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Office Hours: Advocates Analyze Trump’s First 100 Days on Immigration and Refugee Policy

A recording of today’s call is available here. On a press call today, litigators and advocates reflected on Trump’s first 100 days in office, offering their perspectives on the key topics of the day: the radicalism of the Trump/Sessions/Kelly deportation strategy; the case of Juan Manuel Montes; litigation related to the Muslim and refugee ban; … Continue reading »

Friday Office Hours: Rep. Espaillat’s New “Sensitive Locations” Bill; ICE Targets Victims & Witnesses; Recess Plans

During today’s “Office Hours,” Congressman Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), Grace Huang, Angel Padilla and Frank Sharry analyzed the real-life impacts of Trump’s radicalism on immigration enforcement —families separated; crime victims and witnesses afraid to testify; the most vulnerable afraid to seek help — and overviewed plans to fight back against Trump’s $3 billion DHS spending request during recess. A … Continue reading »

This Week in the Immigration Debate: Courts Step in to Block Trump Muslim and Refugee Ban; Trump’s Deportation Force Funding Request

Legal experts and advocates gathered in a conference call with reporters today to discuss the Hawaii and Maryland court rulings against Trump’s Muslim and refugee ban, and a $3 billion supplemental funding request to Congress to expand Trump’s deportation force and immigrant detention camps. A recording of today’s event is available here. Tom Jawetz, Vice … Continue reading »

This Week in the Immigration Debate: Trump’s Joint Congressional Address; Revised Muslim and Refugee Ban; Deportations Continue

While the President pretends to be open to immigration reform, his enforcement agents are ramping up, deportations continue, the Muslim and refugee ban is expected imminently, and another young DACA recipient, this one in Mississippi, has been arrested and detained. It is against this backdrop that advocates and policy experts gave their take on the … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform “Office Hours”

 Rep. Ruben Gallego, DREAMers and Immigration Advocates Talk About What’s Happening in Congress & the States on Immigration Policy  To listen to a recording of today’s call, click here. On this week’s Office Hours call, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) joined DREAMers and immigration advocates to react to last night’s House vote to strike out an amendment … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform “Office Hours”

 Courts, Congress and Candidates: Leaders Discuss the Latest Developments in the Immigration Debate and How it’s Playing on the 2016 Campaign Trail It’s been a busy couple of weeks in the immigration debate.  Between the ongoing legal battle over DAPA and expanded DACA in the courts; new Republican attempts to insert anti-immigrant measures into policy … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform "Office Hours"

 Leaders Weigh in on Lynch Nomination; DOJ Lawsuit; Other Developments To listen to a recording of today’s call, click here. Washington, DC – Next week, after months of GOP slow walking and delay, the Senate will vote on Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch.  Bitter over their failed effort to shutdown Department of Homeland Security (DHS), a handful of … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform “Office Hours”

Latino Pollster, Latino Leader and Immigration Advocate Discuss What’s Next for Immigration Policy and Politics To Listen to a Recording of Today’s Press Call, Click Here. Now that the debate over Department of Homeland Security (DHS)  funding has drawn to a close, many are left wondering what’s next for immigration debate in the House and Senate … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform “Office Hours”

Legal Expert, Legislative Analyst & DREAM Leader Discuss Next Steps Forward in TX Lawsuit and DHS Debate in Congress  To listen to a recording of today’s call, click here. Between the legal battle in the courtroom and the ongoing Department of Homeland Security (DHS)  funding fight in Congress, developments in the immigration debate are moving … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform “Office Hours”

Advocates, DREAM Leaders & Legal Experts Discuss Immigration Developments in the Senate and Pending Court Decision on Texas Lawsuit Between the ongoing, intra-GOP debate over Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding in Washington, DC and a looming court decision from Federal Judge Andrew Hanen in Texas on the President’s executive actions, the immigration debate continues … Continue reading »