FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 25, 2022
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Madison Allman, 202-384-1279
Emily Morris, 213-457-7458
NILC Calls on Senate to Confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court Without Delay
WASHINGTON — Lisa Graybill, legal director at the National Immigration Law Center, issued the following statement in response to President Biden’s nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court:
“President Biden has made history with his nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to be the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court. Judge Jackson is an exceptionally well-qualified jurist with unimpeachable credentials and an impressive record as a litigator and judge. Through her service as a federal public defender, as vice chair of the U.S. Sentencing Commission, and her near-decade as a federal judge at the District and Circuit level, Judge Jackson has demonstrated a commitment to excellence, integrity, and public service throughout her distinguished career.
“In recent years, federal courts have been increasingly called upon to resolve questions of immigration law and immigrants’ rights. Judge Jackson’s record of acknowledging the humanity and dignity of immigrants in her rulings will make her an invaluable member of the Court.
“As a Justice, Judge Jackson would help shape the realities of millions of immigrants who call this country home. NILC celebrates Judge Jackson’s historic nomination and urges Congress to process her nomination and confirm her to the Court without delay.”
For an analysis of Judge Jackson’s decisions on immigration, view NILC’s report here.