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01/21/2021 | Building an Immigrant Justice Initiative, Immigrant Rights - Creating Deportation Defense, Protecting Immigrant Communities

Center for Popular Democracy Network Statement on Moratorium on Deportations

Ana Maria Archila, Co-Executive Director of Center for Popular Democracy issued this statement following the announcement a moratorium on deportations from the Biden Administration

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Center for Popular Democracy


New York, NY — The new Biden Administration released a first-ever order to institute a moratorium on deportations.  This policy was unimaginable in previous years, and it is the result of many years of organizing by immigrant communities who made visible to the country the inhumanity of our detention and deportation systems.  So today, we celebrate this victory, while also calling attention to the fact that detention and some ICE arrests will continue during this moratorium.  We look forward to working with the administration and Congress to address the longstanding and ongoing harms of ICE raids, mass detention, and deportations and to transform our ineffective and inhumane immigration enforcement system from one focused on punishment to one focused on facilitating compliance and safeguarding dignity.



The Center for Popular Democracy is a national network of more than 50 community organizations dedicated to achieving racial and economic justice through local grassroots organizing. CPD trains and supports leadership, staff, and members to grow base-building organizations to scale and leverage that strength to win cutting-edge policy victories at the federal, state and local level.