Category Archives: June 2022

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 24, 2022

CONTACT
Email: [email protected],
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 Statement on the 10-year Anniversary of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 15, 2022

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

NILC Statement on the 10-year Anniversary of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

WASHINGTON — Today, the National Immigration Law Center celebrates the 10th anniversary of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center, said: “On this 10th anniversary of one of the most transformative public policies, we at the National Immigration Law Center stand proud of having supported immigrant youth in achieving DACA and in leading its successful implementation. For the last decade, DACA has provided hundreds of thousands of people with opportunities to pursue their work and educational goals, better provide for themselves and their families, and more fully contribute to their communities.

“Despite its success, we have had to defend DACA against relentless attacks since its inception. DACA has served as a lifeline, but DACA recipients need lasting stability. Voters across the political spectrum overwhelmingly favor a permanent solution, and lawmakers have a mandate to deliver. We call on Congress to urgently pass a permanent legislative solution.”

Diana Pliego, a policy associate at the National Immigration Law Center and a DACA recipient who first applied for the policy in 2012, said: “DACA transformed my life and has allowed me to walk through doors I never imagined I could. But the life I have stands on shaky ground: DACA has been constantly under attack. It was never meant to be a permanent solution. Our community needs stability in the country we call home. We seek full inclusion, access to basic human rights like health care, and citizenship. It is past time for Congress to step up and fulfill the promises that they’ve made to our community. Enough is enough.”

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