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Black Immigrants Matter

In immigration, as in policing, every arm of the US incarceration and deportation machine brings down a hefty amount of its weight onto the backs of Black people. The day after a Minneapolis Police officer killed …

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Letters & Politics: Immigration at the Border

KPFA radio interview with Cathi Tactaquin, NNIRR’s founder and former director, and expert on immigration policy, speaks with Letters & Politics about the situation for migrants, included children, who are currently stranded at the U.S.-Mexico Border. …

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Is there a crisis at the border? Advocates in Texas say it’s ‘political manipulation’

The Texas governor has sent troops to fortify the border while advocates say the immigration numbers are being politicized Along the winding road which follows the Rio Grande west from Mission, Texas, dozens of armed border …

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NNIRR’s Statement on the Dream & Promise and the Farm Workforce Modernization Acts

For 35 years, NNIRR has been an organization committed to the human rights and dignity of all migrants and refugees. We have challenged punitive policies that have led to the criminalization of migrants and the militarization …

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NNIRR Statement about Violence Against Asian American Communities

Today, NNIRR stands together with Asian American communities in grief and in solidarity, as we mourn with the victims of violence against Asian American communities. It is time for elected officials and community members to come …

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Finally, a News Anchor Challenged the President Over Deportations

A few editorial pages do it, immigrant-rights and Latino advocates certainly do it, but mainstream news outlets, not so much. That is, forcefully challenge President Obama on immigration – on the disconnect between his oratory about …

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Biden administration will not defend Trump’s ‘public charge’ rule

Trump-era policy made immigrants who receive wide range of public benefits ineligible for legal status in the US.’ The Biden administration has announced it will not defend a hardline Trump-era policy that made immigrants who receive various public …

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NNIRR celebrates International Women’s Day & Advocates for Inclusive Immigration Reforms

Photo credit: Peg Hunter Today, on International Women’s Day we honor and celebrate the leadership of women in their diversity, including women of color, young women and LGBTQI+, whose powerful organizing has brought us to this political …

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Parents of 112 children separated at US-Mexico border contacted, court hears

Figures were provided as part of lawsuit brought by ACLU which in 2018 ended family separations under Trump policy The parents of 112 children separated at the US-Mexico border by Donald Trump’s administration have been contacted since January, …

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NNIRR Statement on the Citizenship Act of 2021.

The Citizenship Act of 2021 is a good first step, but only steadfast organizing can lead the way towards a more inclusive regularization program for all migrants and refugees. NNIRR welcomes the introduction of the The …

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Homeland Security officials scrap Trump-era union deal that could have stalled Biden’s immigration policies

The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday moved to scrap a contract signed at the tail end of the Trump administration that could have allowed a union of deportation officers to stall the implementation of certain …

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Biden to allow asylum seekers Trump kept in Mexico to enter US

(Feb. 12, 2021) The Biden administration announced Friday that it will begin processing tens of thousands of asylum seekers who were forced to wait in Mexico for a chance to obtain protection in the United States …

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