2018 was a year of radical growth for the Innovation Law Lab, and as our team grew, so too did our impact. With increased capacity, we were able to strategically intervene at new points of the immigration journey.
2018 will forever be remembered for the federal government’s unrelenting attacks on the rights of immigrants and refugees— from separating parents and children at the border, to detaining asylum seekers in federal prisons, to reversing legal precedents that protected victims of gender-fueled violence, to attempting to close the border to those seeking asylum.
In spite of the Trump Administration’s actions and propaganda, organizations and people across the country came together to fight back with every tool at our disposal. We bring this resistance with us into 2019. We will continue to fight for a future where immigrant detention no longer exists, where the right to asylum is respected, and where to the immigrant we can say, “welcome, you have come to the place where you belong.”