Midterm Elections Show Communities Want Safe and Humane Immigration Solutions

November 18, 2022

Midterm Elections Show Communities Want Safe and Humane Immigrant Solutions FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 17, 2022 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…

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Detaining Haitian Asylum Seekers at Guantánamo Should Be Unrepeatable History

November 3, 2022

Detaining Haitian Asylum Seekers at Guantánamo Should Be Unrepeatable History FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 3, 2022 “It is unconscionable that the Biden Administration would even consider reusing Guantánamo Bay to detain Haitian asylum seekers for several reasons, all of which reflect the United States’ deeply rooted anti-Black, and specifically anti-Haitian, racism. “We have already seen…

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JAC Welcomes TPS Designation for Ethiopia

October 21, 2022

JAC Welcomes TPS Designation for Ethiopia FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 21, 2022 Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Ethiopia. Below is a statement from Laura Flores, Skadden Fellow at Justice Action Center: “Today’s DHS designation of TPS for Ethiopia is welcome news for the 30,000 Ethiopians currently in…

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Fifth Circuit Sides with Texas in Challenge of DACA, Finds the Program Unlawful

October 6, 2022

Fifth Circuit Sides with Texas in Challenge of DACA, Finds the Program Unlawful FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW ORLEANS-Today, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the State of Texas in Texas v. USA, the federal case challenging the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Below is a statement from Karen Tumlin, founder and…

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Black Immigrant Organizations File FOIA Lawsuit Demanding Transparency on the Abuse of Haitians in Del Rio Last Year

September 30, 2022

Black Immigrant Organizations File FOIA Lawsuit Demanding Transparency on the Abuse of Haitians in Del Rio Last Year FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 30, 2022 NEW YORK-Today, Black-led immigrant justice organizations Haitian Bridge Alliance, UndocuBlack Network, and African Communities Together filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) complaint in the Southern District of New York seeking…

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Haitians Abused in Del Rio Speak Out, Demand Accountability One Year Later 

September 19, 2022

Haitians Abused in Del Rio Speak Out, Demand Accountability One Year Later FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 19, 2022 WASHINGTON, D.C.- On the first anniversary of their attempt to seek safety in Del Rio, Texas, Haitian asylum seekers who endured abuse and inhumane conditions at the hands of the federal government are speaking out and demanding…

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New DACA Regulation Underscores Need for Permanent Solution

August 24, 2022

New DACA Regulation Underscores Need for Permanent Solution FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 24, 2022 LOS ANGELES – The Biden administration published a new regulation to better define Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, but doesn’t make any substantial changes to modernize the program. The program, which has been in place since August 2012, has…

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JAC Responds to Official Termination of Remain in Mexico, Attempts by Texas to Delay Wind-Down

August 9, 2022

JAC Responds to Official Termination of Remain in Mexico, Attempts by Texas to Delay Wind-Down FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 9, 2022 WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a victory for immigrants’ rights movement, the Remain in Mexico program has been officially terminated after court proceedings following the Supreme Court’s ruling in Biden v. Texas on June 30.…

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JAC Responds to Supreme Court’s Certification of Decision on Remain in Mexico; Encourages Swift and Humane Wind-Down of Deadly Program

August 1, 2022

JAC Responds to Supreme Court’s Certification of Decision on Remain in Mexico; Encourages Swift and Humane Wind-Down of Deadly Program FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 1, 2022 The Supreme Court has just certified its decision in the Remain in Mexico case, Biden v. Texas.  Here is a statement from Karen Tumlin, founder and director at Justice…

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14 States and District of Columbia File Amicus Brief Supporting Haitian Plaintiffs in HBA v. Biden

July 26, 2022

14 States and District of Columbia File Amicus Brief Supporting Haitian Plaintiffs in HBA v. Biden FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 26, 2022 Contacts: Taisha Santil, Haitian Bridge Alliance: tsaintil@haitianbridge.org Tasha Moro, Justice Action Center: tasha.moro@justiceactioncenter.org Alex Mensing, Innovation Law Lab: alexm@innovationlawlab.org WASHINGTON, D.C.-Fourteen states and the District of Columbia have filed an amicus brief in…

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