Advancing Justice - AAJC Joins 150+ Groups in Urging DHS to Ensure SCOTUS Dobbs Decision Has No Impact on Immigration Enforcement

July 19, 2022

156 organizations send letter to DHS addressing recent Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson and implications for immigration enforcement.

In light of the Supreme Court’s rights-stripping decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, we, the undersigned organizations, write to urge you to immediately issue clear guidance that DHS shall not use any abortion care-related arrest or conviction as a basis for any immigration enforcement action, nor shall the agency consider it a barrier to any form of immigration relief. Furthermore, we urge you to ensure that all people held in DHS custody have timely access to the full range of reproductive health care, including abortion care, regardless of the laws of the states where they may be detained. Finally, we seek a commitment to ensuring that DHS will not deter or interfere with people’s ability to safely and freely travel from and return to their states and communities of residence for abortion care, regardless of their immigration status.