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Empire Justice Stands with Immigrants & Their Families

August 9, 2017

Empire Justice Center is proud to be one of more than 180 organizations across the country to stand up and speak out against the completely un-American attack on immigrants proposed by Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Tom Cotton (R-AR), and championed by President Donald Trump.  The bill is yet another assault on the values we all hold dear and tears at the fabric of our immigrant ancestry.  The RAISE Act would force the United States to turn away even more refugees who seek safety and freedom from war, disaster, political persecution and poverty.  It would keep more families from reuniting and weaken their family bonds.  It would close the door to opportunity for immigrants who come to America looking for a chance to build a new life and provide a healthier future for their children and grandchildren as so many of our parents and grandparents and great-grandparents did.

At Empire Justice we have been providing legal assistance to immigrant communities for over twenty years.  We work with our colleagues at the national and state levels to advance policy solutions that help people move forward.  We provide direct legal assistance to immigrants seeking to naturalize and pursue citizenship in this great country of ours.  We represent immigrants fleeing violence, immigrant children and young adults seeking due process to establish their own immigration status, immigrants being harmed and mistreated here in the U.S., and families torn apart in their home countries who are desperately seeking family reunification.  Our clients speak many languages and are from broad diversity ethnicities and cultures. 

We stand ready to continue this work and to speak out against these xenophobic and mean-spirited policies that seek to further divide us as a nation of immigrants.


Anne Erickson, President & CEO