NIJC Press Releases

September 16, 2016
Chicago Human Rights Groups to Hold Public Symposium on World Refugee Crisis
 
As the United Nations General Assembly convenes a global summit on the world refugee crisis, 13 Chicago human rights organizations will come together on Monday, September 19 at DePaul University for a public...
August 10, 2016
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has ruled that a Dominican woman who fled to the United States to escape an abusive partner was wrongly denied protection because the immigration judge and Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) placed too much weight on the notes a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officer...
July 26, 2016
Statement of Mary Meg McCarthy, Executive Director, Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center
 
Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) welcomes the Obama administration’s announcement today of critically needed expansions to the refugee program for...
July 21, 2016
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has granted the petition for review of an Ethiopian man who was falsely accused of terrorist activity and tortured by the Ethiopian government. The case offers an important precedent for individuals fleeing countries whose governments use unsubstantiated terrorist allegations as a pretext...
July 15, 2016
Statement of Mary Meg McCarthy, Executive Director, National Immigrant Justice Center
 
Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) applauds Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) for their bicameral introduction of the Refugee Protection Act of 2016 to...