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Immigration & Nationality Law Committee

The Immigration and Nationality Law Committee addresses diverse issues pertaining to immigration law and policy. Included in the areas the Committee deals with are the prolonged detention of non-citizens, constitutional issues impacting immigration legislation, and questions arising from claims for international human rights protection such as political asylum.

Recent Reports

Testimony before the New York City Council on the Municipal ID Program, Int. No. 253 (April 2014) ( PDF ) 
Subject area: Municipal ID Program

Letter to Speaker Boehner and Democratic Leader Pelosi opposing the inclusion of Section 2107(d) in S.744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, which would deny Non-Citizens who legalize their immigration status Social Security credit for previously unauthorized work (March 2014 ( PDF ) 
Subject area: Immigration Reform

Testimony before the New York City Council regarding models for providing legal services for immigrants in deportation proceedings (February 2014) ( PDF ) 
Subject area: Deportation Proceedings, Legal Services

Court of Appeals Ruling Regarding Due Process Rights of Immigrant Defendants in People v. Peque (February 2014) ( PDF ) 
Subject area: Non-citizen Defendants

For the full list of committee reports click here

Legislative Activity

For more information on the legislative and policy work of the committee, including relevant reports, bill texts and additional advocacy materials, click here.


A Recent History of Bipartisan, Overwhelming Support for Appointed Counsel to Detainees - 7/23/13 Memo

Why Right to Counsel in Detainee Proceedings Won't Break the Bank - 7/23/13 Memo

Forging A New Consensus On Immigration Reform - 6/20/13 Event Podcast

What Passage of the Marriage Equality Law Will Mean for Same-Sex Couples in New York: A Multidisciplinary Forum - 10/4/11 Event Materials