Impact Litigation

JFON Impact Litigation creates far-reaching change in the lives of immigrants.

National Justice for Our Neighbors views impact litigation as a way to leverage our legal expertise for advocacy.

From the nationwide expansion of access to asylum for victims of domestic violence to class action litigation that will help reduce the number of women and children unlawfully detained, impact litigation cases have a positive tangible effect on an indefinite number of immigrant families, even in the face of congressional inaction on comprehensive immigration reform.

Whenever possible, we partner with other organizations in these efforts.

NJFON contracts with Nebraska JFON to engage in impact litigation spearheaded by their Legal Director, Shane Ellison. We strategically select cases to litigate, as well as weigh in on pending cases through amicus curiae briefs, that align with our values and expertise and that have the potential to create precedent for immigrants nationwide.

Here are ways that we engage in impact litigation:

For an overview of our 2016 Impact Litigation efforts, please go here: 2016 National JFON Impact Litigation Report

For further reading, here are two significant cases which pose interesting questions: 

Are familial relationships sufficient basis to claim asylum?

When is the persecutor also the victim?