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Immigration Law Experts Join Community Leaders to Discuss The Supreme Court’s Consideration of DAPA and DACA+ and the Obama Administration’s Immigration Raids Targeting Central Americans

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For immigration advocates, there are two major developments this month that will define our work in 2016: the upcoming Supreme Court Decision on DAPA and DACA+ and the Obama Administration’s decision to raid homes and businesses in order to deport Central Americans who recently came to the United States fleeing violence.

Leading immigration advocates and lawyers joined America’s Voice on a Google Hangout this afternoon to discuss what is next for DAPA and DACA+ at the Supreme Court, and share information that immigrants and their allies need to know about the ICE raids.

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court announced that it would hear arguments on the DAPA/DACA+ lawsuit. As immigrants across the country prepare to have their day in court, our hangout explains the next steps that immigrant families can look forward to.

Right before the holidays, the immigrant community was blanketed by fear and anger, as the Obama Administration announced a new wave of immigration raids targeting mothers and children — some of whom were even picked up by ICE in the middle of the night.  Our hangout provides high level information as well as access to additional resources that community members need to stay informed about their rights.

Watch a recording of the conversation here. 

Today’s Google Hangout Featured:

  • Karen Tumlin, Legal Director at NILC (Los Angeles)
  • Jorge-Mario Cabrera Jr., Communications Director at CHIRLA
  • David Leopold, Former President, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Juan Escalante, Digital Campaigns Manager at America’s Voice
  • Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director at America’s Voice