ISIM Director Dr. Susan Martin testified before the Senate Committee of the Judiciary on March 18, 2013 at the hearing, "How Comprehensive Immigration Reform Should Address the Needs of Women and Family." Her testimony covered a range of crucial topics, including the Violence Against Women Act, Human Trafficking, asylum and detention protection, and delays in the U.S. immigration admission system.
“…comprehensive immigration reform should recognize that family unity is a core value of the United States. Ensuring the speedy reunification of families is in the national interest of the country. Strong families make strong communities, which in turn make for a strong nation. Setting priorities to accomplish this goal would immeasurably strengthen US immigration policy.”
—Dr. Susan Martin, March 18, 2013