A 2012 report by the IPC was recently cited in a White House fact sheet pointing out the economic need for comprehensive immigration reform:
"According to the 2010 American Community Survey, immigrants earned a total of $1.1 trillion, and the Immigration Policy Center estimates that the purchasing power of Latinos and Asians, many of whom are immigrants, alone will reach $1.5 trillion and $775 billion, respectively, by 2015."
Philip S. Anderson, a partner in the Little Rock law firm of Williams & Anderson, is the third President of the American Bar Association from Arkansas. His advocacy on behalf of immigrants' rights reflects Mr. Anderson's long history of service to the bar and to the public. Prior to election as ABA President, he served as Chair of the ABA House of Delegates, the Association's policy-making body, and as Chair of the ABA Coalition for Justice, which oversees the ABA's justice initiatives program to encourage judges and lawyers to involve the community in improving state and local justice systems.
Mr. Anderson served by Presidential appointment on the U.S. Circuit Judge Nominating Commission Panel for the Eighth Circuit in 1978 and 1979 and was a member of the Federal Advisory Committee for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit from 1983 until 1988. He is a Trustee of the Southwestern Legal Foundation and is involved with other public service organizations.Read more...
In a recent article discussing Senator Ted Cruz and his dual citizenship with Canada, AIC Executive Director Ben Johnson was quoted to verify whether or not dual citizenship would preclude Cruz from holding the Presidency.
"Ben Johnson, executive director of the American Immigration Council, said he wasn't aware of whether there are rules prohibiting a sitting president from having dual citizenship.
"I would think the optics would be more challenging," he said."
Marcia Drew Hohn, Ed.D. is Director of Public Education at The Immigrant Learning Center. Prior to joining The ILC, Marcia was the director of Northeast SABES (System for Adult Basic Education Support). She holds a doctorate in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University and has more than 20 years of experience in adult learning and systems development. She has published extensively about immigrant entrepreneurship and organizational systems in adult basic education.
"The Immigration Policy Center notes that discretion can be used at any stage of an immigration case, from the apprehension phase – when it comes to stopping, questioning and arresting particular people, focusing resources on certain violations or conduct, or detaining people already in police custody or under supervision – to referring cases to courts to begin deportation proceedings. In most of the country, it appears that authorities rarely practice such discretion after proceedings are already opened: between October 2012 and March 2014, the group reports, ICE intervened to close only 6.7 percent of cases they’d earlier referred to the courts. The percentage varied widely by region; in Tucson and Seattle, it was around 30 percent."
Michael J. Wishnie, Esq. is the William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization at Yale Law School. Professor Wishnie’s teaching, scholarship, and law practice have focused on immigration, labor and employment, habeas corpus, civil rights, government transparency, and veterans law. This paper is adapted with permission from Wishnie, Proportionality: The Struggle for Balance in U.S. Immigration Policy, 72 U.Pitt.L.Rev.431 (2011) and Wishnie, Immigration Law and the Proportionality Requirement, 2 U.C.Irv.L.Rev.___ (forthcoming 2012).
With yesterday's bipartisan introduction of the DREAM Act, the House and Senate delivered yet another signal that the political tide for immigration reform is getting stronger. The bill seeks to remedy the predicament of a specific group of undocumented children who are blocked from realizing their full potential. By providing a path to U.S. citizenship, the DREAM Act would allow these children to pursue a higher education and contribute fully to our economy.
The 2013 National Immigration Litigation Strategy Meeting will take place on May 30th and 31st in Washington, DC. This event brings together immigration advocates from across the country to facilitate strategic planning and collaboration among litigators. This webpage includes everything you need to know regarding this year's event, including a draft agenda, reading materials, travel information, and registration to Thursday night's reception at Morgan Lewis. We will continue to post materials early next week and recommend that you check this page for updates.
As in past years, the majority of the two days will be spent in small group sessions focused on discrete litigation topics. Prior to the meeting, we encourage all participants to consider which sessions they would like to attend and to complete the suggested reading materials provided on this page.
Today the Immigration Policy Center unveils a new report entitled The Social Security Administration No-Match Program: Inefficient, Ineffective, and Costly. Co-authored by Marielena Hincapié and Tyler Moran of the National Immigration Law Center and Michele Waslin of IPC, this new paper provides the most comprehensive analysis of the no-match program and the Administration’s new proposed regulations to use the program as an immigration enforcement mechanism.