NIJC in the News

August 20, 2014

Jose Antonio Vargas and 10 other undocumented immigrants, including NIJC client Erika Aldape, filed a joint deferred action application asking President Obama to grant deportation relief for themselves and the millions of other undocumented immigrants who were left behind by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The action...

August 14, 2014

"El sistema expedito de deportación de niños migrantes instaurado por el presidente Barack Obama viola el derecho al debido proceso de menores, al impedirles obtener asistencia legal en sus juicios, denunció un grupo de abogados. El Centro de Justicia Nacional para los Inmigrantes (NIJC, por sus siglas en inglés), destacó que la rapidez de los...

August 11, 2014

An op-ed in The Hill emphasizes that the U.S. needs to take a comprehensive approach in order to properly address the needs of unaccompanied children seeking safety in the United States. Legal service organizations, the U.S. government, private law firms, and corporations all play an important role and must all work together....

August 4, 2014

"Dos grupos proinmigrantes de Chicago acusaron de "crueles" a los republicanos de la Cámara de Representantes por los proyectos aprobados ayer sobre los fondos suplementarios para abordar la crisis fronteriza y la suspensión del programa de acción diferida."...

July 31, 2014

Children seeking safety in the United States are fleeing true danger in their Central American home countries. In The Washington Post, Mary Meg McCarthy, executive director of the National Immigrant Justice Center, explains how gender violence drives increasing numbers of Central American women and girls to the United States....

July 26, 2014

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to increase Chicago's shelter capacity for child refugees from Central America and to partner with the legal community to provide pro bono legal services to children.

Chicago Tribune:...

July 25, 2014

Chris Hayes interviews NIJC Executive Director Mary Meg McCarthy about the legal rights and importance of legal counsel for unaccompanied children.

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July 25, 2014

"Congress is still debating legislation to respond to the influx of unaccompanied Central American children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border. President Obama, meanwhile, is meeting with Central American leaders at the White House Friday in order to discuss the crisis.

In the meantime, tens of thousands of undocumented children who have...

July 24, 2014

NIJC's Ashley Huebner tells the story of one client, a child who was beaten a raped by gangs in Central America and fled to the United States seeking safety. Listen to the segment.

July 24, 2014

The U.S. government opened up detention facilities for families, many of whom are seeking safety in the United States. NIJC and other advocates got exclusive access to one of the facilities and found conditions that were inappropriate for children and families as well as serious due process violations.

NBC News:...