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For Immediate Release


Mariya Parodi,, +1 212-633-4211

Press Release

Restraining Order Halting the Deportations Moratorium Politicizes Safety


Responding to today’s court decision issuing a temporary restraining order halting the deportations moratorium by the Biden administration, Denise Bell, researcher for refugee and migrant rights at Amnesty International USA, said:

“This pause on deportations is a necessary and critical step as the new administration seeks to undo the devastating legacy of xenophobic, racist and anti-immigrant policies instated by the previous administration, and takes steps to grapple with a deadly pandemic whose impact has been exacerbated by deportations. The safety and lives of people are being politicized at a time when the country should be coming together to improve our shared future.”

Read more:

Human Rights Challenges Remain in Biden Executive Actions on Restoring the Right to Seek Safety in the U.S. (news release, 1/20/21)

All families seeking safety should be safe, free and together. People can learn more about Amnesty International USA’s work on the issue here.

People can learn about Amnesty International USA’s priorities for the Biden administration here.


Amnesty International is a global movement of millions of people demanding human rights for all people – no matter who they are or where they are. We are the world’s largest grassroots human rights organization.

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"Every day President Biden refuses to stop the Line 3 pipeline is a slap in the face to environmental justice communities and a renewed breaking of his promises on climate and Indigenous rights."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·

300+ Progressive Groups Urge Corporations to Ditch ALEC for Pushing Voter Suppression Bills

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Kenny Stancil, staff writer ·

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Winner will serve the rest of her five-year sentence under the supervision of a halfway house.

Julia Conley, staff writer ·

Analysis Highlights Biden Proposal to End $84 Billion Gift to Big Oil Buried in Trump Tax Scam

"We can stop this insane corporate welfare and use it to pay for a renewable energy future."

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·

Intent on Appeasing Manchin, US Blocks G7 Progress on Phasing Out Coal

"Once again Joe Manchin is casting a heavy shadow."

Julia Conley, staff writer ·