People For the American Way

People For: SCOTUS Deals Severe Blow to Immigrants’ Rights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 16, 2022

Contact: Press Department at People For the American Way

Email: media@pfaw.org

Phone Number: 202-467-4999

Washington, D.C. – Following today’s Supreme Court ruling in Patel v. Garland, in which the Court’s far-right majority dealt a severe blow to immigrants’ rights by ruling they cannot appeal certain decisions of immigration authorities in federal court even when they are premised on serious factual errors, People For the American Way President Ben Jealous released the following statement:

“This Supreme Court, dominated by Trump-appointed, far-right justices, is pursuing a scorched-earth campaign against a wide range of our rights and freedoms. Today the victims are immigrants to this country, who are being stripped of their right to a day in court to resolve unjust administrative hurdles related to their status. This Court becomes more extreme and dangerous by the day.”

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People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and build a democratic society that implements the ideals of freedom, equality, opportunity and justice for all. We encourage civic participation, defend fundamental rights, and fight to dismantle systemic barriers to equitable opportunity. Learn more: http://www.pfaw.org