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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 […]

PA Coalition Wants Harrisburg To Be Welcoming City for All 
November 17, 2017

HARRISBURG, PA. _ A coalition of local and state organizations is calling on Harrisburg city leaders to adopt shared values and policies that will guarantee Harrisburg is a safe and welcoming city for all its residents, including immigrants. The group will release a set of shared principles for community safety and will call on the mayor […]

Maryland and Pennsylvania CASA Members Visit Congress Asking for TPS Relief #ResidencyNOW
November 17, 2017

WASHINGTON _ Fearing an imminent elimination of the program that has allowed them to remain in the United States for years, more than 50 immigrants with Temporary Protective Status from Maryland and Pennsylvania will visit Congress Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. to demand Congress pass a bill that will give them a permanent solution to their immigration dilemma. […]

Civil Rights Group Demands Fairfax County End Collaboration With ICE Improve Relationship with Immigrant Community
November 17, 2017

FAIRFAX, VA _ Residents of Fairfax County Coalition, a group of local civil rights and immigrant rights organizations, will demand that Fairfax County end its collaboration with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and protect hard-working immigrants and their families during a press conference Tuesday. “The county has been reaping the benefits from the extensive contributions that immigrants […]

CASA Files Lawsuit Against Federal Government to Keep DACA CASA’s Lawsuit Argues Government Did Not Follow Proper Procedures in Ending the Program and Discriminates Against Mexicans and Central Americans
November 17, 2017

LANGLEY PARK, Md. _ Today, on the deadline for the last DACA renewal applications to be received by immigration, CASA and a legal team that includes Arnold & Porter, Kaye Scholer, LLP, the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP and the Civil Rights Clinic of the Howard University […]

CASA and Other Immigrant-Rights Groups Announce Lawsuit to Keep DACA  Termination of the Program Discriminates Against Mexicans and Central Americans
November 17, 2017

WASHINGTON —  Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients and eligible DACA applicants, along with CASA and several immigrant rights organizations, are filing suit against the Department of Homeland Security because of President Donald Trump’s abrupt rescission of DACA.  That rescission threatens the safety of DACA recipients and their families by raising the specter of deportation […]

Demonstration Planned for Capitol Hill Tuesday
November 17, 2017

WASHINGTON_ Immigrant-rights groups and allies will be demanding that Congress pass a Clean Dream Act that will prevent the deportation of more than 800,000 Dreamers working and studying in the country now. Activists from across the country will also demand legislative reform to legalize the more than 400,000 people with Temporary Protected Status who came […]

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