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August 2014 News Releases and Statements


August 27, 2014
Sept. 5 Deadline Nears for Latino and AAPI Immigrant Communities Needing to Verify Obamacare Eligibility

Latino and AAPI immigrants who bought health insurance through Obamacare must comply with the government’s request for more information about their citizenship or immigration status by September 5, and not get frustrated if they are having trouble submitting the information, health care and immigrants’ advocates said Wednesday.

Only a few days remain before the September 5 deadline for individuals who have been asked for additional documents to respond to notices. Failure to submit the requested information on time could mean a loss of health coverage through the Marketplace after September 30, advocates warned during a telephonic press briefing.

August 22, 2014
Groups Sue U.S. Government Over Life-Threatening Deportation Process Used Against Mothers and Children Escaping Extreme Violence in Central America

The National Immigration Law Center, American Civil Liberties Union, American Immigration Council, and National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild today sued the federal government to challenge its policies denying a fair deportation process to mothers and children who have fled extreme violence, death threats, rape, and persecution in Central America and come to the United States seeking safety.

August 13, 2014
Law and Precedent Allow Broad Presidential Action on Immigration

President Obama has the legal authority and historical precedent to issue broad administrative relief in the area of immigration, legal scholars and practitioners agreed Wednesday during a telephonic press briefing sponsored by the National Immigration Law Center.

With the president only weeks away from announcing how he will use this executive authority, legal experts reviewed the broad range of options the president can employ, including deferred action, which is a form of prosecutorial discretion.

August 1, 2014
NILC: Shameful Display of Politics Attacks Women and Children Fleeing Violence

In a stunning display of cold political gamesmanship and miscalculation, the GOP-led House of Representatives hastily passed a measure today that would roll back due process protections for child refugees, a measure whose effect would be to deport many children back to violent and even deadly situations. The measure also would provide a small amount of temporary relief money, but only through the end of September. Here is a statement from Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center.