FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 29, 2023
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Justice Action Center, RAICES, and UCLA Center for Immigration Law and Policy Defend Humanitarian Parole Program for Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans
VICTORIA, TEXAS — Today, seven U.S. citizens represented by Justice Action Center (JAC), RAICES, and UCLA Center for Immigration Law and Policy (CILP) asked the court to intervene in Texas v. DHS to defend their ability to sponsor Cuban, Haitian, Nicaraguan, and Venezuelan (CHNV) nationals to enter the U.S.
Texas v. DHS, the legal challenge by Texas and 20 other states in opposition to the Biden administration’s two-year humanitarian parole program for CHNV nationals, does not take into account the critical perspectives of people who stand to benefit from this program. Today’s intervention motion seeks to ensure that the diverse voices of those impacted are heard by the court and beyond, in the fight to preserve humanitarian parole.
As one intervenor, Dr. Germán Cadenas said, “The [CHNV] program, like the parole programs for the nationals of other countries, is a good and needed program that will allow for more families to be united, for loved ones to be together, and for people to seek refuge.”