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 COVID-19 & URGES ICE TO RELEASE CERTAIN DETAINEES

AUSTIN–American Gateways, which provides legal help to low-income immigrants in more than 20 Central Texas counties, has curtailed in-person services in the face of the COVID-19 crisis to safeguard the health of their clients and staff. “But our most serious…

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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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