Hunger Strike Demands by Central American Migrant Exodus

The following is a list of demands issued by the Central American Migrant Exodus at the Mexico-US border that started on 11/28/18 . Scroll down for English and Spanish transcriptions of the PDF below. Related: 12/5/18: [BLOG] Refugee Caravan: A Legal Observer’s Report from Tijuana 11/29/18: [MEMO] “Deployed to the Border: A Test of Conscience for […]

NLG Report from the Mexico-US Border

Image: NLG Los Angeles Chapter holding Legal Observer training at CHIRLA for Guild members heading to the border. By Traci Yoder, NLG Director of Research and Education National Lawyers Guild staff traveled to Tijuana the first week of December to observe conditions at the border and to coordinate with our members already on the ground […]

NLG Alabama Statement on the Occasion of the Funeral of EJ Bradford

Today, as Emantic “EJ” Bradford, Jr. is being laid to rest, the Alabama Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild joins all those demanding justice for him and his family and calls for the immediate release of all video footage related to his killing. We condemn the use of the cop-talk term “officer involved shooting.” It […]

Refugee Caravan: A Legal Observer’s Report from Tijuana

Image: Tents of hunger striking  asylum seekers at the border. The tent on the left reads one of their demands, “#2: Que se facilite el proceso legal del asilo USA / #2: That the legal process for US asylum be facilitated.” The tent on the right reads, “Estamos en huelga de hambre / We are […]

NLG & Al Otro Lado Mobilizing Legal Support for Central American Refugee Caravan at Mexico-US Border

Contact: communications@nlg.org, 212-679-5100, ext. 15 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2018 TIJUANA, Mexico—Since last Thursday, a Central American exodus of 4,000-5,000 asylum seekers have been arriving at the Tijuana/San Ysidro Port of Entry. The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) and Al Otro Lado (AOL) are mobilizing legal support on both sides of the border to help […]

Statement Against Antisemitism & Islamophobia

The following was originally submitted as an emergency resolution before the 2018 #Law4thePeople Convention, and was adopted instead as a national statement. The National Lawyers Guild notes with alarm the re-emergence of virulent and violent antisemitism, a core element of historical and currently resurgent white supremacy in the United States and around the world. Adherents […]

NLG Statement in Support of a Non-Binary Future

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) and its chapters nationwide are proudly in solidarity with transgender, non-binary, Two Spirit, and intersex members, supporters, and activists currently under attack from the U.S. President and federal administration. With the U.S’s midterm election even more important than prior years, we know this hateful discourse and transphobic rhetoric is an […]

National Strike Against Kavanaugh

NLG students are organizing the #StrikeAgainstKavanaugh, 10/10-10/12 to impeach Kavanaugh. Join and endorse the strike! Law Students Announce a National Strike Against Confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 9, 2018 Contact: kavanaughstrikeoc@gmail.com Today, law students released an open letter calling for a national student strike against the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh. On Wednesday […]