Groups Take Legal Action to Prevent Texas Ban on Syrian Refugees

December 4, 2015

The National Immigration Law Center, American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Texas, and Southern Poverty Law Center have filed a legal response on behalf of the International Rescue Committee in order to prevent the state of Texas from illegally barring Syrian refugees from entering the state.

In taking this action, Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center, declared, “It is reprehensible that the state of Texas would take legal action in order to stop providing refugees with vital services. We are proud to defend the IRC’s efforts to provide those fleeing violence and seeking opportunity on our shores with the tools they need to flourish in their new homes.”

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Organizations mentioned/involved: National Immigration Law Center (NILC)
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