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Human Rights Initiative of North Texas (HRI) Statement on Announcement to Expand Asylum Access

PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 18, 2021 Contact: Kali Cohn 972-638-7438 kcohn@hrionline.org Human Rights Initiative of North Texas (HRI) Statement on Announcement to Expand Asylum Access DALLAS – On June 16, 2021, Attorney General Merrick Garland reversed two Trump Administration immigration decisions that unjustly limited access to asylum for people …

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HRI Statement on Reduction of Immigration Backlog for Immigrant Survivors

On June 14, 2021, the Biden Administration announced a new policy intended to ease the tremendous harm of the immigration backlog on immigrant survivors of serious crime. The policy, which specifically affects immigrant survivors eligible for the U Visa, will authorize survivors to work while their applications await final approval. “We’re hopeful …