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New Report: Congress and States Must Expand Job Licensing to Dreamers and Immigrants

Sep 19, 2019

Today, the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration; Niskanen Center;; United We Dream; Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.; and TheDream.US released a groundbreaking report that urges Congress and state legislatures to expand access to professional, business, and commercial licenses (also known as “occupational licenses”) to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, recipients, Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, holders, and all other immigrants with the ability to lawfully work.

Groups sue Trump administration, Cuccinelli for unlawfully ignoring the human toll on asylum seekers with new directives

Sep 6, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, on behalf of RAICES and seven asylum seekers, Democracy Forward, the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. and Proskauer Rose LLP sued the Trump administration to challenge several unlawful immigration directives issued by Trump appointee Ken Cuccinelli that eviscerate protections for asylum seekers fleeing persecution.

Lawyers at major law firms across the country partner with nonprofit organizations to provide bond representation for immigrants detained in Mississippi ICE raids

Sep 5, 2019

SILVER SPRING, Maryland — Starting this week, lawyers at major law firms across the country will begin representing immigrants detained by ICE’s raids of poultry plants and facilities, in bond cases. It is estimated that several hundred immigrants remain in detention. Of that, nearly 100 immigrant workers arrested in the raids have requested pro bono legal representation for their bond applications and hearings.

Faith leaders call for protecting asylum seekers, urge withdrawing rule that requires asylum seekers to try elsewhere first

Aug 16, 2019

More than 250 faith leaders and organizations urged the federal government, to withdraw “a backdoor asylum ban” in the form of a requirement that asylum seekers be turned away from the United States if they don’t first seek protection in countries along their way to U.S. borders.

Court order blocks new asylum policy affecting unaccompanied immigrant children

Aug 6, 2019

GREENBELT, Maryland — A Maryland-based federal court granted a temporary restraining order Aug. 2 to protect the rights of thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children seeking asylum. The order by U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel blocks the government’s implementation of a policy that would significantly limit vital protections for children under the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA).