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Press Release 07.24.19

Senate Fails to Maintain Minimal Standards for Judges

WASHINGTON – Kristine Lucius, executive vice president for policy and government affairs at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the confirmation of Wendy Berger to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Berger refused to state that the U.S. Supreme Court correctly decided Brown v. Board of Education:

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 07.18.19

Congress Moves Closer to Giving Working People a Raise

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to pass the Raise the Wage Act of 2019 (H.R. 582):

Press Release 07.18.19

How Many Brown v. Board Deniers Can The Senate Rubber Stamp?

WASHINGTON – Kristine Lucius, executive vice president for policy and government affairs at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the confirmation of Clifton Corker to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. Corker refused to state that the U.S. Supreme Court correctly decided Brown v. Board of Education:

Press Release 07.17.19

Civil Rights Community Lauds House for Holding Ross, Barr in Contempt

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the House vote to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt. House members held this critical vote following Barr and Ross’s refusal to comply with the Committee on Oversight and Reform’s investigation into the Trump administration’s pretext for adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census:

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