Category Archives: November 2023

NILC Statement Condemning Anti-Immigrant Texas Bill SB 4

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 15, 2023

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Juan Gastelum, 213-375-3149
Emily Morris, 213-457-7458

NILC Statement Condemning Anti-Immigrant Texas Bill SB 4

AUSTIN, Texas — Lisa Graybill, vice president of law and policy at the National Immigration Law Center, issued the following statement in response to the passage of Texas Senate Bill 4:

“SB 4 is the latest attempt by Texas legislators to take federal immigration law into their own hands for personal political gain through hatemongering and intimidation. Both the politics and the law behind this bill are dead wrong. Texas law enforcement officers should focus on protecting the health, welfare, and safety of all community members instead of trying to become the immigration police. This bill will have real human consequences that all Texas residents will feel. It is an extreme bill that will endanger communities and lead to racial profiling of both immigrants and U.S.-born residents.

“Federal courts, including the Supreme Court, have consistently held that the federal government has the sole authority to regulate immigration policy. The Texas Legislature is wrong to have passed it, and Governor Abbott will be wrong if he signs it. We call on Texas to abandon this cruel, illegal scheme and recognize that immigrants make Texas and our nation stronger.”

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NILC Statement on Reports that Biden Admin is Negotiating Changes to Asylum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 3, 2023

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Email: [email protected]
Juan Gastelum, 213-375-3149
Emily Morris, 213-457-7458

NILC Statement on Reports that Biden Admin is Negotiating Changes to Asylum

WASHINGTON — Kica Matos, president of the National Immigration Law Center, issued the following statement in response to reports that the Biden administration is considering sweeping changes to the U.S. asylum system in negotiations with Congress around aid to Israel and Ukraine:

“The appalling proposals the White House is reportedly considering would decimate critical asylum protections precisely when they’re most needed. Together with other abhorrent actions happening at our borders on his watch, these sweeping changes would further betray President Biden’s previously articulated commitment to bring humanity and order to our systems to welcome people seeking safety. The United States’ commitment to help those facing crises around the world must also extend to those seeking safety at our doorstep. We urge the administration to reject linking the decimation of our legal asylum system with providing aid to Ukraine and Israel.”

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