Special Alert 19

The Multiracial Activist Newsletter
Special Alert 19 – February 1, 2005

The Multiracial Activist Newsletter is an informational digest of news, events, new websites and other information of interest to the biracial/multiracial individuals, interracial couples/families and the transracial adoptee community. Published irregularly, with special alerts as news items warrant. The Multiracial Activist Newsletter is registered with the Library of Congress, Washington, DC – ISSN: 1522-6905. Past newsletters and alerts are archived at https://www.multiracial.com/newsletter.html.

Special Alert 19
February 1, 2005
Editor, James A. Landrith, Jr.
email: editor@multiracial.com

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Multiracial Activist, along with several religious and civil liberties groups, has endorsed a brief report authored by Maria S. Constantinescu on religious asylum seekers and the REAL ID Act’s impact on same.

An excerpt: ” Under current law, hundreds of religious persecution cases are pending before the federal courts of appeals. A disturbing number of these cases did not receive a meaningful review by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). The BIA is an administrative agency within the Department of Justice which handles appeals from Immigration Judges’ decisions. Its purpose, in effect, is to provide guidance to Immigration Judges by interpreting the immigration laws. The cases that come before the BIA are primarily from individuals seeking relief from orders of removal and deportation entered by Immigration Judges.”

Produced by the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, “Faithful but Forsaken: Real ID Act Harms Victims of Religious Persecution” is available online at:


The full list of endorsing organizations is below:

American Immigration Lawyers Association
American Jewish Committee
Anti-Defamation League
B’nai B’rith International
Church World Service/Immigration and Refugee Program
Center for Gender and Refugee Studies
Center for National Security Studies
Coalition for Immigrants’ Rights at the Community Level (CIRCLE)
Episcopal Migration Ministries
Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society
Human Rights First
Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs
Jesuit Refugee Service
Kurdish Human Rights Watch, Inc.
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
Midwest Immigrant & Human Rights Center, a program of Heartland Alliance The Multiracial Activist
National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium
National Immigration Law Center
Texas Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights
U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
The Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring
World Relief
World Organization for Human Rights USA

Yours in Struggle,

James A. Landrith, Jr.
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