We believe access to justice shouldn’t depend on where you are born or how much money you have.
We stand in solidarity with Black communities in the fight against systemic racism, anti-Blackness, and police brutality. Unequivocally. And we are fierce in our determination to continue standing with Black people and investing in their liberation until true peace with justice has been won.
Mendez Rojas is a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of asylum seekers challenging the federal government’s failure to give them notice of the one-year deadline for filing asylum applications as well as its failure to guarantee them a mechanism through which to abide by that deadline. On March 29, 2018, the court granted plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment and ordered the government to provide notice to class members of the one-year filing deadline and to adopt, publicize, and implement uniform procedural mechanisms that will ensure that class members are able to file their asylum applications in a timely manner. The parties have now reached a settlement agreement for implementing the court’s order.
As we confront the covid-19 pandemic and systemic anti-black racism, NWIRP is creating spaces for community members affected to share their stories. Visit the link below to build a more diverse, accurate, and representative record of this time.
On Thursday, June 18th, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the Trump Administration unlawfully ended the DACA program. While we are awaiting the Administration’s next steps, we have prepared this community advisory for current and potential DACA recipients to address questions following the Court’s ruling.
Like the rest of the community, we are deeply concerned about the ongoing global pandemic. We’re curating a list of resources pertaining to financial assistance, state and government guidelines, health insurance, and more.