Civil legal aid groups work together to to prevent Texas from barring entry to Syrian refugees.
National Immigration Law Center (NILC)
December 4, 2015
Organizations mentioned/involved: National Immigration Law Center (NILC)
The National Immigration Law Center, American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Texas, and Southern Poverty Law Center have filed a legal response on behalf of the International Rescue Committee in order to prevent the state of Texas from illegally barring Syrian refugees from entering the state.
In taking this action, Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center, declared, “It is reprehensible that the state of Texas would take legal action in order to stop providing refugees with vital services. We are proud to defend the IRC’s efforts to provide those fleeing violence and seeking opportunity on our shores with the tools they need to flourish in their new homes.”Tags: Federal Lawsuit, Immigration, Minorities: Middle Eastern