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Criminal Bars to Immigration Reform:
Creating a Pathway to Citizenship for All Immigrants
Monday April 29, 2pm EST/11am PST
The Immigrant Justice Network, a collaboration between the Immigrant Defense Project, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, along with the Immigration Advocates Network, is a hosting a webinar for grassroots activists and other allies to discuss the impact of federal immigration reform efforts on those with prior contact with the criminal justice system.
The briefing will cover:
- What kind of crime-related bars are in the “Gang of 8” immigration bill? What does it mean for immigrants accused or convicted of crimes?
- How can we ensure that federal immigration reform rolls back harsh mandatory deportation laws and allows judges to weigh the individual circumstances of a person’s case?
- How can we message these difficult issues most effectively to ensure fundamental fairness for all immigrants?
Paromita Shah, Associate Director, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyer’s Guild
Angie Junck, Supervising Attorney, Immigrant Legal Resource Center
Alisa Wellek, Deputy Director, Immigrant Defense Project
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