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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

Letter to President Obama regarding denials of due process for immigrant mothers and children detained in New Mexico (August 2014) ( PDF ) 
Subject area: Access to Justice for Immigrant Detainees

Letter to Congress on Appointment of Counsel for Children and Rollback of the Protections of Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (July 2014) ( PDF ) 
Subject area: Children in Removal Proceedings

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

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

Related Events

11/10: Immigration Outside the Law