AMERICAN GATEWAYS: Suspending immigration to the US is based in fear and bigotry

Statement on President Trump’s announcement on Monday to suspend immigration to the US from Rebecca Lightsey, executive director, American Gateways, which provides legal aid to low-income immigrants from offices in San Antonio, Waco and Austin: President Trump’s announcement on Monday…

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AMERICAN GATEWAYS RESPONDS TO DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ABRUPT ANNOUNCEMENT TO CANCEL PROGRAM PROVIDING BASIC LEGAL EDUCATION TO THOUSANDS OF IMMIGRANTS IN REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS

Austin/San Antonio – American Gateways is deeply saddened and frustrated to learn that the Department of Justice has announced the discontinuation of all funding for the Legal Orientation Program (“LOP”) and Immigration Court Helpdesk (“ICH”) programs, effective at the end…

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Up in the Air: Refugees, Asylum Seekers and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The sudden implementation, if not spirit, of Executive Order 13769 caught many travelers and immigrant advocates by surprise. The order–signed on the afternoon of Friday, January 27th–modified the manner in which the United States accepts certain immigrants and all refugees. It instantaneously changed…

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