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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...

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...

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: 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...