Author Archives: Emily Morris

NILC Statement Urging Democrats to Reject Harmful Anti-Immigrant Amendments in Crucial Reconciliation Bill

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August 2, 2022

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Madison Allman, 202-384-1279
Emily Morris, 213-457-7458

NILC Statement Urging Democrats to Reject Harmful Anti-Immigrant Amendments in Crucial Reconciliation Bill

WASHINGTON — Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center, issued the following statement ahead of the upcoming deliberation in Congress on a health care and climate bill:

“With Congress poised to act on unprecedented legislation that addresses critical issues facing our communities on healthcare and our planet due to increasing climate disasters, lawmakers must reject any attempt to poison this historic legislation with unrelated, harmful immigration amendments.

“Democratic leaders must be unequivocal and ensure any anti-immigrant amendments are kept out of this bill, including opposing any final version that departs from the climate and healthcare deal to codify the Trump administration’s Title 42 asylum ban.

“For years, Republicans have repeatedly blocked efforts to pass real legislative solutions to update our dysfunctional immigration system. Capitulating to their politically motivated scapegoating of immigrants, and allowing them to use a climate and health care bill to block people seeking safety and freedom, would be unconscionable.

“A deal’s a deal, and there’s no reason to allow political gamesmanship to poison this legislation with anti-immigrant provisions that would harm our country.”

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NILC Statement on the Supreme Court Ruling Overturning Roe v. Wade

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June 24, 2022

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Emily Morris, 213-457-7458
Madison Allman, 202-384-1279

NILC Statement on the Supreme Court Ruling Overturning Roe v. Wade

WASHINGTON — Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center and NILC Immigrant Justice Fund, issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling overturning Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey:

“With this shameful ruling, this Supreme Court’s conservative majority has ushered in a new and harrowing era not only for women, but for anyone and everyone who believes in the values of freedom, equality, and equal treatment under law. This is the moment so many of us have feared and have been warning about. We now find ourselves in the middle of a fight for the basic human rights of everybody who calls this country home.

“This decision overturning the right to an abortion will have life-altering consequences, especially for low-income communities and people of color, including many immigrants. This will undoubtedly impact reproductive health beyond abortions.

“We are under no illusion that the court’s assault on fundamental rights will stop at access to safe abortion; the rights of immigrants, LGBTQ communities, low-income communities, and people of color are all in very real danger of being peeled back or further restricted.

“The National Immigration Law Center will continue to fight to protect, and to regain, fundamental rights, including access to abortion and other reproductive health care services. We are in a collective fight for our lives, for the very future of the republic. The stakes are too high and we must continue to fight for our democracy.”

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

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April 7, 2022

CONTACT
Email: [email protected]
Emily Morris, 213-457-7458
Madison Allman, 202-384-1279

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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