Immigrant Rights News

Press Release 09.22.21

39 Human and Civil Rights Leaders Tell President Biden: “Your Administration Stands at a Precipice”

WASHINGTON — Leaders of 39 human and civil rights organizations delivered the following letter to the White House on Tuesday evening to oppose the Biden administration’s violent expulsions of Haitian asylum seekers at the U.S-Mexico border and its recent move to appeal a federal court ruling that would have brought an end to additional expulsions of asylum-seeking families. The leaders warn the administration that these recent actions represent an inflection point for the president's commitment to human rights and racial justice, and threaten to cement Biden’s legacy as a president who continued, rather than stopped, the Trump administration’s dismantling of the U.S. asylum system and targeting of Black, Brown and Indigenous immigrant communities.

Press Release 08.24.21

The United States Must Protect Those Fleeing Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — Jesselyn McCurdy, interim executive vice president and managing director of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement regarding the urgent situation for those seeking to flee Afghanistan:

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.

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