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February 2012 News Releases and Statements


February 29, 2012
Civil Rights Coalition in Court Thursday to Challenge Alabama and Georgia Anti-Immigrant Laws: Press Conference to Take Place After Hearing

Attorneys from the National Immigration Law Center, the Southern Poverty Law Center, the American Civil Liberties Union and other civil rights groups will be at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit Thursday to present arguments against Alabama and Georgia’s anti-immigrant laws.

February 17, 2012
Congress Approves Tax Package and Protects the Eligibility of Millions of Immigrant Families for the Child Tax Credit

The National Immigration Law Center applauds President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senator Richard Durbin, and Democratic leadership and conferees for standing up for children, working families, and fairness. Thanks to their leadership, immigrant children were not denied eligibility for the Child Tax Credit.

February 10, 2012
Department of Labor Strengthens Labor Protections for All Workers

The United States Department of Labor today releases a comprehensive set of H-2B guest worker regulations to protect all workers from discrimination, rataliation, and abusive practices. Here is a statement from Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center.