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Press Release 09.24.21

Biden Must Pause Deportation of Haitians, Respect Due Process

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and 60 other civil and human rights organizations called on President Biden to immediately pause the removal of Haitians and to investigate the recent treatment of migrants and conditions at the U.S. southern border. The letter also denounces the treatment of Haitians seeking asylum at the U.S. border and pleads with the administration to uphold basic due process and human rights.

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 09.22.21

The Leadership Conference Announces New Staff Member and Additions to Senior Leadership Team

WASHINGTON — The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund announced today that Scott Simpson is rejoining the organizations as managing director of campaigns and programs. The organizations also announced Jesselyn McCurdy as executive vice president of government affairs, Shin Inouye as executive vice president of communications, and Corrine Yu as senior advisor to the president.

Press Release 09.21.21

Civil Rights Groups Call On Supreme Court to Strike Down Mississippi’s Attack on Roe v. Wade

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) —A Mississippi law banning abortions after 15 weeks will have a devastating impact on women with low incomes and Black women, according to an amicus brief filed in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and 16 other prominent civil rights organizations on Monday. 

Press Release 09.16.21

With Census Redistricting Data Indicating Growing Diversity, Policymakers Must Ensure Democracy for All

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights issued the following statements from civil rights leaders and census experts regarding the U.S. Census Bureau’s release of data that states and localities will use to redraw electoral district boundaries. The leaders call on government officials to ensure the data, which indicate the nation is growing more diverse, is accurately used for the fair allocation of political representation to all communities, as mandated by Congress.

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