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AG Racine Awards $150,000 to Six Local Nonprofits Providing Humanitarian Aid to Migrants & Asylum-Seekers who Were Transported to District

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that six local nonprofit organizations will receive Migrant Humanitarian Crisis Grants from the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) totaling $150,000 to support their front-line efforts to provide critical resources – such as housing, food,…

Topics: Immigration
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AG Racine Creates New Grant Program to Provide Immediate Assistance to Vulnerable Migrants Transported From Arizona & Texas

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that in response to Texas and Arizona Governors’ busing migrants to the District, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) will offer grants to local organizations at the front lines of providing critical humanitarian assistance and services.

Topics: Immigration
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AG Racine Leads Coalition Urging the Biden Administration to Protect Haitian Migrants Fleeing Persecution

District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine and Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul today led a coalition of 15 attorneys general in filing a friend of the court brief supporting nonprofit group Haitian Bridge Alliance’s challenge to the federal government’s treatment of Haitian…

Topics: Immigration
Testimony

Testimony on Paternity Establishment Amendment Act

OAG testified before DC Council about needed reforms to modernize our approach to establishing paternity.

Topics: Child Support

New 18-month Designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status

On August 3, 2021, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) issued a new 18-month designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”). This new TPS designation enables Haitian nationals (and individuals without nationality who last resided in Haiti) who have continuously resided…

Topics: Immigration
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AG Racine Leads 20 Attorneys General in Supreme Court Brief Supporting the Rights of Temporary Protected Status Holders to Become Permanent Residents

Attorney General Karl A. Racine, along with Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, led a coalition of 20 attorneys general in filing a brief with the United States Supreme Court supporting the ability of individuals living in the United States under Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to…

Topics: Immigration
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AG Racine Leads Coalition of Attorneys General Defending Family Reunification Programs for Haitian and Filipino Immigrants

Attorney General Karl A. Racine and Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul co-led a group of 20 attorneys general urging the Biden administration to abandon Trump-era plans to terminate family reunification programs impacting Haitian and Filipino immigrants.

Topics: Immigration
Testimony

OAG Testimony on Sanctuary Values Amendment Act of 2019

Statement of Aurélie Mathieu, Assistant Attorney General for Policy and Legislative Affairs, Office of the Attorney General  

Topics: Immigration
Press Release

AG Racine Joins Multistate Lawsuit To Stop Trump Effort That Threatens To Block International Students From Studying In United States

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today joined a coalition of 18 Attorneys General in filing a lawsuit to stop a new federal rule that threatens to block hundreds of thousands of international students from studying in the United States.

Topics: Immigration

Recursos para DREAMers

El mes pasado, la Corte Suprema afirmo la Acción Diferida (DACA), un programa federal que ha permitido que cientos de miles de DREAMers vivan y trabajen en los Estados Unidos sin temor a ser deportados.