The event was hosted by the Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS), Cabrini Center for Immigrant Legal Assistance of Catholic Charities of Galveston-Houston, the Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative, and the South Texas College of Law Houston.
This panel addressed federal litigation as a prompt for unifying strategies. It covered legal challenges to the Trump administration’s Executive orders, to immigration enforcement practices, and in individual removal cases. It also addressed how communities can prepare for, assist in, and utilize litigation as one potential tool in an effective community response to anti-immigrant legislation and practices.
Moderator: Chris Rickerd, Policy Counsel in the National Political Advocacy Department, American Civil Liberties Union
Andrew Free, Founder and Managing Attorney, Law Office of R. Andrew Free
Geoffrey Hoffman, Professor and Director of the Immigration Clinic, University of Houston Law Center
Esther Sung, Staff Attorney, National Immigration Law Center