We’ve said this before, and we’ll repeat it: Relying on the courts to protect DACA is not a viable strategy to protect our communities from deportation. Congress and the Biden administration must create a pathway to citizenship for all undocumented people in the U.S. The time for waiting is over.
Mohammed is a RAICES client from Yemen who has been in various forms of detention for 2.5 years precipitated initially by failing to identify himself upon entry — a rare federal charge that has been systematically leveraged to target asylum seekers from Muslim-majority countries.
Since 2022, Governor Abbott has trafficked 30,000 human lives across state lines in a flagrant attempt to dehumanize families and inflame anti-immigrant sentiment. Tell the Biden Administration: Stop Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Cruel ‘Migrant Bus’ Program.
It is absurd for Governor Abbott to plead for human lives when he has systematically exploited immigrants, asylum-seekers, and refugees –– and exacerbated divides by shutting down our borders to those seeking their human and legal right to asylum.
Fifty-three lives were needlessly lost one year ago in a horrific, preventable tragedy resulting from a cruel immigration system that has wholly dehumanized and criminalized those who seek safety and freedom within our borders.
Together, we harnessed the power to end Zero Tolerance — one of the greatest moral crises of our generation. But the fight against Zero Tolerance was only the beginning of our collective action. Be a part of the revival we need to create real, sustained change in this country. Together.
Late Friday, RAICES, global law firm Hogan Lovells, and Am Law 200 firm Lewis Roca filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government on behalf of two families separated at the U.S. border not once — but twice — to punish families who were exercising their legal and human right to request asylum.