Immigrant Rights News

Press Release 05.22.21

Biden Administration Honors Pledge to Restore TPS for Haiti

WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas announced that the Biden administration will redesignate Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS):

Press Release 05.20.21

Biden Administration Must Immediately Reinstate Temporary Protected Status for Haiti

WASHINGTON — The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and more than 100 organizations today called on the Biden administration to immediately redesignate Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), considering the country’s widespread violence, civil and political unrest, economic and humanitarian strife, the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, and a lack of available vaccines.

Press Release 02.23.21

Biden Administration Must Protect Mauritanians in the United States

WASHINGTON -- The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Mauritanian Network for Human Rights in the USA, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) and 160 other civil and human rights groups today urged President Biden and Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas to immediately grant an 18-month Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) or Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Mauritania, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and significant human rights violations in the country.

Press Release 12.21.20

Congress Finally Acts on Pandemic Relief, Work Remains

WASHINGTON — LaShawn Warren, executive vice president of government affairs at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the congressional passage of COVID-19 relief legislation:

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