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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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Biden Revokes 10014

February 25, 2021

Wednesday, February 24, 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. — Today on Wednesday, February 24, President Biden revoked former President Trump’s immigrant visa ban. The Biden administration flatly rejected the previous administration’s proclamation that the entry…

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Court Preserves Validity of 2020 Diversity Visas

February 22, 2021

Monday, February 22, 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. — On Friday night, February 19, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued an emergency injunction preserving and extending the validity of most diversity…

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Justice Action Center on U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021: No Time to Waste on Immigration Reform

February 18, 2021

  February 18, 2021   LOS ANGELES – Senator Menendez (D-NJ) and Representative Sanchez (D-CA) introduced the U.S. Citizenship Act, a legislative proposal that would reform our nation’s immigration system and provide a real route to lawful status and citizenship for millions of immigrants and aspiring immigrants. Below is a reaction from Karen Tumlin, founder…

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President-Elect Biden’s Immigration Efforts a Bold Step in the Right Direction

January 20, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 20, 2021 CONTACT Adela de la Torre, adela.delatorre@justiceactioncenter.org 

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Immigrants’ Rights Groups Sue Trump Administration for Violating Rights of Unaccompanied Minors

January 15, 2021

January 15, 2021   LOS ANGELES  –  Late yesterday, immigrants’ rights groups representing unaccompanied migrant children sued the Trump administration for violating the fundamental statutory and constitutional rights of their child clients. The organizational plaintiffs are the Immigrant Defenders Law Center (ImmDef, based in California) and RAICES (based in Texas). Represented by litigators from ImmDef…

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Court Orders Trump Administration to Allow Diversity Visa Lottery Winners In

September 5, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, September 4, 2020   Media Contacts: American Immigration Lawyers Association: Belle Woods, bwoods@aila.org Justice Action Center: Christine Chen, christine@christinechen.com Innovation Law Lab: Ramon Valdez, ramon@innovationlawlab.org    Court Orders Trump Administration to Allow Diversity Visa Lottery Winners In   WASHINGTON D.C. –– Today, the U.S. District Court for the District Columbia issued…

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Civil Rights Coalition Files Motion For Preliminary Injunction to Halt Immigration Ban Release

August 3, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Monday, August 3, 2020  Civil Rights Coalition Files Motion for Preliminary Injunction to Halt Immigration Ban Motion includes 27 declarations from individual and organizational  plaintiffs, economics and public health experts, and an organization representing hundreds of major employers Media Contacts: American Immigration Lawyers Association: Belle Woods, bwoods@aila.org Justice Action Center: Christine Chen,…

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Individuals, Employers and Organizations Join to File First Lawsuit Challenging Entirety Of Trump’s Immigration Ban

July 17, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 17, 2020   Individuals, Employers and Organizations Join to File First Lawsuit Challenging Entirety of Trump’s Immigration Ban   WASHINGTON D.C. –– Today, 23 individual and organizational plaintiffs, including family-based immigrant visa petitioners, diversity visa lottery winners, and nonimmigrant visa sponsors, including those who want to bring in healthcare professionals from…

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