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Friday Office Hours: Legal and Policy Experts Break Down the Leaked DHS Memo


This morning, Associated Press reported that a draft memo, written by DHS Secretary John Kelly, makes the case for deploying 100,000 National Troops to arrest undocumented immigrants in multiple states. While that issue has received enormous attention, the memo proposes far-reaching immigration policy and practice changes. The key issues include border security, detention, asylum, deportations and more.

In order to make sense of the memo, we are assembling top policy experts to analyze what the memo means. Please join us.


Eleanor Acer, Senior Director, Refugee Protection, Human Rights First
Kamal Essaheb, Director of Policy & Advocacy, National Immigration Law Center – Immigrant Justice Fund
David Leopold, Immigration Attorney and former AILA President
Chris Rickerd, Policy Counsel, Washington Legislative Office, American Civil Liberties Union
Angela Kelley, Senior Strategic Immigration Advisor, OSPC (Moderator)

WHAT: Office Hours on leaked DHS memo: Policy experts explain and critique it

WHEN: TODAY, February 17 at 3:00 pm EST