape the asylum system in the United States and make it harder for those fleeing persecution to have safety. Effective immediately, the administration will expand use of the deadly and widely discredited Title 42 program and curtail asylum for

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JAC Condemns Halt in Biden Attempt to End Remain in Mexico

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Yesterday, a Texas district judge blocked the Biden administration’s continued attempt to terminate the deadly Remain in Mexico program. The following is a statement by Karen Tumlin, Founder and Director of Justice Action Center: “Once again, a single district court in Texas has wrongfully stepped in trying to dictate asylum and foreign relations for

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Immigrant Rights Organizations File FOIA Lawsuit Seeking Information on “Batavia” NY Detention Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW YORK—Today, on behalf of plaintiffs Justice for Migrant Families Western New York, Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York (PLS), and Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights (RFKHR); co-counsel Justice Action Center, PLS, RFKHR, and pro bono counsel Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit to obtain records from

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Midterm Elections Show Communities Want Safe and Humane Immigrant Solutions

Voters in the 2022 midterm elections have prioritized the need for true solutions to issues challenging the country that prioritize freedom, democracy, and safety. The following is a statement by Laura Flores, Skadden Fellow at Justice Action Center: “Voters have made clear the urgency for better living conditions and protections, including within our immigration and asylum

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