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VIDEO: Legal Experts, Community Leaders Talk SCOTUS, DAPA, & Raids Targeting Central American Refugees

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Earlier today, immigration law experts and community leaders joined an America’s Voice Google Hangout to discuss two major developments that have unfolded this month: the upcoming Supreme Court decision on DAPA and expanded DACA, and the recent Obama Administration raids targeting Central American refugees.

CHIRLA’s Jorge-Mario Cabrera, the National Immigration Law Center’s (NILC) Karen Tumlim, and former president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association David Leopold joined AV’s Lynn Tramonte and Juan Escalante to discuss the next steps we can expect now that the Supreme Court has decided to review the President’s executive actions on immigration (see coverage more from America’s Voice here).

Additionally, the panelists discussed the recent raids primarily targeting families who escaped gang violence and death in Central America. Reports and rumors of these early morning deportation raids have created widespread fear in immigrant communities across the nation, causing drops in school attendance rates and leaving businesses in Latino communities suffering.

Our Google Hangout featuring legal experts and community leaders discussing vital information on these raids, as well as the recent developments on immigration action in the courts, is a must-watch in its entirety below.

Additionally, the videos mentioned by Jorge-Mario during the hangout on knowing your rights in case you are detained or questioned by immigration officials are available to watch below in both English and Spanish below.