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National Immigration Law Center Responds to Introduction of U.S. Citizenship Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 18, 2021 CONTACTJuan Gastelum, [email protected], 213-375-3149 WASHINGTON — Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and U.S. Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA) today introduced the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 in the Senate and House of Representatives, respectively. The bill, which …

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NILC Executive Director Marielena Hincapié Advocates for Bold Immigration Reforms in Congressional Testimony

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 11, 2021 CONTACTJuan Gastelum, [email protected], 213-375-3149 WASHINGTON — Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center, testified today before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship. Hincapié’s statement is below: *   *   * …

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National Immigration Law Center Responds to the Reintroduction of the Dream Act in the U.S. Senate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 4, 2021 CONTACTJuan Gastelum, [email protected], 213-375-3149 WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) today reintroduced the bipartisan Dream Act, legislation that would provide a pathway to U.S. citizenship for undocumented immigrant youth. The …

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The National Immigration Law Center and NILC Immigrant Justice Fund Commend President Biden’s Actions to Improve the Lives of Immigrants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 2, 2021 CONTACTJuan Gastelum, [email protected], 213-375-3149 WASHINGTON – President Biden is expected to sign several new immigration executive actions today, including one instructing federal agencies to review the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s “public charge” rule and …

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Federal Court Allows Workers’ Claims to Proceed in Lawsuit Challenging Major ICE Workplace Raid

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 2, 2021 CONTACTJuan Gastelum, NILC, [email protected], (213) 375-3149Jeff Migliozzi, SPLC, [email protected], (334) 303-1261 A federal court acknowledged the validity of claims by workers detained because of the color of their skin in new order that greenlights majority …

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Senate Leadership Coalition Announces Intention To Release Comprehensive Legislation To End Marijuana Prohibition

Washington, DC: Building upon the momentum of the passage of multiple successful statewide ballot initiatives this past November, as well as upon the recent House vote to advance the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act in final days of the …

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Statement on Immigration Executive Orders Issued by Newly Inaugurated President Biden

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 20, 2021 CONTACTJuan Gastelum, [email protected], 213-375-3149 WASHINGTON — Upon the inauguration of Joe Biden as 46th president of the United States and the subsequent issuing of executive orders and announcement of proposed legislation addressing immigration policy, Marielena …

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