THE HUMAN COST
Immigration advocates have come together to file a brief before the Supreme Court that demonstrates the far-reaching consequences of every President’s actions. The stories of asylum seekers are brought to light in this brief now before the Supreme Court.
WE’RE NOT ALONE.
Ten other briefs calling on the Supreme Court to recognize the Biden administration’s power to revoke Remain in Mexico have been submitted. We’ve broken down what they say.
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In 2018, the Trump administration instituted the “Remain in Mexico” policy, returning asylum seekers to (or stopping them in) Mexico, upending the decades-long precedent of allowing people fleeing danger the ability to seek asylum in the United States.
The policy has forced more than 71,000 vulnerable people, including thousands of children, to languish in dangerous conditions in Mexican border towns for the duration of their immigration court proceedings. Human Rights First has documented the thousands of kidnappings, murders, rapes, and other acts of violence or intimidation suffered by those stranded by RMX.
Families and individuals face countless barriers in obtaining legal help to plea for their safety. Many children were forced to leave their parents and travel to the border on their own as unaccompanied minors. Rather than release these vulnerable children into the care of family members in the U.S., the Trump Administration rushed to deport them and the Biden administration has refused to give these kids the rights to safely seek asylum that they are due.
Currently, a circuit court decision, authored by a panel of all-Republican appointees including two Trump judges, is forcing the government to enact even more draconian and dehumanizing policies.
This decision came in spite of — not because of — the law, rejection of these policies by voters, and the constitutionally-mandated foreign policy powers of the executive branch. This is an insult to democracy and the rule of law.
Voters rejected President Trump’s failed immigration policies at the ballot box in 2018 and 2020, and President Biden is allowed to reverse them. The Supreme Court will decide whether the will of millions of voters and our laws can be undermined by a single federal judge.
People seeking asylum have a right to be safe, not stranded. Immigration advocates and communities who have decried family separation are coming together. It is time to make our voices heard and tell the Supreme Court that people fleeing for their lives should be #SafeNotStranded and #RMXMustGo.
Al Otro Lado
American Immigration Council
Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP)
Austin Region Justice for Our Neighbors
Bridges Faith Initiative
Center for Gender & Refugee Studies
Central American Resource Center of Northern CA - CARECEN SF
Community Asylum Seekers Project
Doctors for Camp Closure
Families Belong Together
First Focus on Children
Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project
Georgetown Law Immigration Law Student Association
Haitian Bridge Alliance
Human Rights First
Immigrant Defender's Law Center
Innovation Law Lab
International Mayan League
Jewish Family Service of San Diego
Justice Action Center
Justice For Our Neighbors - North Central Texas
Justice for Our Neighbors El Paso
Justice in Motion
La Raza Community Resource Center
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center
Latin America Working Group (LAWG)
Lawyers for Good Government
Madres e Hijos
National Immigration Law Center
National Justice for Our Neighbors
NETWORK Lobby For Catholic Social Justice
New American Leaders
New York Justice for Our Neighbors, Inc.
Oasis Legal Services
Ohio Immigrant Alliance
Rainbow Bridge Asylum Seekers
Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES)
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights
Save the Children Action Network
Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Student Clinic for Immigrant Justice
Sunita Jain Anti-Trafficking Initiative
Tahirih Justice Center
The Immigration Hub
Unified U.S. Deported Veterans Resource Center
Westchester Jewish Coalition for Immigration
Witness at the Border
Women's Refugee Commission
Worldwide Documentaries, Inc.
Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights
CNN: SUPREME COURT SAYS BIDEN CAN END TRUMP-ERA ‘REMAIN IN MEXICO’ IMMIGRATION POLICY
THE GUARDIAN: BIDEN CAN END TRUMP’S ‘REMAIN IN MEXICO’ PROGRAM, SUPREME COURT RULES
NPR: SUPREME COURT ALLOWS BIDEN ADMINISTRATION TO ROLL BACK ‘REMAIN IN MEXICO’ POLICY
LA TIMES: SUPREME COURT RULES BIDEN CAN END TRUMP’S ‘REMAIN IN MEXICO’ POLICY
AXIOS: TRUMP-ERA REMAIN IN MEXICO PROGRAM UNDER NEW SCRUTINY
THE INTERCEPT: BORDER AID GROUPS FEAR SUPREME COURT WILL ENTRENCH A HUMANITARIAN DISASTER
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#SAFENOTSTRANDED CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES AHEAD OF APRIL SUPREME COURT ARGUMENTS IN BIDEN V. TEXAS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 21, 2022 Contacts: Tasha Moro; 323-450-7269; [email protected] #SafeNotStranded Campaign Launches Ahead of April Supreme Court Arguments in Biden v. Texas Outcome of case will determine future of the inhumane Remain in Mexico program and set critical legal precedent on executive powers LOS ANGELES—Today, 41 organizations launch the #SafeNotStranded campaign to shed […]