Tempest Tossed: Conversations on Migration and Mobility
- July 25, 2018 -- Tempest Tossed: Conversations on Migration and Mobility from the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility is a new podcast on immigration and refugees that goes beyond the predictable soundbites. Join Commission on Immigration member Alex Aleinikoff and guests for in-depth discussion on what's happening on the ground and how to understand current policy debates.
Statement of Hilarie Bass, ABA president Re: Executive Order on separation of children at the border
- June 20, 2018 — The American Bar Association is pleased that the administration has decided to stop the inhumane and untenable policy of separating immigrant children from their parents. We call on the government to expeditiously and efficiently reunite families and minimize any further harm to the children. The ABA pledges its full support in working within the legal community to make this happen. Read more...
Two immigrant moms seeking asylum speak on how DHS tore them from their children at the border
- June 2, 2018 -- CNN's Gary Tuchman shares the story of two moms who crossed the border into the United States asking for asylum. They are now being held in a California immigration detention center, but have been separated from their children
See interview from Anderson Cooper 360.
Commission on Immigration member Dora Schriro's Newsweek Op-Ed "MS-13: Children Aren't Lining Up at the Mexican Border to Join Gangs"
- May 8, 2018 -- Thousands of children have traveled north from Central America, with their mothers when they could, and alone when they could not, to flee gang-sponsored violence in their countries. They made their way to the southwest border of the United States, knocking on our golden door, seeking protection.
Read more from Newsweek...
Commission on Immigration Associate Director Tanisha Bowens-McCatty featured in the ABA Journal article, "Increased enforcement of immigration laws raises scam risk."
- May 1, 2018 -- “The problems that we see people are facing on the ground are not necessarily immigration problems,” Bowens-McCatty says. “We really need attorneys that have experience in civil court, in criminal court or experience sort of walking through complex matters.”
Read more from the ABA Journal...
The Legal Orientation Program will remain funded!
- April 25, 2018 — The American Bar Association applauds the Justice Department’s decision today to continue funding the Legal Orientation Program for detained immigrants while it evaluates the program’s cost effectiveness. Earlier this month, the department announced it would suspend the program effective April 30 while the study was being conducted. We are pleased that today’s action reverses that decision. Read more of President Bass' statement...