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) explains the stay and how it… 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 Law Center (NILC) described the emergency… 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 Anti-Discrimination Committee, HIAS, International Refugee Assistance… Continue »

A recording of the call is here. Earlier today, advocates, policy experts and individuals whose lives are impacted by the President’s actions gathered on a press call to provide their first-hand perspective on Trump’s extended Muslim Ban. On January 31st, the Trump administration announced their decision to extend the already-devastating Muslim Ban to Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan,… Continue »

Legal experts and advocates gathered in a conference call with reporters today to discuss the Hawaii and Maryland court rulings against Trump’s Muslim and refugee ban, and a $3 billion supplemental funding request to Congress to expand Trump’s deportation force and immigrant detention camps. A recording of today’s event is available here. Tom Jawetz, Vice… Continue »

***MEDIA ADVISORY*** TODAY, March 16 1 pm EST DIAL IN: 800-895-1549 ; PASSCODE: ‘IMMIGRATION’ This Week in the Immigration Debate: MD and HI Courts Rule Against Trump’s Muslim and Refugee Ban; Trump’s Deportation Force Funding Request Washington, DC – Following the Hawaii and Maryland court rulings against Trump’s Muslim and refugee ban and Trump’s $3… Continue »

On a press call tonight, legal experts analyzed the latest developments in the litigation against President Trump’s second take on an unconstitutional and un-American Muslim and refugee ban. Tonight, Hawaii U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson froze Trump’s executive order nationwide. We are still awaiting rulings from two other federal cases – one in Maryland and… Continue »

***MEDIA ADVISORY*** TODAY, MARCH 15 8:30 PM EST DIAL IN: 877-876-9177 PASSCODE: BAN 8:30 PM Press Call: Legal Experts React to and Analyze Nationwide Temporary Restraining Order Against Trump’s Muslim and Refugee Ban Washington, DC – On a press call tonight, March 15 at 8:30 pm EST, legal experts will respond to and analyze the… Continue »

***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Thursday, March 16 1 pm EST DIAL IN: 800-895-1549 ; PASSCODE: ‘IMMIGRATION’ This Week in the Immigration Debate: Muslim and Refugee Ban Set to Go into Effect; Trump’s $6.6 Billion Deportation Force Funding Request Washington, DC – As the revamped and equally cruel Muslim and Refugee ban is set to take effect, the… Continue »

Deportations continue under the Trump administration.

While the President pretends to be open to immigration reform, his enforcement agents are ramping up, deportations continue, the Muslim and refugee ban is expected imminently, and another young DACA recipient, this one in Mississippi, has been arrested and detained. It is against this backdrop that advocates and policy experts gave their take on the… Continue »