Immigration Enforcement, Civil Rights and Affordable Housing: When ICE Arrives
1 PM EDT
This teleconference will explore issues relating to immigration enforcement and civil rights protections at affordable housing developments. Topics discussed will include the relationship between immigration status and safeguards against national origin discrimination under civil rights laws, as well as what an affordable housing provider can and cannot do when ICE appears at a development. We will hear from both a housing provider about policies and programs to protect immigrant residents and from an immigration attorney whose legal services center advises residents and housing providers on how to respond to ICE.
Megan Sylvester, Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, Houston, TX
· Morgan Williams, General Counsel, National Fair Housing Alliance, Boston, MA
· Brandie Sendziak, Immigration Co-Coordinator, La Raza Centro Legal, Los Angeles, CA
· Sam Moss, Executive Director, Mission Housing Development Corporation, San Francisco, CA
· Chirag Bhakta, Community Engagement Coordinator, Mission Housing Development Corporation, San Francisco, CA