NILC Celebrates the Confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court

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April 7, 2022

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NILC Celebrates the Confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center, issued the following statement after the Senate confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as the 116th Associate Justice to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court on a 53-47 vote:

“We celebrate this historic day as Judge Jackson becomes the first Black woman to be confirmed to the Supreme Court. Throughout her distinguished career, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to public service, to the advancement of equal justice under law, and to treating all people with dignity and humanity.

“We celebrate Judge Jackson’s confirmation, which marks a historic breakthrough for the advancement of racial and gender equity, and is a momentous victory for all who strive to build a more just world.

“On the bench, Justice Jackson will have an important role in the shaping the lives of all people in our country, including millions of immigrants. Her brilliance, experience, and record of fairness and integrity will be a welcome addition to our nation’s highest court. Today’s vote will also have transformational impact on the lives of little Black and Brown girls who will be able to see themselves as a future judge, Senator, or President.”

For an analysis of Judge Jackson’s prior decisions on immigration, view NILC’s report here.

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