Despite record low levels of unauthorized border crossings, immigration enforcement spending is at historic highs. Alongside the exponential growth in apprehension, detentions, and deportations, there has been a decline in basic protections for the health and safety of immigrants in federal custody, alarming rates of sexual abuse and death in detention, a massive immigration court backlog, and other questionable as well as illegal practices that make a mockery of the due process rights of immigrants and the US’s treaty obligations. Hear from attorneys representing LGBTQ immigrants about the ways our immigration system’s departure from the rule of law directly threatens LGBTQ lives and concrete solutions.
Location: Franklin 7
Speakers: Anna Cabbot (Center for Gender and Refugee Studies); Aneesha Gandhi (National Immigrant Justice Center); Sharita Gruberg (Center for American Progress); Rachel Kafele (Oasis Legal Services); Aaron Morris (Immigration Equality)