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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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Children of Permanent Residents and U.S. Citizens Exempt from New Immigration Ban

June 24, 2020

Children of Permanent Residents and U.S. Citizens Exempt from New Immigration Ban Civil Rights Coalition Won Reprieve for Age-Out Children Through Recent Lawsuit

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Civil Rights Coalition Files Lawsuit to Protect Families from Decades of Separation

May 28, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 5/28/2020   Civil Rights Coalition Files Lawsuit to Protect Families from Decades of Separation Families Will Be Unable To Reunite Within Their Lifetimes Due To President Trump’s Proclamation May 28, 2020 – Today, litigators from the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Justice Action Center (JAC), and Innovation Law Lab, with pro bono…

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Ninth Circuit Panel Prevents Trump Administration From Implementing Health Care Ban

May 4, 2020

Ninth Circuit Panel Prevents Trump Administration From Implementing Health Care Ban   May 4, 2020 – Good news today from the Ninth Circuit as litigators from the Justice Action Center (JAC), the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and Innovation Law Lab, with pro bono counsel Sidley Austin LLP, and Latino Network as the organizational plaintiff,…

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Civil Rights Coalition Files Emergency Motion to Halt Implementation of President Trump’s Immigration Ban

April 25, 2020

            Civil Rights Coalition Files Emergency Motion to Halt Implementation of President Trump’s Immigration Ban   Legal Experts Say This Ban Will Keep Families Apart and Hurt the U.S. Economy   April 25, 2020  – Today, litigators from the Justice Action Center (JAC), the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and Innovation Law Lab are filing…

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Judge Orders ICE to Release Medically Vulnerable Teenage Asylum Seeker After Nearly 1000 days of Unlawful Detention

April 3, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 4/3/2020   Judge Orders ICE to Release Medically Vulnerable Teenage Asylum Seeker After Nearly 1000 days of Unlawful Detention After an excruciating 888 days in an ICE prison, Immigrant Defenders Law Center and Justice Action Center successfully obtained the release of Jose Hernandez Velasquez, a medically vulnerable 19-year-old who fled Guatemala when…

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