Immigration enforcement and AMEMSA communities convening

On July 19-20, the National Immigration Project (NIPNLG) will host a virtual convening devoted to discussing and elevating immigration issues that impact Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian (AMEMSA) communities. They will bring together lawyers, organizers, researchers, and community advocates for a series of discussions focused on the immigration legal and policy landscape and on strategies to challenge the ongoing criminalization and dehumanization of AMEMSA communities within the immigration system.

Attendance is free, but registration is required.

The goal of the convening is to achieve greater understanding of how groups within the AMEMSA and immigration communities can work together on these issues, and how lawyers, organizers, and researchers can collaborate and amplify each others’ strategies in order to achieve fundamental transformations in our laws and policies.

Topics over the course of the two days include:

  • Extreme Vetting and Ongoing Harms of the Muslim & African Bans
  • TRIG, CARRP, & Delays/Denials in USCIS Adjudications
  • Passport Revocations & Denaturalization
  • Immigration Enforcement & Detention
  • Surveillance

Discussion leaders include:
Hammad Alam, Naz Ahmad, Fahd Ahmed, Khaled Alrabe, Nermeen Arastu, Abed Ayoub, Mariko Hirose, Javeria Jamil, Diana Konate, Hope Metcalf, Amber Qureshi, Faiza Patel, Darakshan Raja, Azadeh Shahshahani, Samah Sisay, Lakshmi Srirardan, Stacy Tolchin, Patrick Toomey, Naomi Tsu

A detailed agenda will be circulated the week before the event. The format will be discussion-based so be prepared to participate actively.

Registration link:


Jul 19 2022


11:00 am
National Immigration Project


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