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June 17, 2021 • Report

New Report Finds Biden’s Immigration Approach Falls Short of Promises

According to a new report released today by Amnesty International USA (AIUSA), the Biden administration’s approach to people seeking safety not only falls short of expectations but is in urgent need of course correction as we approach World Refugee Day and reaffirm our commitment to supporting refugees worldwide.  

February 2, 2021 • Press Release

Accountability For Rights-Abusing Immigration Policies Must Not be Brushed Aside for Unity

Responding to executive actions addressing regional migration and border processing and creation of an interagency task force on family reunification, Bob Goodfellow, the Interim Executive Director of Amnesty International USA, …

December 15, 2020 • Event

Immigration and Human Rights in Honor of Human Rights Day

Please join Amnesty International Group 30 and the Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco Humanist and Nontheist Group for a thoughtful panel discussion about immigration and human rights in a …

September 1, 2020 • Report

Update to Amnesty International Report on COVID-19 IN US IMMIGRATION DETENTION (August 2020)

On 7 April 2020, Amnesty international issued the report ‘We are adrift, about to sink': The looming COVID-19 disaster in US Immigration Detention facilities.  As of 28 August 2020 – over four months since this report – the number of people who have contracted confirmed cases of COVID-19 in US immigration detention facilities has skyrocketed more than 200-fold, to 5,300 cases (850 of whom remain in detention, and have not been deported). Among those cases are some of the approximately one hundred families held in detention centres, which a US federal judge has said were “on fire” with confirmed cases of COVID-19 due to inadequate protection.

July 22, 2020 • Press Release

NO BAN Act Passage a Critical Step to Undoing Muslim Ban and Years’ Worth of  Discriminatory Immigration Policies

In response to the passage of the NO BAN Act (H.R. 2214) in the House of Representatives, Ryan Mace, Grassroots Advocacy and Refugee Specialist for Amnesty International USA (AIUSA), released the following statement: 

June 17, 2020 • Event

Juneteenth Re-envisioning and Rebuilding the Immigration Justice Movement

A webinar, “Re-envisioning and Re-building the Immigration Justice Movement,” hosted by Haitian Bridge Alliance, Immigration Hub, and Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) as a guided discussion about anti-Blackness in the immigration …

May 20, 2020 • Advocacy and GR

Letter to Senators on Immigration Detention and Gun Violence (May 20, 2020)

PDF version May 20, 2020 Dear Senator: Following last week’s passage in the U.S. House of Representatives of the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (HEROES Act), a …

May 15, 2020 • Press Release

Immigrant rights groups call on governors, health officials to release people in immigration detention

We are coming together to amplify pressure on ICE to act. As states address the public health and humanitarian challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are urging governors to use their public health authority to press ICE and federal immigration detention facilities and county and local jails and prisons to immediately and substantially reduce occupancy in facilities detaining immigrants and asylum-seekers. We hope that they will hear us and act swiftly to save lives.

May 6, 2020 • Press Release

First COVID-19 death in immigration detention a result of continued dehumanization of people by ICE

Reacting to reports that a person has died after contracting COVID-19 while in ICE custody, Denise Bell, researcher for refugee and migrant rights at Amnesty International USA, said: “If confirmed, this is the result of a continued dehumanization of people by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Coupled with a pandemic, these unchanging behaviors result in tragic deaths that could have been prevented.

April 21, 2020 • Press Release

Trump’s Proposal to “Halt Immigration” Is Fueled by Bigotry and Xenophobia

Responding to plans announced by U.S. President Donald J. Trump to sign an executive order “to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States”, Joanne Lin, the national advocacy director of …