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AG Racine Releases Final 8-Year Report Showing Growth and Impact of the Office of the Attorney General Since 2015

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today released a new, comprehensive report highlighting the breadth of work of the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) over the past eight years.  

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AG Racine Releases Final 8-Year Report Showing Growth and Impact of the Office of the Attorney General Since 2015

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today released a new, comprehensive report highlighting the breadth of work of the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) over the past eight years.  

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AG Racine & AG Raoul Urge Biden Administration to Expand Temporary Protected Status for Haitian Immigrants

Attorney General Karl A. Racine – a Haitian immigrant – and Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul – born to Haitian parents – urged the President and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to redesignate Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and protect Haitian residents in the United…

Topics: Immigration
Testimony

OAG Testimony on on Attendance, Chronic Absenteeism, and Truancy in the District

 Statement of Dana Edwards, Case Manager, Public Safety Division, Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia 

Topics: Child Support
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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