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House testimony: Ruth Ellen Wasem

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 migration to the United States, and the relevance...

House testimony: ICE on prosecutorial discretion

"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 will work to determine that immigration judges...

House testimonies on Secure Communities

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 Testimonies AILA Testimony to Immigration Subcommittee for SC Hearing (AILA Doc No. 11112865) AILA's...

Jose Antonio Vargas 'Defines American'

"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 me; and my Uncle Conrad Salinas, who served in the...

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...

Violence the 'Overwhelming Factor' Pushing Kids Out of Central America: Bishop Mark Seitz

"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, family abuse and instability, kidnapping, threats...

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 ...

House Testimony of USCIS Director Leon Rodriguez

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 we currently face. Each of the actions we are...

Legomsky on Legality of DAPA, Expanded DACA (Senate Testimony)

"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 issues carefully. While I appreciate that reasonable...

Legomsky: Presidential Authority for DAPA/DACA Clear (House Testimony)

"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 to the Secretary of Homeland Security for...

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...

ICE on Enforcement: House Testimony, Clarification

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, AND RELEASE OF NON-CITIZENS UNLAWFULLY PRESENT...

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)...