NIJC in the News

June 25, 2014

Ashley Huebner, managing attorney of NIJC's Immigrant Children's Protection Project, joins HuffPost Live to discuss the government's unfortunate response to migrant children....

June 19, 2014

The number of individuals, particularly immigrant children, fleeing Central America to the United States has reached the level of a humanitarian crisis. An op-ed on Al Jazeera America underscores the need to address the root causes of migration from that region, and the need to provide humane treatment of and legal services to unaccompanied...

June 11, 2014

The National Immigrant Justice Center--along with the ACLU Border Litigation Project, Americans for Immigrant Justice, Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project, and the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project--filed an administrative complaint on behalf of more than 100 unaccompanied immigrant children who reported being abused and assaulted by...

May 15, 2014

County jails contract with telephone companies which means immigrants in detention often pay exorbitant amounts to make a phone call, while the county profits from commissions. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has no standardized or enforceable rules around phone rates or phone access. Detained immigrants often cannot afford calls and are...

May 11, 2014

On Mother's Day, Patricia Guillen--whose husband was an NIJC client--wrote a letter to Michelle Obama, mother to mother, telling the impact her husband's deportation had on their family. She calls on the First Lady and her husband to support laws that stop deporting fathers and mothers and to reunite families....

May 8, 2014

As the U.S. government finalizes next year's budget, NIJC created a list highlighting why more funding for immigration courts is a priority. See the list on BuzzFeed.

April 21, 2014

Representatives Ted Deutch (D-FL) and Bill Foster (D-IL) have led the charge in Congress to eliminate the harmful and arbitrary immigration detention bed quota. Recently, the Office of Management and Budget wrote to the Congressmen stating the Obama administration opposes the quota. The Congressmen hosted a press conference with other groups...

April 21, 2014

"The Obama administration is considering a proposal to allow judges to grant bond in the cases of immigrants in prolonged detention. Immigrant rights groups say the bond hearings could slow the pace of deportations because the cases of detained immigrants are often expedited. Activists say that granting bond hearings will make the deportation...

April 18, 2014

NIJC and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of thousands of asylum seekers who have faced months in detention while they await reasonable fear determinations, the first step in seeking protection in the United States when someone is forced to return following a deportation order.

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