On September 20, the D.C. council approved the "Migrant Services and Support Emergency Amendment Act," which provides temporary support and services to immigrants arriving in D.C. The DC Council is voting today on an interim version of the bill, followed by a permanent version later this year.
Immigrants’ rights groups play a crucial part in the national effort to protect detained individuals from COVID-19. The primary case seeking the release of immigrants detained in Maryland during the COVID-19 pandemic, Coreas v. Bounds, was dismissed without prejudice.
CAIR Coalition stands in solidarity with the 10,000 asylum seekers and other immigrants that have been bussed and flown, some under false pretenses, to unfamiliar locations throughout the country. We support the local humanitarian and legal organizations in DC, New York, Chicago, and now Massachusetts, that have stepped up to coordinate and deliver essential services with the compassion that all human beings deserve.
On Wednesday, April 6, Governor Greg Abbott of Texas announced he will start busing immigrants to Washington, DC in response to the decision by the government to end Title 42. Title 42 is a cruel policy, which used the pandemic as an excuse to expel families and individuals from the United States under the guise of public health.
The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) has issued a new, nationwide policy expanding access to legal records after 35 legal service providers, led by CAIR Coalition, petitioned for greater access to records for their clients and pro se individuals.
We at the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition condemn the Biden-Harris Administration’s deportation flights to Haiti and the horrific violence by Border Patrol agents on horseback against Haitian asylum seekers who come in search of safety at the United States’ Southern border.
Washington, D.C. – As the Biden administration embarks on its audit of the Department of Homeland Security, including a full-scale study on current practices at ICE and CBP, civil and immigrant rights organizations across the country will conduct their own, independent Truth and Accountability Forums on the country’s immigration enforcement arm.
Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition is pleased to announce that the Fairfax Immigrant Defense Program has been awarded a two-year grant through the Fairfax County Consolidated Community Funding Pool (CCFP).
Crowell & Moring and the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition secured a victory at the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, which granted a petition for review in the case of a Honduran citizen facing a final order of removal from the Board of Immigration Appeals.
Es un verdadero alivio saber que la administración Trump-Pence ha terminado. La crueldad única de los últimos cuatro años no puede ser subestimada. Pero el sistema de inmigración en los Estados Unidos siempre ha sido inhumano. Deshacer los últimos cuatro años no es suficiente.
There is true relief knowing that the Trump-Pence administration is over. The unique cruelty of the last four years cannot be overstated. But the immigration system in the United States has always been inhumane. Undoing the past four years is not enough.
Today the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued a preliminary injunction blocking a sweeping Trump administration rule that would gut protections for people fleeing persecution and torture. The injunction halts the new rule’s implementation nationwide ahead of its scheduled effective date of Monday, January 11, while the court considers a lawsuit brought by several immigrant rights groups.
Four immigrant rights organizations – Pangea Legal Services, Dolores Street Community Services, Inc., Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), and Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition – have requested a temporary restraining order in a lawsuit challenging a sweeping new rule that will eviscerate access to protection for people seeking refuge in the United States.