Legal Service Organizations Sue Biden Administration to Demand Transparency in Processing of Unaccompanied Children Under “Remain in Mexico” Policy

October 4, 2021

October 4, 2021 Contact: Tasha Moro, Justice Action Center: 323-450-7269; tasha.moro@justiceactioncenter.org Chiqui Sanchez Kennedy, Galveston-Houston Immigrant Representation Project (GHIRP); 713-588-2260, chiqui@ghirp.org Nicole Sam, YMCA International Services: 713-758-9280; Nicole.Sam@ymcahouston.org Legal Service Organizations Sue Biden Administration to Demand Transparency in Processing of Unaccompanied Children Under “Remain in Mexico” Policy   HOUSTON-The Galveston-Houston Immigrant Representation Project (GHIRP), YMCA…

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29 Organizations Sign on To Amici Brief Illustrating the Particular Cruelty Title 42 Inflicts on Children and Families Seeking Asylum

September 27, 2021

29 Organizations Sign on To Amici Brief Illustrating the Particular Cruelty Title 42 Inflicts on Children and Families Seeking Asylum Brief Responds to Texas Motion to Force Title 42 to Apply to Unaccompanied Children and Families   [Update April 2022: Learn more about this case and other red state challenges to immigrant inclusive policies at…

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New Proposed Regulation Makes Clear: Congress Must Act on Immigration

September 27, 2021

       New Proposed Regulation Makes Clear: Congress Must Act on Immigration September 27, 2021 LOS ANGELES – The Department of Homeland Security today issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) over proposed changes to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA). The program, which has allowed over 825,000 people to apply for…

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Groups Demand Information on Secretive Title 42 Practices

September 16, 2021

Groups Demand Information on Secretive Title 42 Practices Expulsion Policy Carve Outs Leave Advocates in the Dark About Implementation   February 16, 2021 CONTACT: Alex Mensing, Innovation Law Lab, alexm@innovationlawlab.org, (619) 432-6378 Tasha Moro, Justice Action Center, tasha.moro@justiceactioncenter.org, (323) 450-7269 PORTLAND, OREGON — Haitian Bridge Alliance and the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO)…

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Justice Action Center Condemns Biden Administration’s Plans to Revive “Remain in Mexico”

September 16, 2021

    Justice Action Center Condemns Biden Administration’s Plans to Revive “Remain in Mexico”   Calls for Swift Issuing of New Memo Ending MPP   September 16, 2021 LOS ANGELES-Justice Action Center (JAC) expresses deep disappointment in the Biden administration’s announcement that it is taking steps to revive “Remain in Mexico,” a Trump-era policy also…

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Court Orders Government To Issue 9,095 Reserved 2020 Diversity Visas

August 25, 2021

Wednesday, August 18, 2021   American Immigration Lawyers Association: George Tzamaras, gtzamaras@aila.org Justice Action Center: Adela de la Torre, adela.delatorre@justiceactioncenter.org  Innovation Law Lab: Alex Mensing, alexm@innovationlawlab.org     WASHINGTON D.C. — On Tuesday evening, August 17, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ordered the Biden Administration to issue 9,095 diversity visas from…

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Justice Action Center: Supreme Court Ruling Puts Asylum Seekers At Risk

August 25, 2021

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 24, 2021 LOS ANGELES -The Supreme Court today failed to block a lower court order mandating that the government begin efforts to revive the Trump-created “Remain in Mexico” (MPP) policy. Last Friday, the Biden administration made its first such emergency request of the Court. Below is a statement from Karen…

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Justice Action Center: Biden Must Commit to Protecting Afghans Seeking Refuge, U.S. Citizens, and Lawful Permanent Residents

August 24, 2021

  August 24, 2021   LOS ANGELES -Advocates in Afghanistan and the United States, along with journalists and leaked memos from government officials, have painted a grim picture of evacuation efforts for those seeking refuge and for those already admitted to the United States. The need for the Biden administration to redouble efforts to ensure…

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JUSTICE ACTION CENTER: BIDEN’S REFUGEE CAP BACKTRACK IS UNCONSCIONABLE

April 16, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  April 16, 2021  CONTACT: Adela de la Torre; adela.delatore@justiceactioncenter.org     JUSTICE ACTION CENTER: BIDEN’S REFUGEE CAP BACKTRACK IS UNCONSCIONABLE    LOS ANGELES – President Biden broke his promise to increase the number of refugees allowed into the United States today, opting instead to adopt refugee admittance levels at the historic lows set…

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Civil Rights Coalition Celebrates End of Harmful Visa Ban

April 1, 2021

Thursday, April 1, 2021   American Immigration Lawyers Association: Belle Woods, bwoods@aila.org Justice Action Center: Christine Chen, christine@christinechen.com Innovation Law Lab: Alex Mensing, alexm@innovationlawlab.org     WASHINGTON D.C. — Last night at midnight, former President Trump’s ban on nonimmigrant visas expired. Last month, President Biden revoked the proclamation that barred the ban on immigrant visas.…

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