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House Hearing: Agricultural Labor: From H-2A to a Workable Agricultural Guestworker Program

Tuesday 2/26/2013 - 2:00 p.m.

Congressionals Agree on Need to Rework H-2A Agricultural Worker Visa Program

"Republicans and Democrats said Tuesday that farmers should be allowed to hire foreign workers more easily as Congress reworks U.S. immigration laws. But there was some disagreement on how it should happen. Lawmakers and witnesses at a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing said the visa program that...

House Hearing Live Now: Enhancing American Competitiveness through Skilled Immigration

Hearing on Enhancing American Competitiveness through Skilled Immigration Tuesday 3/5/2013 - 10:00 a.m. 2141 Rayburn House Office Building Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security Witness List Mr. Bruce A. Morrison Chairman Morrison Public Affairs Group Testifying...

House Hearing Webcast Live Now: 'Examining the Role of Lower-Skilled Guest Worker Programs in Today's Economy'

Subcommittee on Workforce Protections March 14, 2013 - "Examining the Role of Lower-Skilled Guest Worker Programs in Today's Economy" The hearing is scheduled at 10:00 a.m. in room 2175 Rayburn H.O.B. **View a Live Webcast of the Hearing** Please note that this feature is only...

Senate Hearing Today: How Comprehensive Immigration Reform Should Address the Needs of Women and Families

“How Comprehensive Immigration Reform Should Address the Needs of Women and Families” Senate Judiciary Committee, Full Committee; DATE: March 18, 2013 TIME: 02:00 PM ROOM: Dirksen 226 "Eliminating or restricting family-based immigration would tear apart existing family structures...

Live Webcast: Senate Hearing on Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Hearing on Comprehensive Immigration Reform Legislation Senate Judiciary Committee Full Committee DATE: April 19, 2013 TIME: 10:00 AM ROOM: Hart 216

Full Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on S. 744 on Monday, Apr. 22, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern

The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, S.744 Senate Judiciary Committee Full Committee DATE: April 22, 2013 TIME: 10:00 AM ROOM: Hart 216

BIA on Right to Asylum Hearing: Matter of E-F-H-L-

"In the ordinary course of removal proceedings, an applicant for asylum or for withholding or deferral of removal is entitled to a hearing on the merits of those applications, including an opportunity to provide oral testimony and other evidence, without first having to establish prima facie eligibility...

Safe Passage Project: House Testimony on Unaccompanied Minors

Statement to the House Judiciary Committee June 25, 2014 Children Fleeing Violence from Central America, In This Humanitarian Crisis, Have Legal Rights and Claims to Protection Under U.S. Humanitarian Laws "These young people have a right to apply for protection under our existing laws. Not...

Links to Witness Testimony for Today's Senate Hearing on Border Crisis

Challenges at the Border: Examining the Causes, Consequences, and Responses to the Rise in Apprehensions at the Southern Border July 09, 2014 10:00AM Witnesses The Honorable W. Craig Fugate Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency U.S. Department of Homeland Security ...

Senate Hearing: Dangerous Passage - Central America In Crisis and the Exodus of Unaccompanied Minors

U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Dangerous Passage: Central America In Crisis And the Exodus of Unaccompanied Minors Date: Thursday, July 17, 2014 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Senate Dirksen 419 Presiding: Senator Menendez Witnesses Panel One The Honorable Thomas A. Shannon Jr. Counselor...

EOIR Proposed Rule: Separate Representation for Custody and Bond Proceedings

"This document proposes to amend the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) regulations relating to the representation of aliens in custody and bond proceedings. Specifically, this rulemaking proposes to allow a representative before EOIR to enter an appearance in custody and bond proceedings...

Immigration Judge Hears Bond Pleas By Video, 1,700 Miles Away

"Immigration Judge Quynh Bain keeps having to interrupt the witness to ask her to slow down her account of the night that some Mara-18 gang members ran her off the road in her hometown in El Salvador. “Please remember,’’ the judge tells her through an interpreter, “that one...

CA5 on Notice: Barrios-Cantarero v. Holder

"The BIA committed legal error by determining that Barrios-Cantarero was properly given notice through a letter addressed to Adrian Eliseo and therefore abused its discretion by denying his motion to reopen. ... Here, the BIA failed to apply 8 C.F.R. § 103.8(a)(1)(i) in determining whether...

DOJ to Court Watchers: 'Move Along, Nothing to See Here'

"The Justice Department said Thursday that it will block video recordings of next month’s closing arguments in a Seattle court case that addresses the rights of child migrants to legal counsel in deportation proceedings. A DOJ spokesperson said the prohibition is only intended to protect the...

The Power and Potential of High Skilled Immigration

"Now more than ever, we need an honest conversation about reforms that can improve and strengthen the admission of these immigrants into our labor force. But to do that, we must move the current immigration debate beyond the stereotypes, myths, and hyperbole that distract from that conversation...

BIA on Bond Hearing Venue: Matter of Cerda Reyes

Official Headnote : "The rules for applying for a bond redetermination at 8 C.F.R. § 1003.19(c) (2014) relate to venue, not jurisdiction." - Matter of Cerda Reyes , 26 I&N Dec. 528 (BIA 2015). [Note Footnote 8: "We recognize that there must be coordination between the OCIJ...

Update on New and Novel PSGS: USCIS, Apr. 15, 2015

A Washington Times article references a 27-page document on the 'particular social group' (PSG) aspect of asylum adjudications, discussed during an April 23, 2015 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing . The document, dated April 15, 2015 and entitled "Update on New and Novel PSGS" is...

James C. Ho on Birthright Citizenship: Defining 'American'

Constitutional litigator and scholar James C. Ho is a partner in the Dallas office of Gibson Dunn. In 2006 he wrote an article on birthright citizenship entitled Defining American: Birthright Citizenship and the Original Understanding of the 14th Amendment . We offer it here to counter the (flawed, in...

Senate Hearing Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - The 2014 Humanitarian Crisis at Our Border: A Review of the Government's Response to Unaccompanied Minors One Year Later

The 2014 Humanitarian Crisis at Our Border: A Review of the Government's Response to Unaccompanied Minors One Year Later Full Committee Hearing July 07, 2015 10:00AM Location: SD-342, Dirksen Senate Office Building Witnesses Juan P. Osuna Director Executive Office of Immigration Review, U.S. Department...

Written Testimony and Statements from Senate Hearing, July 7, 2015

The 2014 Humanitarian Crisis at Our Border: A Review of the Government's Response to Unaccompanied Minors One Year Later Full Committee Hearing July 07, 2015 10:00AM Member Statements Chairman Ron Johnson R (WI) Download Statement (129.7 KB) Senator Thomas R. Carper D (DE)...

Texas, Feds Move to Cancel Aug. 19th Contempt Hearing in Brownsville: Texas v. USA

On July 31, 2015 the parties in Texas v. USA (S.D. TX, Brownsville Div., No. 1:14-cv-00254) filed a joint status report and motion , stating, "the Court should cancel the currently scheduled August 19 hearing. In the alternative, the Court should excuse the attendance of Secretary Johnson and the...

Notice of Proposed Settlement & Hearing in 'Reasonable Fear Determination' Class Action: Alfaro Garcia v. Johnson

NOTICE OF PROPOSED SETTLEMENT AND HEARING IN CLASS ACTION INVOLVING DETAINED NON-CITIZENS WHO ARE AWAITING A “REASONABLE FEAR DETERMINATION” ALFARO GARCIA, ET AL. V. JOHNSON, ET AL., Case No. 4:14-cv-01775-YGR IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA...

Senate Hearing on Child Migrant Crisis

Live now on YouTube here . Subcommittee website here . Adequacy of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Efforts to Protect Unaccompanied Alien Children From Human Trafficking Member Statements Senator Rob Portman R (OH) Download Statement (103 KB) Agenda ...

NIJC, KIND and AILA Provide Statements for House Border Hearing

At 9:00 a.m. Eastern on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security will hold a hearing entitled, "ANOTHER SURGE OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ALONG THE SOUTHWEST BORDER: IS THIS THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S NEW NORMAL?" The statement of Mary Meg...