Researchers with the Migration Policy Institute will present results of their brand new study, “A Profile of Unauthorized Immigrants in Houston,” comissioned by the Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative.
The study provides an in-depth look at unauthorized and temporary status immigrants in the region, including those currently at risk of losing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Join us to learn about the most current information regarding immigration enforcement in the Houston region and the unique risks that Hurricane Harvey created for Houston’s diverse communities. The report and presentation will include analysis of the current political climate, proposed immigration legislation in Congress, the Trump administration’s executive orders and enforcement policies, the implementation of the “show me your papers” bill known as Senate Bill 4 (SB4) in Texas, and local policies regarding welcoming immigrants and participating in immigration enforcement.
Following the research presentation, a panel of diverse community experts will respond and discuss.
Kate Vickery, Executive Director, Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative
Randy Capps, Director of Research, U.S. Programs, Migration Policy Institute
Carlos Duarte, Texas State Director, Mi Familia Vota
Sobia Siddiqui, Communications Coordinator, CAIR Texas
Anne Chandler, Executive Director, Tahirih Justice Center
Damaris Gonzales, Houston Organizer, United We Dream
This event is co-spsonored by the Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative (HILSC), Houston Endowment, The Simmons Foundation, and Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR).