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Congressional Testimony

 

Recognizing the importance of engaging Congress on issues of interest related to immigration, refugees, and human trafficking, both bishops and Conference leadership at times testify on Capitol Hill.  You will find on this page links to Congressional testimony of this sort.

2019

Testimony of Father Odel Medina Pastor, St. Anne Catholic Church Carthage, Mississippi Catholic Diocese of Jackson, on Mississippi on Immigration Raids: Impacts and Aftermath on Mississippi Communities, November 7, 2019

Testimony of Most Reverend Joe Vasquez, on Immigrant Detention, September 26, 2019

Testimony of William Canny, Executive Director of Migration and Refugee Services, on Mental Health Needs of Children in HHS Custody, September 18, 2019

Testimony of Most Reverend Mark Seitz, on Impacts of Border Policies on Border Communities, April 30, 2019

Testimony of Most Reverend Mario Dorsonville-Rodríguez, on Protecting Dreamers and TPS Recipients, March 6, 2019

Testimony of William Canny, Executive Director of Migration and Refugee Services, Oversight of the Administration’s Family Separation Policy, February 12, 2019

 

2018

Testimony of William Canny, Executive Director, Migration and Refugee Services on Border Security and the Flores Settlement Agreement, September 18, 2018

Testimony of Most Reverend Joe Vásquez, on Protecting Unaccompanied Children from Human Trafficking, August 16, 2018

 

2017

Testimony of Ashley Feasley, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, on Human Rights and Humanitarian Challenges in Central America, November 1, 2017

Testimony of William Canny Executive Director of Migration and Refugee Services, on Oversight of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program, October 26, 2017

Testimony of Most Reverend Joe Vásquez, on Rohingya Refugee Crisis, October 5, 2017

 

2016

Testimony of William Canny, Executive Director of Migration and Refugee Services on Protection Needs of Unaccompanied Children January 28, 2016

Testimony of Most Reverend Eusebio Elizondo, on Security Vetting Process of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program”, February 3, 2016

Testimony of Kristyn Peck, Associate Director of Children’s Services on Unaccompanied Children, Feb 4, 2016

Testimony of William Canny, Executive Director of Refugee Resettlement on U.S. Resettlement Efforts for Syrian and Iraqi Refugees, Including Religious and Ethnic Minorities, September 22, 2016

 

2015

Testimony of Most Reverend Mark Seitz on Ongoing Migration from Central America, October 21, 2015

Testimony of Anastasia Brown, Interim Executive Director MRS/USCCB, on the Central American Minors Program, April 23, 2015

Testimony of Most Reverend Gerald F. Kicanas on Interior Immigration Enforcement Legislation, February 11, 2015

2014

Testimony of Most Reverend Mark Seitz on Unaccompanied Children, June 25, 2014

Testimony of Nathalie Lummert, Director, Special Programs USCCB/ MRS, Effective Accountability: Tier Rankings in the Fight Against Human Trafficking, April 29, 2014

Testimony of Most Reverend Eusebio Elizondo on the Ongoing Syrian Refugee Crisis, January 7, 2014



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