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NNIRR Welcomes the U.S. Federal Court’s Decision to Vacate Title 42 and Urges the Biden Administration to Continue Implementing Rights-Respecting Policies 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: Sarah Cruz, scruz@nnirr.org El Paso, Texas (November 16, 2022) – After more than two and a half years, a federal judge has vacated Title 42, a racist law implemented at the beginning …

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On this Day of the Dead, we honor all migrants who have perished along the US-Mexico border and en route to the United States.

Over the past two decades, more than 8,050 people have died along the US-Mexico border. Many more deaths go unrecorded. According to organizations such as Coalicion de Derechos Humanos and the South Texas Human rights Center, …

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The Inter-American Commission decides to proceed with an open hearing in the case of Anastasio Hernandez Rojas on November 4th

BREAKING NEWS: October 28, 2022 — In the first case against the United States for an extrajudicial killing, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has decided to proceed with a public hearing on November 4th at 1 pm …

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Spotlight Report on the Borderlands National Launch

Dear friends, Please join the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights on Thursday, October 27th at 12:00 PM EST/ 11:00 AM CST/ 9:00 AM PST for a live Zoom webinar as we present policy recommendations …

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The National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights Denounces the Expansion of Title 42

On October 12th, the Biden administration announced the creation of a program that would grant humanitarian parole to 24,000 Venezuelans if they meet a certain criteria. Other Venezuelans deemed ineligible for the program would be processed …

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The U.S. will take in some Venezuelans while expelling others to Mexico

SAN DIEGO — The Biden administration agreed to accept up to 24,000 Venezuelan migrants at U.S. airports, similar to how Ukrainians have been admitted since Russia’s invasion, while Mexico has agreed to take back Venezuelans who …

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NNIRR and Border Partners Urge Prompt Investigation Into the Shooting of Migrants at the US-Mexico Border

El Paso, TX – The National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights condemns the shooting of two migrants that resulted in one death and left another injured at the US-Mexico border. While it is uncertain how …

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NNIRR On the Termination of Migrant Protection Protocols

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 10, 2022 On August 8, the Northern District of Texas lifted the injunction that had prevented the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from ending the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) also known as …

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The Secret History of the U.S. Government’s Family-Separation Policy

As a therapist for children who are being processed through the American immigration system, Cynthia Quintana has a routine that she repeats each time she meets a new patient in her office in Grand Rapids, Michigan: …

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The Missing Migrants of South Texas

As soon as Eduardo (Eddie) Canales walked into the office of the South Texas Human Rights Center on a hot day in mid-July, his phone rang. The nonprofit’s mission is to “end death and suffering on …

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Migrant deaths at southern border soar to new high under Biden

EXCLUSIVE — Migrant deaths at the U.S.-Mexico border have reached a new all-time high, with more bodies recovered over the past nine months than any full year in recorded history. Since the start of the federal …

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Job Opening: Texas Program Coordinator

Texas Program Coordinator: Border Justice and Human Rights Initiative The National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (NNIRR) is seeking a full-time Program Coordinator to implement our Border Organizing Initiative, a project that is building capacity …

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