Author archive for Alisa Wellek

  • Immigrants Speak Out: Day of Resistance Against Criminalization and Anti-Immigrant Bills

    By Alisa Wellek on November 14, 2018
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    IJN Policy Platform Speaker Bios Oppose H.R. 7059, the “Build the Wall, Enforce the Law Act of 2018” Join the Immigrants Speak Out Social Media Campaign It is critical that Congress understand how our immigration laws criminalize immigrants and harm families and communities, in the face of an Administration perversely invested in turning the power of a deeply flawed criminal […]
  • Good News! Goodlatte & Ryan Bills Were Defeated

    By Alisa Wellek on June 19, 2018
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    UPDATE: Good news! The Goodlatte & Ryan bills were defeated. We need to keep up the pressure to end the criminalization of immigrants and keep families together.  ACTION ALERT: ​Oppose Anti-Immigrant Criminalization #PoisonBills in the House What You Need to Know about the Goodlatte & Ryan Bills TODAY, Trump’s cronies in Congress plan to put 2 anti-immigrant criminalization bills up for […]
  • Detention Watch Network: Why It’s Time to #Fix96

    By Alisa Wellek on June 29, 2016
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    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Why It’s Time to #Fix96 Featured Partner: Detention Watch Network [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This year marks the 20th anniversary of harsh immigration laws that ushered in a devastating era of mass deportation. These laws – the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRAIRA) and the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA) of 1996 – vastly expanded the pool of non-citizens marked out […]
  • Audio: Congressional Briefing on the Legacy of the 1996 Laws

    By Alisa Wellek on June 27, 2016
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    Automatic Injustice: Living Under the Legacy of the 1996 Immigration Laws Deportations of immigrants and refugees spiked dramatically after 1996 when Congress passed the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA) and the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA). These laws severely restricted the ability of an immigration judge to consider the individual circumstances of a person before […]
  • Southeast Asia Resource Action Center: Why It’s Time to #Fix96

    By Alisa Wellek on June 9, 2016
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    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Why It’s Time to #Fix96 Featured Partner: Southeast Asia Resource Action Center [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This year marks the 20th anniversary of harsh immigration laws that ushered in a devastating era of mass deportation. These laws – the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRAIRA) and the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA) of 1996 – vastly expanded the pool of non-citizens marked […]
  • Families for Freedom: Why It’s Time to Fix96

    By Alisa Wellek on June 2, 2016
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    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Why It’s Time to #Fix96 Featured Partner: Families for Freedom [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This year marks the 20th anniversary of harsh immigration laws that ushered in a devastating era of mass deportation. These laws – the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRAIRA) and the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA) of 1996 – vastly expanded the pool of non-citizens marked out […]
  • IJN Opposes Inclusion of Detrimental Immigration Policies in Appropriations Legislation

    By Alisa Wellek on December 9, 2015
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    IJN sent the following letter to Congress in opposition to the inclusion of detrimental immigration policies in FY 2016 appropriations legislation. Download the letter.   Dear Member of Congress: We write on behalf of the Immigrant Justice Network (IJN), a collaboration between the Immigrant Defense Project in New York, the Immigrant Legal Resource Center in San Francisco, and the National Immigration […]