On Wednesday, February 3, Documented is hosting a panel discussion about the beginning of Joe Biden’s presidency and what it means for immigrant New Yorkers. The panel will be hosted by Matt Katz, a reporter for WNYC/Gothamist who produces award-winning coverage of immigration enforcement and detention issues.
He will be moderating a panel on how the Biden presidency will impact New York’s immigration system. The panel includes experts on immigration courts, New York State policy, detention and ICE enforcement:
– Detention: Tania Mattos, Policy and Northeast Monitoring Manager at Freedom for Immigrants
– Immigration Courts: Andrea Saenz, Attorney-in-Charge, New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP) at Brooklyn Defender Services
– ICE Enforcement: Genia Blaser, Senior Staff Attorney at Immigrant Defense Project
– NYS Policy: Anu Joshi, VP of policy at New York Immigration Coalition.
The event is free and you can register here.
We decided to host events in response to conversations we held with members of the Documented Community, who encouraged us to organize conversations about important matters regarding immigration in New York.
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