July 29, 2014 : "... Today, I would like to take this opportunity of my first appearance before you to provide an overview of key accomplishments and initiatives USCIS has undertaken and also give you an overview of some of the key challenges I believe...
"Like the overwhelming majority of other immigration law professors and scholars, I believe that the legal authority for both the Prosecutorial Discretion Memo and the DACA/DAPA Memo is clear. There are Congress’s express assignment of responsibility...
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...
"Mr. Chairman, the ongoing generalized violence, leading to coercion and threats to the lives of citizens—particularly children—of these countries, is the overwhelming factor facing these children and propelling their migration. Extortion...
On November 30, 2011 the House Judiciary's Subcommittee on
Immigration Policy and Enforcement [held] a hearing, "Is Secure
Communities Keeping Our Communities Secure?"
AILA Testimony to Immigration Subcommittee...
Ruth Ellen Wasem, Specialist in Immigration Policy, Congressional Research Service, October 4, 2011 : "This morning I will discuss some of the key features of U.S. immigration law that pertain to this hearing, the factors that drive unauthorized...
"DHS and DOJ have recently established an interagency working group to
implement existing guidance regarding the appropriate use of
prosecutorial discretion in a manner consistent with our enforcement
priorities. This interagency working group...