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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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NNIRR calls for immediate government action to support the families of the tragedy in San Antonio and address crisis of migrant deaths

The National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights extends our condolences and solidarity to the families of the migrants who perished and who were injured while traveling in a trailer truck in San Antonio, Texas. The …

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Supreme Court Sides with US in Immigration Dispute Over Review

The US Supreme Court ruled against immigrants seeking to challenge administrative decisions in federal court, in a case that could make the difference between someone staying in the US or being deported. In a 5-4 ruling …

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The Spotlight Report on Global Migration April 28, 2022

The Global Coalition on Migration and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung are pleased to announce the launch of the Spotlight Report on Global Migration. We invite you to join the launch event with a panel discussion via Zoom on …

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Dream, Rise, Organize! Saying Goodbye, Welcoming New Leadership

As we greet Spring and the renewal of nature, we are reminded that growth and change are inevitable. After two decades of dedication and devotion to NNIRR, Jennifer Ferrigno is leaving her current position as Co-Director …

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Op-Ed: Senators say they’re interested in bipartisan immigration plan; here are some suggestions

Sens. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) plan to bring together a group of senators interested in trying to revive immigration discussions after the April recess. They “want to sit at a table and ask members who have immigration, …

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The Fight for Labor Rights in Mexico

Activists are beginning to undo the damage done by NAFTA. The recent win of an insurgent union to represent workers at the Tridonex auto parts plant in the city of Matamoros, on the Mexico side of …

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C.D.C. Confirms It Will Lift Public Health Order Restricting Immigration

The agency cited “current public health conditions and an increased availability of tools to fight Covid-19” as grounds for returning in late May to prepandemic policies for admitting migrants. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

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