NJ Alliance Joins More Than 150 Civil, Labor, and Immigrants’ Rights Groups In Amicus Brief Supporting President’s Immigration Actions

Brief Filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Asks Court to Lift Block on Expanded DACA and DAPA

 

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Contact: Johanna Calle, NJAIJ Program Coordinator, 973-474-9850 (office) and 201-580-3060 (cell)

Newark, New Jersey – President Barack Obama’s immigration actions would allow millions of immigrants to apply for relief from deportation and work authorization, improving the nation’s economy and society, charged civil and immigrants’ rights groups — including the New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice — in an amicus curiae brief filed today. This brief was one of several in support of the Obama administration’s immigration actions in the case Texas et al. v. United States et al. to extend Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA), which economists predict will raise the GDP by more than $200 billion over the next ten years.

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NJ Alliance Slams Gov. Christie for Moving to Block President’s Immigration Action

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Contact: Johanna CalleNJAIJ Program Coordinator, 973-474-9850 (office) and 201-580-3060 (cell)

Following reports that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie joined the Governors of Texas, South Dakota, and Louisiana in submitting an amicus brief to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals opposing a stay of an injunction in Texas v. United States, the case filed by the State of Texas seeking to halt President Obama’s  Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) from last year providing relief from deportation to millions of immigrant families in the United States, the New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice issues the following statement:

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Diverse Alliance launches campaign to make New Jersey more immigrant-friendly

New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice to focus on organizing communities around policies to improve immigrants’ lives

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Contact: Johanna CalleNJAIJ Program Coordinator, 973-474-9850 (office) and 201-580-3060 (cell)

JERSEY CITY AND CAMDEN — Immigrants are pivotal members of our communities and deserve the rights and protections that will allow them to pursue the American dream as residents of New Jersey. That was the message delivered Tuesday by the New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice – a new, diverse coalition from New Jersey’s faith-based, grassroots, civil liberties, community services, and labor communities – in two locations: Jersey City facing the Statue of Liberty and in Camden at a local church. The Alliance announced the official launch of its statewide campaign, New Jersey for All, to achieve policies addressing issues of justice and equality in key areas affecting the lives of immigrants: labor, law enforcement, identifications and driver’s licenses. The Alliance plans to pass ordinances and resolutions at the municipal and county levels while also pushing the legislature for a statewide driver’s license for all.

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