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Lawsuit Filed Challenging the Trump Administration’s Asylum Ban

San Francisco, CA July 17, 2019 - Innovation Law Lab, East Bay Sanctuary Covenant, Al Otro Lado, and Central American Resource Center in Los...

Full ‘Squad’ Press Conference In Response To President Donald Trump’s Attacks

July 15, 2019 - Representatives Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) respond to President Trump saying they...

Prosecution of Sex Trafficking of Children is Down Nationwide

July 16, 2019 - Prosecutions for sex trafficking of children under a law used against financier Jeffrey Epstein last week are down 26.7 percent...

AILA: Administration’s New Rule Is the Latest Attempt to End Asylum

WASHINGTON, DC, June 15, 2019 - Today, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice announced new regulations, effective July 16, 2019,...

New Rule Flouts Asylum Rules, Says Human Rights Watch

Washington, DC, July 15, 2019  – The Trump administration on July 15, 2019 announced a new rule that effectively bars from asylum nearly anyone...

Trump Administration slashes resettlement of religious minorities

Washington D.C., July 15, 2019 – The U.S. Department of State will host the second annual Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom this week in Washington,...

Harris, Feinstein, Colleagues Warn USGS of Scientific Data Suppression

WASHINGTON, D.C. July 15, 2019 – U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) on Friday joined Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI)...

New Asylum Rule Could Leave Families and Individuals Vulnerable to Grave Harm

WASHINGTON, DC, July 15, 2019 – The US government published a new interim rule that would prevent anyone at the US southern border who...

Nancy Pelosi: Resolution Responding to President Trump’s Xenophobic Statements

July 15, 2019 - Dear Democratic Colleague, On Sunday, it was a sign to us that the Catholic Gospel reading was that of the Good Samaritan,...

ACLU: How to prepare for and safely defend our rights during ICE encounters (VIDEO)

July 9, 2019 - The American Civil Liberties Union along with Brooklyn Defender Services (BDS), created “We Have Rights,” a national immigrant empowerment campaign to...

Mass Deportations Would Impoverish US Families and Create Immense Social Costs

Aug. 8, 2018 - In this paper for the Journal on Migration and Human Security, Donald Kerwin and Robert Warren offer a demographic analysis...

Report: Administration’s Child Separation Policy More Harmful, Traumatic, and Chaotic Than Previously Known

Washington, D.C. (July 12, 2019)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, released a staff report summarizing data obtained in...

Cutting Interpreters From Immigration Court Risks Due Process

July 12, 2019 - Every day, hundreds of non-English speaking immigrants show up to court for initial hearings where they will see an immigration...

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Applauds House’s Vote to Repeal the 2002 Iraq Authorization for Use...

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2019 - Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal the...

ACLU Files Preemptive Lawsuit to Protect Refugees from Massive Trump ICE Raids

NEW YORK, July 11, 2019 — In anticipation of the Trump administration’s threatened mass arrest of thousands of families and children, four immigration legal...

Family Separation Harming Children and Families, Says Human Rights Watch

Washington, DC, July 11, 2019 – United States officials are separating migrant children from their families at the border, causing severe and lasting harm,...

Civil Rights Advocates Continue to Fight to Ensure a Fair and Accurate 2020 Census

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2019 – Leading civil rights organizations held a telephone press briefing today to discuss Trump’s remarks regarding the citizenship question on...

Legal Associations Call for Independent Immigration Court System

WASHINGTON, DC, July 11, 2019 - On a press call today, representatives from the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the American Bar Association (ABA),...

End Inhumane Detention of Asylum Seekers Now, Says Refugees International

WASHINGTON, July 9, 2019 — Like many around the world and in the United States, Refugees International is shocked and gravely concerned by numerous...

Second Circuit Holds that Trump Violated First Amendment by Blocking Critics on Twitter

NEW YORK, July 9, 2019 — Affirming an earlier ruling of a federal district court, a unanimous panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals...