The Real Story: Future Outlook for Greater Houston Region Immigrants

The Real Story: Future Outlook for Greater Houston Region Immigrants

September 20, 2018
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

By: Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative



Researchers with the Migration Policy Institute will present results of their brand new study, “A Profile of Houston’s Diverse Immigrant Population in a Rapidly Changing Policy Landscape,” commissioned by the Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative.

The study provides an in-depth look at unauthorized and temporary status immigrants in the region, including those currently at risk of losing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Join us to learn about the most current information regarding immigration enforcement in the Houston region and the unique risks that Hurricane Harvey created for Houston’s diverse communities. The report and presentation will include analysis of the current political climate, proposed immigration legislation in Congress, the Trump administration’s executive orders and enforcement policies, the implementation of the “show me your papers” bill known as Senate Bill 4 (SB4) in Texas, and local policies regarding welcoming immigrants and participating in immigration enforcement.

Following the research presentation, a panel of diverse community experts will respond and discuss.

Speakers include:

  • Kate Vickery, Executive Director, Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative
  • Randy Capps, Director of Research, U.S. Programs, Migration Policy Institute
  • Anne Chandler, Executive Director, Tahirih Justice Center
  • Carlos Duarte, Texas State Director, Mi Familia Vota
  • Sobia Siddiqui, Communications Coordinator, CAIR Texas
  • Vinh Ho, Director of the Immigration Initiative, South Texas College of Law Houston
  • Damaris Gonzales, Houston Organizer, United We Dream

This event is co-spsonored by the Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative (HILSC), Houston EndowmentThe Simmons Foundation, and Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR).


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Museum of Fine Arts Houston Brown Auditorium
1001 Bissonnet Street
Houston, Texas 77005