PRESS ROOM

With Death of Kevin Kamenetz, Maryland has Lost a Fierce Fighter for Immigrant Justice
May 10, 2018

BALTIMORE (THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2018) _  CASA and its members are mourning the unexpected passing of Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, relentless immigrant advocate and public servant. “All of us at CASA are saddened to hear about the passing of Kevin Kamenetz, who rejected hatred and exclusion throughout his life in public service,” said Gustavo Torres, […]

CASA Lauds Riverdale Park’s Decision to Expand Voting Rights
May 8, 2018

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. (MONDAY, MAY 7, 2018) – On Monday, May 7, 2018, the town of Riverdale Park overhauled voting eligibility in municipal elections by expanding voting rights to all Residents regardless of citizenship status, lowering the voting age to 16 years of age, and providing same-day voter registration for municipal elections. The Riverdale Park Council […]

Fairfax For All Coalition Optimistic About Progress After Fairfax County Public Safety Committee Meeting
April 6, 2018

FAIRFAX Va. (FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2018) – The coalition of top advocacy and membership organizations and allies – Fairfax For All – issued the following statement after the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors barred the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) Office from participating in the April 3 Public […]

CASA Applauds Fairfax County Supervisors for Supporting an End to Unnecessary and Unconstitutional ICE Collaboration
April 3, 2018

FAIRFAX, Va. (TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2018) – CASA applauds the six public safety committee members who spoke in favor of ending the Intergovernmental Service Agreement (IGSA) between the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). At the meeting held at the Fairfax County Government Center, the Board of Supervisors barred two […]

CASA Condemns New ICE Policy Endangering Pregnant Women
March 30, 2018

LANGLEY PARK, Md. (FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2018) – Virginia Kase, chief operating officer of CASA, the area’s largest immigrant service, and advocacy organization, issued the following statement after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced it would end the presumption of release for all pregnant women ICE detains. “ICE’s new policy is a callous decision […]

CASA desafía la decisión inconstitucional de Trump de terminar el TPS para El Salvador
March 23, 2018

LANGLEY PARK, Md. (VIERNES, 23 DE MARZO, 2018) _ CASA, la organización de defensa y servicio de inmigrantes más grande del área, anunció el viernes que resistir el desmantelamiento inconstitucional del programa que ha otorgado permisos de trabajo a salvadoreños y les ha permitido vivir legalmente en los Estados Unidos por más de 15 años. […]

CASA Challenges Trump’s Unconstitutional End of TPS for El Salvador
March 23, 2018

LANGLEY PARK, Md. (FRIDAY, MARCH 23) _ CASA, the area’s largest immigrant service and advocacy organization, announced Friday that it is challenging the unconstitutional dismantling of the program that has granted work permits for Salvadorans and allowed them to live in the United States legally for more than 15 years. In January, the Trump Administration announced […]

CASA Weighing Options to Federal Judge’s Ruling in CASA v. Trump
March 6, 2018

WASHINGTON (TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2018) _CASA is reviewing legal options today after a federal district court judge in Maryland issued an opinion that the Trump administration had a right to end DACA, the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals which gave more than 800,000 undocumented young people, who arrived in the United States […]

CASA Holds DACA Clinic in York As the Fight For Dream Act Continues in Congress
January 18, 2018

YORK, Pa. (THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2018) _ As elected officials in Congress debate the merits of a law to protect young adults who arrived undocumented as minors to the United States, also known as Dreamers, tonight in York, CASA will hold a DACA clinic to encourage those eligible to apply for renewals to do so.The program known as DACA […]

Immigrant Groups Demand Comstock Defend Dreamers and TPS Holders
November 20, 2017

STERLING, Va. (MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2018) _ Immigrant rights activists will hold a vigil at 6 p.m. Tuesday to demand Congresswoman Barbara Comstock support bills that would protect young undocumented immigrants known as dreamers and beneficiaries of Temporary Protective Status (TPS). “Comstock has said she supports those with DACA but now it’s time to back […]

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