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Immigration & National Security Experts Discuss Trump’s SOTU Address; Family Separation Hearings; Possible National Emergency Declaration

A recording of the call is available here. Earlier today immigration and national security experts and advocates gathered on a press call to discuss Trump’s State of the Union address, as well as the first oversight hearing on the Trump Administration’s family separation policy, and a potential national emergency declaration. Ur Jaddou, Director of DHS … Continue reading »

Immigration Lawyers and Policy Experts Breakdown This Week in Immigration

A recording of today’s call is available here On the heels of yet another busy week in immigration, lawyers and policy experts gathered to synthesize this week’s immigration developments, including family separation policies; the matter of a-b; alternatives to detention; and the growing abolish ICE movement. Jess Morales Rocketto, Political Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance, … Continue reading »

Experts Gather to Digest Chaotic Week in Immigration

In the midst of the Trump administration’s inhumane, immigration insanity, policy and legal experts gathered to discuss the whirlwind of this week’s immigration developments and their implications. This past week, Trump signed an executive order on family separation that will indefinitely jail families all while Congress continues to scramble for a legislative solution to protect … Continue reading »

Legal and Policy Experts Breakdown The Latest in the Immigration Debate

A recording of today’s event is available here In the midst of yet another busy week in the immigration debate, leading legal and policy experts gathered on a press call today to discuss the latest developments, including the discharge petition, family separation, and raids. A recording of today’s event is available here. Greisa Martinez, DACA-recipient … Continue reading »

Office Hours: Dreamers, Legal Experts and Advocates Break Down the Latest on the Immigration Debate

A recording of today’s call is available here. After another tumultus week on immigration in Washington, leaders from United We Dream, UndocuBlack Network, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, and the Women’s Refugee Commission analyzed the White House immigration principles, the state of the federal immigration debate, and the next steps. A recording of today’s call is available here.  … Continue reading »

Office Hours: Rep. Gutiérrez Joins Litigator in DACA Termination Lawsuit and Dreamers to Address Latest DACA Updates

A recording of today’s call is available here. On the heels of another busy week of immigration policy developments, Representative Gutiérrez (D-IL) joined Mayra Joachin, a NILC litigator in the lawsuit challenging the termination of DACA, Dreamers Juan Belman and Gabriel Belmonte, and Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund to provide litigation and … Continue reading »

DACA-Recipients, Legal Experts & Advocates Call On Paxton and Trump to Focus on Building Our Country, Not Targeting Dreamers

A recording of today’s call is available here On a press call today, immigration advocates, legal experts, and DACA recipients assessed a busy week of developments. From the preliminary injunction on Texas’s SB4 to ongoing attention to the future of DACA and DACA recipients, the speakers provided key analysis and updates on the state of play … Continue reading »

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 »