Immigration Law

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 McCarthy, Executive Director, Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center is here.

The statement of Wendy Young, President, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is here.

The statement of the American Immigration Lawyers Association is here. - "Conclusive evidence shows that high percentages of migrants from the Northern Triangle have suffered persecution and have valid claims for protection under U.S. asylum and humanitarian law. Government data shows that 88 percent of the mothers and children detained in family detention facilities are proving to the government they are likely to be found eligible for asylum and other forms of humanitarian relief by an immigration judge. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees similarly concluded that Central American (as well as Mexican) women and girls qualify at extremely high rates for asylum and other legal protection under U.S. law."