Human Rights Initiative of North Texas (HRI) Statement on President Biden’s Executive Orders

February 3, 2021

Contact: Kali Cohn

DALLAS – On February 2, 2021, President Biden issued three Executive Orders ordering review of family separationmigration at the U.S. Southern Border, and the Public Charge rule and barriers to naturalization.

“At HRI, we believe in a just immigration system,” said Pilar Ferguson, Human Rights Initiative of North Texas’s Asylum and Children’s Programs Director. “Yesterday’s Executive Orders help move us a step in that direction by ordering Executive Agencies to make plans to redress family separation, to address root causes of migration to the Southern Border, and to review recent barriers in our immigration system. But a just system also means redressing the history of racism and anti-Blackness of our immigration policy that long precedes the last Administration. We call on the Biden Administration and Congress to continue to swiftly undo the harm of the past four years and rebuild a new immigration system with racial justice at its core.”

About Human Rights Initiative of North Texas

For the past 20 years, Human Rights Initiative of North Texas has provided legal and critical social services for immigrant survivors of human rights abuses from all over the world. For more information, visit HRI is a 501(c)(3) organization and does not endorse or oppose candidates for office.


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