WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights released the following statement in response to immigration executive actions signed by President Joe Biden today:
“With these three important executive actions, President Biden is building on the orders he signed on his first day in office to root out Trump’s bigoted policies. While we applaud these actions, it is critical that the Biden-Harris administration take further steps to ensure our immigration system is equitable and safe, especially for Black immigrants who are disproportionately targeted by both the criminal justice and immigration detention systems.”
Note: The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 220 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works toward an America as good as its ideals. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its member organizations, visit www.civilrights.org.