CLE: Fighting for the Release of Detained Immigrants During the COVID-19 Pandemic

UPDATE: Watch the webinar recording here and browse past NLG webinars here! Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 Time: 12-2pm PT/ 1-3pm MT/ 2-4pm CT/ 3-5pm ET REGISTER: bit.ly/ImmigrationCLE   Description: The detention of immigrants who are in removal proceedings, fighting to remain in the US with their families, or seeking a safe haven from government […]

NLG Statement in Support of #8toAbolition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: communications@nlg.org The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) supports the #8toAbolition campaign, which builds on decades of work by Black feminist abolitionists to demand an end to policing and prisons, and community investment that prioritizes the lives and safety of Black people. 8 to Abolition was created by BIPOC police and prison abolitionists as […]

New Jersey NLG Stands In Solidarity with #FreeThemAll #DetentionIsDeadly

Contact: Stanley Holdorf, Esq. / 833-654-7526, ext. 1. Allies everywhere can participate digitally in the 24-hour vigil at Elizabeth, New Jersey Detention Center that begins on Saturday, 5/16/2020  The Immigration Rights Committee and Prisoners Legal Advocacy Network of the Delaware-New Jersey National Lawyers Guild have endorsed the 24-hour vigil at the Elizabeth Detention Center that […]

NLG Statement on COVID-19: Solidarity in Times of Crisis

Note: Scroll down for links to resources and other ways to take action. The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is committed to building collective power and solidarity during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the spirit of our mission of valuing human rights and the rights of ecosystems over property interests: “We must lift coercive economic sanctions, prioritize […]

NLG Releases Report Documenting Human Rights Violations of Asylum Seekers at the Southern Border

NEW YORK—The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) has released the report, Stranded: Forced Migration, Illegal Barriers to Asylum, and the Humanitarian Crisis in Tijuana, documenting human rights abuses of migrants observed during a March 2019 NLG International Committee fact-finding delegation. The team traveled to Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego, California with the aim of investigating and […]

NLG DE-NJ Chapter Joins Coalition in Letter Urging NJ Gov. to Expand Universal Representation Program for Low-Income Immigrants Facing Deportation

Contact: newjersey@nlg.org As New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s March 5th FY2020 Budget Address approaches, the Delaware-New Jersey chapter of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) has joined more than 30 other law organizations, legal experts, and faith and labor leaders in a letter urging him to fully fund a universal representation program that provides appointed counsel […]

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 […]