Bishop Mark Seitz of the Diocese of El Paso will testify in a hearing before the House Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation and Operations on 30 April. In his testimony, Bishop Seitz will describe the El Paso community's response assisting asylum-seeking families who have been released by the Department of Homeland Security.
In this hearing, Bishop Seitz will offer recommendations to address root causes of migration; help ensure the protection of immigrant children and families; and maintaining existing legal and legislative protections such as the Flores Settlement Agreement and the Trafficking Victims Protection Re-authorization Act (TVPRA) as children and families fulfill the requirements of their immigration proceedings.
Read Bishop Seitz's testimony HERE https://justiceforimmigrants.org/statements/written-testimony-of-most-reverend-mark-seitz-bishop-of-el-paso-for-a-hearing-of-the-house-committee-on-homeland-security-subcommittee-on-border-security-facilitation-and-operations/ in advance of the hearing.
WATCH the hearing live on the committee's website at 10am local time HERE.
Read JFI's backgrounder on the 'Migrant Protection Protocol', otherwise known as the 'Remain in Mexico' Policy HERE
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