NIJC in the News

April 6, 2015

"The number of immigrants being held in detention centers across the U.S. is the lowest it’s been in nearly a decade, possibly signaling a change in a federal mandate called a 'bed quota.'" NIJC's policy director, Royce Benstein Murray, spoke to the press about why immigration detention should be used only as a last resort and how a different...

March 25, 2015

Unaccompanied immigrant children often have very unique and special immigration cases, but they do have legal options. NIJC's Lisa Koop talked to The Elkhart Truth about children who have come to NIJC's Indiana office and how to make sure these children get the relief for which they are eligible....

March 14, 2015

"On March 6, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Pasadena, California, heard oral arguments in the cases of Daniella Godoy-Ramirez, Edin Avendano-Hernandez and Lucia Mondragon-Alday. They are fighting to stay in the U.S., claiming in court documents they could face torture or death in Mexico because of their gender identity."...

March 10, 2015

Ángel González fue exonerado con la ayuda del grupo Innocence Project y NIJC después de pasar 20 años en la cárcel. Ángel se ha liberado pero es indocumentado todavía.

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March 4, 2015

Members of the Michiana Immigration Coalition, of which NIJC is a part, denounced U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly's (D-IN) vote supporting a bill which would repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and abolish President Obama's executive action on immigration. These programs provide temporary relief from deportation to tens...

March 1, 2015

JPMorgan Chase's Assistant General Counsel Annette Isaacson has played an important role in providing legal services to immigrant youth applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) through volunteering with NIJC. She advocates for a reformed immigration system that will create a roadmap to permanent legal status for undocumented...

February 27, 2015

Enrique Arista Salgado qualifies for temporary immigration relief under President Obama's executive action announced in November of 2014. However, a Texas judge's ruling to delay implementation of the new deferred action programs puts Enrique, who is currently undocumented, back in a state of indefinite limbo. Enrique and his NIJC attorney,...

February 17, 2015

On February 16, 2015, a Texas judge ruled to delay implementation of deferred action programs under President Obama's executive order to reform the immigration system. NIJC and other legal experts and advocates strongly oppose the ruling. Millions who qualify for the programs now must continue to wait to apply for relief from deportation.

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February 4, 2015

The family detention system in the United States is rapidly expanding and will soon have the capacity to jail more than 2,400 mothers and children, many of whom fled violence in Central America. The New York Times Magazine wrote about the legal service providers and advocates who struggle to serve all of the detained families to ensure they...

January 24, 2015

"Federal immigration arrests hit an all-time high of 85,458 in 2012 — and now account for half of all federal collars, according a new Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) analysis of the most recent data available." NIJC's Mark Fleming comments on this excessive criminalization in Newsweek....