News & Opinion

National Lawyers Guild Urges US Government to Cease $3 Billion Annual Military Aid to Israel

July 18, 2014

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) expresses its outrage about Israel’s ongoing indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks against Palestinian civilians and civilian objects in the Gaza Strip. Following a barrage of recent airstrikes, the Israeli military on July 17 began a ground invasion of the Gaza Strip.

NLG Calls for U.S. to Abide by Human Rights Treaty Obligations and Cease Plans to Detain and Deport Thousands of Child Refugees to Central America

July 22, 2014

NEW YORK -- The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) objects to the President’s decision to detain and expedite deportations of thousands of children fleeing persecution and violence in Central America. The NLG also opposes any efforts by Congress to roll back critical human rights protections – such as the right of an unaccompanied minor to see an immigration judge – in the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization.