On Saturday, January 28, a group of lawyers filed an emergency lawsuit on behalf of two Iraqi refugees with valid entry permits who were detained at JFK airport following President Trump’s new refugee and Muslim ban.  Saturday night, US District Judge Ann Donnelly of the Eastern District of New... Continue »
Late on Saturday night, a federal judge ordered a stay of deportation for immigrants and refugees already issued a valid visa. The move blocked portions of Donald Trump’s Executive Order banning Muslims. David Leopold, past president and past general counsel of the Washington, D.C.-based American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)... Continue »
On a press call held today, advocates and lawyers for refugees and Muslim immigrants described the immediate chaos already resulting due to Donald Trump’s refugee and Muslim ban and outlined why the ban is unconstitutional and contrary to core American values. On the call, representatives from the National Immigration... Continue »
Advocates and Lawyers for Refugees and Muslim Immigrants to Illuminate and Decry What is Happening With the immediate, Friday night implementation of Trump’s ban on refugees, and individuals from certain Muslim countries traveling to the US on valid visas, chaos has ensued.  TODAY, January 28 at 1:30pm ET/1-:30am PT, leaders from American-Arab... Continue »
In a video message, Gold Star father Khizr Khan condemned Donald Trump’s actions against immigrants, refugees, and Muslims, and encouraged all Americans to call their members of Congress and ask them to take a stand against the President’s attacks. “I want to remind everyone why we migrated to this... Continue »
In a new Medium post, Lynn Tramonte, Director of Ohio’s Voice, reflects on the tumultuous first week in Trump’s America: “Trump’s first week in office has been a disaster. He lurched from issue to issue, trying to undo years of progress our country has made on health care access, the environment,... Continue »
In Florida, immigrants and their allies protested outside the office of Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Giménez, after he caved to Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant executive orders and backed down from the county’s sanctuary policy. One Spanish-language sign read, “traitor”. “Though Trump’s executive order may ultimately be unconstitutional and not survive a court challenge,”... Continue »
La grabación de la llamada de prensa está disponible aquí. Durante una conferencia de prensa telefónica, Khizr Khan, padre de un Héroe de Guerra; el Dreamer y veterano del Ejército, el sargento Óscar Vásquez, y el veterano del Cuerpo de Infantería de Marina, el Representante Rubén Gallego (D-AZ) compartieron sus... Continue »
President Trump’s immigration executive order creates a blueprint for mass deportation and builds up the Deportation Force he called for during the campaign. But is his hard-edged approach to undocumented immigrants popular with the American people or not? No. In fact, Trump’s approach is wildly unpopular with the American people and... Continue »
President Trump’s radical immigration and refugee executive orders are unprecedented, dangerous, and contrary to core American values. Despite assurances that Trump is simply building a wall and focusing on immigrant “criminals,” the details in the immigration executive orders, including the building up of a Deportation Force, make clear that just... Continue »