Just Borders

Key border issues, background info, analysis

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Human rights, safety and dignity for all migrants and refugees

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Immigration Policy Reform

Following the Obama Administration's push for immigration policy reform, there has been a regression in terms of policy supporting immigrant rights due to the anti-immigrant stance of the Trump administration. The most damaging policies thus far have been President Trump's executive orders on immigration.  Read more >

Obama's 'Immigration Accountability Executive Action'

On June 23, 2016 the U.S. Supreme Court issued its 4-4 decision on the lawsuit blocking the implementation of the expanded DACA and DAPA components of Obama's Executive Action. The tied vote meant the lower court injunction against implementation of the programs would remain in place, a huge disappointment to the millions of undocumented immigrants who might have qualified for the temporary relief from deportation.

NNIRR Deplores Supreme Court Immigration Ruling, Calls on Obama to Suspend Detentions and Deportation -- NNIRR's statement on Supreme Court ruling on DACA-DAPA (June 23, 2016)

Supreme Court Deadlocks On Immigration, Leaving Obama’s Deportation Relief Plan In Limbo, Huffington Post (July 23, 2016)

On November 20, 2014, President Barack Obama announced his historic "Immigration Accountability Executive Action" that will provide temporary relief from deportation for some 5 million undocumented immigrants. The two administrative relief programs, however, were blocked by a lawsuit from 26 states. After wranglings in lower courts, the case was heard in the U.S. Supreme Court on April 18, 2016.

Click here to read NNIRR's latest update on the hearing. (April 15, 2015)

Click here to read an overview of the case and the Supreme Court hearing from Vox.com

Click here to read overview of the Supreme Court case from American Immigration Council. (April 16, 2016)

Click here to for the transcript of the oral arguments in the Supreme Court on April 18, 2016



February 17, 2015:  Federal Judge Andrew Hanen ordered a halt on President Obama's executive actions on immigration.

  • This ruling is not permanent, does not affect the current DACA program and only delays the application process. 
  • Immigration advocate groups urge all potential recipients of the extended DACA and DAPA programs to continue preparing the necessary paperwork to apply. 
  • For more information about what this ruling means, please check out these websites:

- National Immigration Law Center (NILC)

- Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc. 


Read more >

Seeking Border Justice

This website section is intended to serve as a tool to advocate against further militarization of the country's borders. It is a part of NNIRR's new initiative, Just Borders.

Sign the Petition - Support Ratification of UN Migrant Workers Convention

Sign on as an individual and/or organization to support U.S. ratification of this important international convention to protect the rights of ALL migrants.

UPROOTED: Refugees of the Global Economy

Produced by NNIRR with Sasha Khokha, Ulla Nilsen, Jon Fromer, and Francisco Herrera, 2001 (28 min, VHS and DVD)
$20 (plus $3.50 shipping)

UPROOTED: Refugees of the Global Economy is a compelling documentary about how the global economy has forced people to leave their home countries. UPROOTED presents three stories of immigrants who left their homes in Bolivia, Haiti, and the Philippines after global economic powers devastated their countries, only to face new challenges in the United States. These powerful stories raise critical questions about U.S. immigration policy in an era when corporations cross borders at will.

Available in English with Spanish subtitles. Read more >

BRIDGE: Building a Race and Immigration Dialogue in the Global Economy. A Popular Education Resource for Immigrant and Refugee Community Organizers

CD version only now available: $20 + $3.50 shipping/handling

BRIDGE is a popular education resource of exercise and tools for immigrant and refugee community organizations, and other allies of immigrants and refugees.

The original 320-page manual published in 2004 is no longer available in hard copy - but the CD version is available and very convenient to use, bookmarked and easy to download and print handout pieces!

It features eight workshop modules that include activities, discussion questions, fact sheets, and other resources to help build dialogue, engagement, and shared action within and between communities. Read more >

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