Immigrant Rights News

Press Release 08.21.19

The Flores Rule Change Denies Basic Human Rights

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the final rule to overturn the Flores settlement:

Press Release 07.23.19

Immigration Experts and Advocates Discuss Trump Admin’s Announcement to Expand Expedited Removals

Washington, DC – Earlier today, immigration experts and advocates gathered on a press call to discuss the Trump administration’s latest attack on immigrants: expanding expedited removals. In doing so, the administration threatens sameday deportation for anyone who cannot immediately show they have been here continuously for two years without a hearing, oversight, review or appeal. It threatens to trigger massive racial profiling and roundups for immigrants and citizens in the U.S.

Press Release 06.4.19

House Delivers Long Overdue Protections for Immigrants; Now Senate Must Act

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act, which would provide permanent status and a pathway to citizenship to Dreamers and beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED).

Press Release 04.9.19

TIMELINE: Nielsen’s Tenure of Abuse and Inhumanity

WASHINGTON – Kirstjen Nielsen steps down as Secretary of Homeland Security with an indefensible legacy of cruel and inhumane civil and human rights violations. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights outlined some of the most egregious actions during Nielsen's tenure, and calls for a fundamental change in the direction of the department.

Press Release 03.26.19

Dream Act and Secure Act Needed to Protect Immigrants

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the introduction of the Dream Act of 2019 by Senators Dick Durbin and Lindsey Graham and the Secure Act by Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin:

Press Release 03.12.19

Congress Must Pass the Dream and Promise Act

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the introduction of H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act:

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