Our show on Tuesday, November, 21, 2017, 12:00-1:00 PM EST, will examine the serious issue of Immigration in the US and the Trump Administration executive actions
on the Muslim Ban, DACA, ICE deportations, sanctuary cities, other practices and proposed policies.
Our expert guests will include Sirine Shebaya of Muslim Advocates and a founding Board Member with the Dulles Justice Coalition; and D. Simone Williams, Managing Attorney at Williams Global Law, PLLC and immigration law specialist. See guest bios and pictures at www.BarbaraArnwine.com.
Given that this is the week of Thanksgiving, it is especially ironic that the Trump Administration has taken strong adverse action to limit immigration on the basis of religion and to punish undocumented immigrants. President Trump is determined to implement his racially charged campaign promises to build a wall and restrict immigration for Muslims and Latinos. There are serious constitutional and humanitarian concerns that have been raised by the Trump Administration’s aggressive and adverse immigration policies.
This month has seen demonstrations throughout the nation demanding Congress act immediately to pass a clean Dream Act. The Trump Administration has taken action to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program which President Obama initiated in 2012. As the program had provided for exemption from deportation and for benefits based on an application process requiring renewal, an estimated 800,000 DACA recipients will face rolling expiration of their coverage. On October 5th, the deadline expired for filing to renew one’s status as part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) leaving 36,000 eligible unauthorized immigrants missing this deadline. Furthermore, 154,200 more individuals with DACA status is set to expire between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018.
Unless Congress acts, eventually all DACA recipients will lose their protection and benefits. We will discuss the steps Congress is undertaking to address this crisis and what actions our listeners can conduct to help.
During the show we will discuss the Trump Administration’s Muslim Ban 3.0 issued in September, 2017 which banned those seeking entry to US who are citizens of Iran, Somalia, Libya, Yemen, Syria, Chad, North Korea and some specified groups of citizens of Venezuela. We will examine the court cases which are challenging the latest ban. On November 13th, a panel of the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals allowed part of the new ban to proceed but, following the Supreme Court’s June decision regarding the previous ban, exempted those with bona fide relationships/ties to the US. We will discuss next steps in this litigation and other cases.
Additionally, the Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been deporting undocumented immigrants at a furious pace. In response, state and local governments have declared themselves “sanctuary cities” refusing to cooperate with ICE in these deportations. This has resulted in threats to bar funding for these cities by the Trump Administration and court battles.
Will Congress pass a DREAM Act to protect DACA recipients? What should DACA eligible individuals do at this time? What actions should undocumented residents take at this time? Where can individuals get legal advice and assistance? What is the likely outcome of the court challenges to the new Muslim Ban? How do we fight racial profiling of Muslims by ICE and law enforcement? What is the fate of sanctuary cities? What can our listeners do to help? These and more issues will be covered by our show.
You don’t want to miss this show!
Be sure to listen live in the Greater DC Region on Tuesday, November 21st from 12:00-1:00 PM EST at WOL 1450 AM and worldwide on the Internet at www.BarbaraArnwine.com. You can call during the show with questions and comments at 800-450-7876. A podcast of the show will be available Tuesday afternoon.
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D. SIMONE WILLIAMS
Simone Williams is founder and Managing Attorney representing international businesses and investors in matters relating to U.S. and global immigration, EB-5 investments, corporate formation and […]
Sirine Shebaya is a Senior Staff Attorney with Muslim Advocates and a founding Board Member with the Dulles Justice Coalition. Her work focuses on the […]
Past Show – November 21, 2017
November 21, 2017