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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

Statement from President Debra L. Raskin in Support of the Fair Day In Court for Kids Act of 2016 S.2540/H.R. 4646 (April 2016) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Right to Counsel

Comment opposing proposal to repeal 8 C.F.R. § 274a.13(d) providing that USCIS must adjudicate employment authorization applications within 90 days (February 2016) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Visa Work Authorization

Statement regarding US policy on removal/deportation of immigrant women and children (January 2016) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Removal proceedings/deportation

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

Of Interest

Huffington Post blog--We Must Honor the Rule of Law for Desperate Children at the U.S. Border--by Lenni Benson, Farrin R. Anello and Michael D. Cooper