NIJC in the News

January 25, 2016

NIJC was among more than 270 human rights, civil rights, and legal advocacy groups who called on the Obama administration to grant Temporary Protected Status to people fleeing brutal violence in the Northern Triangle region of Central America.

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January 14, 2016

NIJC joined more than 30 other LGBT rights groups in sending a letter to U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson demanding he end raids on immigrant families from Central America. The U.S. government should ensure protection for these families who have fled violence in the same way it has for thousands of LGBTQ immigrants....

January 5, 2016

In the first few days of 2016, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) began home raids targeting Central American families, primarily women and children, who recently fled violence and death in their home countries and are seeking protection in the United States. NIJC spoke to national and local media outlets condemning these inhumane...

December 14, 2015

An op-ed in The Guardian insists that we must develop a more robust inspections process to prevent human rights abuses in immigration detention. The piece mentions NIJC and Detention Watch Network’s report exposing how the ineffective inspections process perpetuates widespread abuse of detained immigrants....

December 12, 2015

NIJC Executive Director Mary Meg McCarthy offers her expert opinion about how recent proposals to block Muslims from immigrating to the United States are un-American and would reverse America’s legacy as a country that welcomes those seeking safety....

December 12, 2015

The Associated Press turned to NIJC’s Chuck Roth for his legal opinion about one man’s lawsuit against the U.S. government for rejecting his wife’s visa without a real explanation, thereby separating their family indefinitely. NIJC submitted a friend-of-the-court brief in a similar case decided by the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year....

December 10, 2015

Many immigrant children who flee violence in Central America and come to the United States seeking safety have to represent themselves in court because they don't have legal counsel. Without a lawyer and access to legal counsel, there is no way for these children to have a fair chance at justice. NIJC's Alexandra Fung comments on the dire...

November 24, 2015

The Indianapolis Star covered a ...

November 15, 2015
In response to intense community pressure, private for-profit prison company The GEO Group, Inc. formally withdrew its request to rezone land in Gary, IN, to build an 800-bed immigration detention center. The victory was the result of powerful community organizing by...
October 21, 2015
After three years of Freedom of Information Act litigation, NIJC released U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ...