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  • Immigrant Justice Network reacts to SCOTUS decision on DACA

    By Arianna Rosales on June 18, 2020
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    In reaction to today’s Supreme Court ruling allowing the DACA program to continue, the Immigrant Justice Network – a collaboration of the Immigrant Defense Project, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, Just Futures Law, and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild – issued the following statement: Last month, the Immigrant Justice Network held a video chat featuring reflections on […]
  • If you supported #AbolishICE, then you need to support #DefundPolice

    By Oliver Merino on June 1, 2020
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    June 1, 2020 The Immigrant Justice Network (IJN) released the following statement. IJN 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) The Immigrant Justice Network stands with Black communities across the country who are rising up to demand real justice and […]
  • 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 Hails introduction of New Way Forward Act

    By Arianna Rosales on December 10, 2019
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    For immediate release: Dec. 10, 2019Contact: Jon Rodney, Jon@immdefense.org Immigrant Justice Network Hails introduction of New Way Forward Act Critical legislation challenges mass incarceration, racial profiling in the immigration system Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), and others joined with immigrant community members facing deportation and advocates to introduce the New Way Forward Act. […]
  • Immigrants Speak Out: Day of Resistance Against Criminalization and Anti-Immigrant Bills

    By Alisa Wellek on November 14, 2018
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    IJN Policy Platform Speaker Bios Oppose H.R. 7059, the “Build the Wall, Enforce the Law Act of 2018” Join the Immigrants Speak Out Social Media Campaign It is critical that Congress understand how our immigration laws criminalize immigrants and harm families and communities, in the face of an Administration perversely invested in turning the power of a deeply flawed criminal […]
  • Families for Freedom: Why It’s Time to Fix96

    By Alisa Wellek on June 2, 2016
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    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Why It’s Time to #Fix96 Featured Partner: Families for Freedom [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This year marks the 20th anniversary of harsh immigration laws that ushered in a devastating era of mass deportation. These laws – the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRAIRA) and the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA) of 1996 – vastly expanded the pool of non-citizens marked out […]
  • Mandatory Minimums: Unjust for Immigrants Too

    By Akiva on August 20, 2013
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      The nation’s leading law enforcement agency has finally acknowledged that mandatory minimum sentences are not only unnecessary, but actually harm and undermine basic democratic principles of the American justice system. This signifies the beginning of a broad consensus that a “tough on crime” approach has failed. The proposed “Smart on Crime” reforms instead calls for modernizing the criminal justice […]
  • House Republicans Need to Stop Playing Games With Immigrant Families’ Futures

    By Akiva on July 29, 2013
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      Republican members of the House are playing games with immigrant families’ futures. Tuesday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing was meant to explore policies that would offer (some) DREAMers’ a path to citizenship. Their half-hearted, piece meal approach exemplifies House legislators’ aim to stall and thwart the passage of a comprehensive reform bill that would ensure a fair and inclusive path […]
  • Senate Immigration Bill Is Not a Clear Victory for Immigrant Communities

    By Akiva on July 29, 2013
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    [vc_row full_width=”” parallax=”” parallax_image=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_single_image image=”1174″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full”][vc_column_text] Senate Immigration Bill Is Not a Clear Victory for Immigrant Communities The final Senate vote on the immigration bill has just been cast. This is a historic moment for the United States, but there remain serious problems with this flawed bill as it stands today. The Senate bill falls […]