Press Releases and Statements

    Immigration Equality Welcomes Supreme Court Ruling Allowing Biden Administration to End Remain in Mexico

    New York, NY (July 1, 2022) — Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Biden v. Texas that the Biden administration has the authority to end the Migrant Protection Protocols, more familiarly known as “Remain in Mexico.” Since 2019, the policy has required asylum seekers, including LGBTQ people fleeing persecution, to wait in Mexico until their hearing date, subjecting them to life-threatening conditions for months or years.  

    Ending Expulsions Under Title 42 Is an Absolute Necessity

    New York, NY (April 7, 2022) – “Republican Senators who are holding up urgent lifesaving programs that actually fight COVID in a misguided ploy to force the Biden administration to reinstitute Title 42 are playing a dangerous game.”—Aaron C. Morris, Immigration Equality’s Executive Director

    Immigration Equality Denounces Trump Administration’s Proposal to End Asylum

    Statement from Bridget Crawford, Immigration Equality’s Legal Director: “We have never faced a threat to asylum like the one before us right now. The proposed rules are so draconian that almost no one would be deemed eligible for asylum—no matter how strong their claim, or how compelling their story…

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