Federal Judge Enters Judgment for $20,000 to U.S. Citizen who Spent a Week in Immigration Detention

May 2, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, IL — A U.S. citizen arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at his home in 2012 and held in immigration detention for seven days has been awarded $20,000 in damages as part of an agreed judgment entered by a federal district court judge in central Illinois.

NIJC Sues Federal Government to Release Data on Racial Profiling in Immigration Enforcement

February 8, 2016
Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) filed a federal lawsuit today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia demanding that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S.

takepart: Stranded at the Mexican Border, More Kids Face Immigration Court Alone

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 situation in Takepart. Read the article.

Media coverage about raids on Central American families

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 actions that deny due process and contradict American values.

U.S. Government’s Raids on Families Fleeing Violence Disregard Due Process, Threaten Lives

December 28, 2015

Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) is outraged by reported plans for U.S.

Associated Press: No consensus about legality of Trump's idea of Muslim ban

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. Read the article.

Operation Streamline – A Failure of Due Process

By Chad R. Doobay

A Victory for Community Trust: Senate Defeats Punitive Immigration Detainer Bill

October 20, 2015

Statement of Mary Meg McCarthy, Executive Director, National Immigrant Justice Center

Navigating Advance Parole: A DACA Guide to Seeing the World and Reconnecting with Your Roots

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