Immigrant Rights News

Press Release 10.15.19

28 Immigrant Rights Organizations Urge Senators to Reject Judicial Nominee Steven Menashi

WASHINGTON – As the Senate Judiciary Committee prepares to consider the troubling judicial nomination of anti-immigrant hardliner Steven Menashi to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 28 immigrant rights groups are joining their voices to urge the committee to stop his confirmation. Throughout his career, Menashi, a Republican loyalist, has worked to erode critical rights and legal protections of immigrant communities and people of color. While serving in the White House Counsel’s Office and at the Education Department, he exhibited alarming tendencies that, if still present while serving on the bench, would deny countless individuals a fair day in court during the remainder of his career.

Press Release 10.4.19

Civil Rights Groups File Amicus Brief Before Supreme Court Challenging Department of Homeland Security’s Rescission Of DACA

WASHINGTON – A coalition of civil rights and social justice organizations led by the national Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and including the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, filed an amicus brief before the Supreme Court urging that the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is unlawful.

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.