Marielena Hincapié is the executive director of the National Immigration Law Center, the main organization dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants in the U.S. Under her executive leadership, NILC has grown to be one of the premier immigrants’ rights organizations, strategically using a combination of litigation, policy, communications, and alliance-building strategies to effect social change. Hincapié began her tenure at NILC as a staff attorney leading the organization’s labor and employment program. She then served as NILC’s director of programs, after which she became executive director. Before joining NILC, Hincapié worked for the Legal Aid Society of San Francisco’s Employment Law Center, where she founded the Center’s Immigrant Workers’ Rights Project.
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Hincapié discusses the implications of the Supreme Court’s decision in U.S. v. Texas, which concerns President Obama’s executive actions on immigration.
Thousands of U.S. born children are terrorized that their parents will be picked up at night or will not be home when they get out of school. Ongoing ICE raids are bad for the development of children who need the love and comfort of their parents.
The status of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration and immigration reform.
The permanent solution to the immigration system crisis rests with Congress. It must enact legislation that provides an inclusive road map to citizenship for all aspiring Americans.