NYIC: Statement on Garza v. Hargan

October 20th, 2017

Today October 20th, 2017 the U.S. Court of Appeals in the Second Circuit of D.C heard arguments in Garza v. Hargan.

Camille Mackler, Director of Immigration Legal Policy, responded with the following statement:

“This administration is not only targeting immigrants for deportation, but now depriving them of basic personal liberties. A woman’s immigration status is not an open invitation to the government to determine what she can do with her own body. The defendant should not have to give up her right to defend herself, in order to exercise another right to have privacy and agency over her own body.”


The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) is an umbrella policy and advocacy organization for nearly 200 groups in New York State. We envision a New York state that is stronger because all people are welcome, treated fairly, and given the chance to pursue their dreams. Our mission is to unite immigrants, members, & allies so all New Yorkers can thrive. We represent the collective interests of New York's diverse immigrant communities and organizations and devise solutions to advance them; advocate for laws, policies, and programs that lead to justice and opportunity for all immigrant groups; and build the power of immigrants and the organizations that serve them to ensure their sustainability, to improve people's lives, and to strengthen our state.