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JAC: Biden Administration Should Extend Humanitarian Support to Haitian Community, Rather Than Deterrence and Punishment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LOS ANGELES—As the humanitarian emergency in Haiti becomes increasingly dire, President Biden must use all available tools to support asylum seekers. Below is a statement by Vanessa Rivas-Bernardy, Counsel at Justice Action Center: “The United States’ long and shameful history of demonizing and discriminating against Haitian asylum seekers has contributed to the […]

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Attorneys and Defendants Celebrate Federal Court Decision to Uphold Biden Immigration Parole Policy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 11, 2024  VICTORIA, TX – On Monday, March 11, 2024, attorneys from Justice Action Center, RAICES, and the Center for Immigration Law and Policy (CILP) at the UCLA School Law, hosted a press conference following a federal court decision Friday in Texas v. DHS to uphold the Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, Venezuela

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Fallo judicial en caso Texas v. DHS constituye una victoria para inmigrantes y patrocinadores

Para difusión inmediata 8 de marzo de 2024 Victoria, Texas—La Corte de los Estados Unidos por el Distrito Sur de Texas emitió hoy una decisión en el caso Texas v. DHS, una demanda a través de la cual varios estados buscaban deshacer el programa de parole para personas de Cuba, Haití, Nicaragua y Venezuela. La

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Federal Court Upholds Biden Immigration Parole Policy, Allows Thousands of Americans to Welcome Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Venezuelans to the U.S. 

Version en español aquí FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 8, 2024 VICTORIA, TX — The federal district court for the Southern District of Texas ruled against states today in Texas v. DHS, a lawsuit that attempted to curtail the Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, Venezuela Humanitarian Parole program. The court found that states lacked standing to sue. Below

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JAC: Newly Unveiled Senate Bill Would Radically Reshape Immigration Processes for Countless People

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Today, the Senate revealed legislative text of a bill that, if signed into law, would make several permanent changes to our immigration system. Below is a statement from Karen Tumlin, Founder and Director of Justice Action Center (JAC): “Immigration is not just an issue or campaign tactic—it’s fundamentally about people and what

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JAC: Immigrant Rights Are Non-Negotiable

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C.—As a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators continue negotiations on President Biden’s supplemental funding request this week, immigration groups are urging lawmakers to safeguard the few remaining asylum protections and other key tenets of our immigration system. Reports reflect that certain extremist senators are attempting to hold foreign aid hostage in

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JAC: Biden Administration Immigration Changes Inject Humanity into Dysfunctional System

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C. – Venezuelans who arrived in the United States before July 31, 2023, seeking protection will soon be able to get it, according to the Biden administration, which announced the extension and redesignation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Venezuela. The move comes amidst a flurry of announcements aimed to improve

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Attorneys Discuss Federal Lawsuit Against Biden Immigration Parole Policy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE VICTORIA, TX – On Monday, August 28, attorneys from Justice Action Center, RAICES, and the Center for Immigration Law and Policy (CILP) at the UCLA School Law hosted a press call to debrief the bench trial in Texas v. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). They represent seven U.S. citizens who joined the

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Texas v. DHS (CHNV Parole)

Texas and 20 states filed Texas v. DHS to challenge a process the Biden Administration established to permit nationals of specific countries to apply for and receive a two-year period of “parole”—a statutorily authorized form of temporary permission for a non-citizen to live in the United States. The Biden Administration created the first such process

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