Additional Funding for SCAAP Program Incentivizes Dangerous Police/ICE Collaboration 05.09.2013 – Washington, DCIn response to Senate Judiciary Committee passage of the Feinstein 1 amendment, Chris Newman, Legal Director for the National Day Laborer Organizing Network issued the following statement: Senator Feinstein made the immigration bill worse today, putting both rights and safety in jeopardy. The Feinstein 1 amendment…
Judiciary Hearing was lost opportunity to ask DHS Sec about top priority for Immigrants
04.23.2013 – Washington, DC.
With Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee this morning, Senators had an opportunity to ask questions about the broken, unjust status quo. Instead, the hearing today was characterized by Sen. Chuck Schumer saying, “we certainly need more drones,” while Sen. Feinstein asked questions about student visa fraud and Jeff Flake mocked border crossing migrants to a room full of laughter.
At 2:30pm this afternoon, the Senate Appropriations Committee will have the opportunity for more substantive questioning of the Secretary responsible for unprecedented criminalization and deportation of immigrants and the $18 billion spent annually on enforcement.