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  • IJN responds to passage of HR 6

    By Arianna Rosales on March 18, 2021
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    Today, in response to the passage of the Dream and Promise Act in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Immigrant Justice Network released the following statement:  We recognize that the passage of the Dream and Promise Act, critical legislation meant to provide long-overdue permanent protection to immigrant youth and recipients of TPS and DED, brings hope to many people.  Yet […]
  • Immigrant Justice Network urges Congress to improve Dream and Promise Act

    By Arianna Rosales on March 4, 2021
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    Excluding people who have endured racial profiling, criminalization violates our values of equity and inclusion Washington, DC—Yesterday, the American Dream and Promise Act (H.R.6) was introduced in Congress by Representatives Roybal-Allard, Velázquez, and Clarke. Disappointingly, this critical piece of legislation that would provide a roadmap to citizenship for so many was introduced with harsh “criminal bars,” exclusions that will leave […]
  • IJN statement on moratorium and guidelines: no human being is disposable

    By Arianna Rosales on February 2, 2021
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    Washington, DC—Late yesterday, the Biden administration announced it would pause the deportation of immigrants living in the U.S. since Nov. 1, 2020. Significantly, the moratorium on deportations does not exclude people based on contact with the racially biased criminal legal system. However, the administration’s interim guidelines for arrest and detention, including during the moratorium, leave people who recently arrived in […]
  • Immigrant Justice Network: Biden, Harris Administration Must Take Bold and Inclusive Action to Transform Immigration System

    By Arianna Rosales on February 2, 2021
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     100+ organizations demand new administration root out systemic racism and xenophobia ingrained in the immigration and criminal legal systems   Washington, DC—As the Biden, Harris administration is sworn into office, the Immigrant Justice Network calls on President Biden to take immediate and strong executive action on behalf of all immigrants.  From the movement for Black Lives this summer to the horrifying […]
  • Immigrant Justice Network Calls on Next Administration to Forge a New Way Forward Toward Dignity and Justice

    By Arianna Rosales on November 7, 2020
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    In response to the 2020 election results, the Immigrant Justice Network (IJN) released the following statement:  With a new administration officially set to take office in January 2021, we acknowledge the opportunity for our country to build and move forward.  From the uprisings for Black lives to the contentious election, this year has reminded us that the fight against white […]
  • Criminalization During COVID-19

    By Oliver Merino on April 7, 2020
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    As COVID-19 continues to claim lives, it has become clearer than ever that we are only as healthy as the most vulnerable members of our community. We need a collective commitment across our society to stay at home, and save as many lives as possible. And for this approach to succeed, we need to take care of each other and […]
  • To #FlattenTheCurve, We Must #FreeThemAll

    By Oliver Merino on March 19, 2020
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    The Immigrant Justice Network is a partnership of the Immigrant Defense Project, the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, Just Futures Law, and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (NIPNLG):  As the COVID-19 epidemic rages on, it has become clearer than ever that we are all in this together and that all of our fates are deeply linked. We’re […]
  • Immigrant Justice Network Condemns Trump, Tucker Carlson’s Racist Fear Mongering Against New Way Forward Act

    By Arianna Rosales on February 7, 2020
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    For Immediate Release: February 7, 2020Contact: Arianna Rosales, arosales@ilrc.orgJon Rodney, jon@immdefense.org Immigrant Justice Network Condemns Trump, Tucker Carlson’s Racist Fear Mongering Against New Way Forward Act  Washington, DC – Yesterday, Tucker Carlson aired a 14 minute segment on the New Way Forward Act, a groundbreaking piece of federal legislation which challenges racial profiling and mass incarceration in the immigration system. To instill fear […]