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Immigrant rights advocates demand civil rights investigation into ICE raids that target sponsors of unaccompanied children

Dec 7, 2017

Eight immigrant rights organizations filed a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and Office of Inspector General today on behalf of some of the 400 people swept up this summer in a DHS Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) operation.

Administration’s decision to terminate TPS for Haiti is an appalling disregard of the law, facts and morality

Nov 20, 2017

SILVER SPRING, Maryland – "It is reprehensible that the administration has terminated Temporary Protected Status for 50,000 vulnerable Haitians," said Jeanne Atkinson, executive director of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network. “The administration ignored overwhelming evidence that Haiti is far from ready to accept the return of 50,000 people and their families.” 

As TPS Haiti decision looms, reports target reasons why its protections should continue

Nov 17, 2017

SILVER SPRING, Maryland –  A trio of recent reports on Haiti’s recovery from natural and man-made disasters points to the urgency of extending Temporary Protected Status. Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Elaine Duke must act on whether to continue or terminate TPS for Haiti by Nov. 23.

Termination of Temporary Protected Status for Nicaragua is an affront to American values; Indecision on Honduras leaves 57,000 in cruel limbo

Nov 7, 2017

The Trump administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status for 2,500 Nicaraguans in 12 months “is a cruel and ultimately short-sighted action that—in addition to disrupting the lives of thousands of families that help make the United States vibrant—will harm the country and the region,” said Jeanne Atkinson, executive director of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.