FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Alain Cisneros (Español)
Welcomed changes are coming to deportation cases.
[HOUSTON, TX] On Monday April 4, 2022 news of new priorities coming to deportation cases were announced. The following is a statement issued by FIEL Houston. FIEL spokespeople and affected families will be available for comment.
Read NY Times article here: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/04/us/politics/ice-immigration-cases.html
"We welcome this new change in immigration policy and know this is a good first step in fixing the backlog in our system. We have seen it in the past that these changes do ameliorate the huge backlog that exists in deportation cases. Prioritizing high risk individuals for deportations in most cases allows for families who may be entangled in our broken immigration system to continue to fight their deportations or seek immigration relief while here in the U.S. In many cases these are mixed status families where US citizen children would be affected by these measures. We consider this another ‘great step’ in the right direction and now more than ever is an opportune time to push for comprehensive immigration reform. " – Cesar Espinosa
FIEL: Immigrant Families and Students in the Struggle is an Immigrant Led Civil Rights Organization that advocates for just laws for all families, access to higher education for all people regardless of immigration status and for the rights of all people in unjust situations.