Matter of X-, Feb. 7, 2018, unpublished - "[W]e agree with the respondent's contention that in denying his motion to reopen, the Immigration Judge erroneously denied him the opportunity to testify regarding the amount of monetary loss involved...
"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...
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...
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
Chairman Ron Johnson R (WI)
"In our America, millions of households are mixed-status immigrant households. Like mine. Sitting behind me today is my Filipino-American family: my grandma Leonila, whom I love very much; my Aunt Aida Rivera, who helped raised...
Challenges at the Border: Examining the Causes, Consequences, and Responses to the Rise in Apprehensions at the Southern Border
July 09, 2014 10:00AM
The Honorable W. Craig Fugate
Administrator, Federal Emergency Management...
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 OF SARAH R. SALDAÑA DIRECTOR, U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
REGARDING A HEARING ON “A REVIEW OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR THE APPREHENSION, DETENTION...
"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...
"Several members of this committee have publicly expressed concerns about the views of Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch as to the legality of President Obama’s recently- announced executive actions on immigration. I have studied these...
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...