The Administration’s Apparent Revocation of Medical Deferred Action for Critically Ill Children

Meeting Status: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 12:00pm
2154 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
“The Administration’s Apparent Revocation of Medical Deferred Action for Critically Ill Children.”



The Subcommittee will hold a hearing to examine the impact of the Trump Administration’s decision to end consideration of non-military deferred action requests, including for children with critical illnesses.


On September 2, 2019, the Administration announced that it would reconsider a limited set of deferred action requests that were pending on or before August 7, 2019.  The Administration did not explain whether it plans to grant those requests or whether requests submitted after August 7 would be considered at all.  Families that applied after August 7 may need to decide within days whether to stay and risk deportation or leave the country and end life-saving treatment for their children.


Panel One

Ms. Maria Isabel Bueso
Concord, CA

Mr. Jonathan Sanchez
Boston, MA

Ms. Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia 
Clinical Professor of Law
Director, Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic
​Penn State Law School

Dr. Fiona S. Danaher, MD, MPH
Pediatrician, MGH Chelsea Pediatrics and MGH Child Protection Program
Co-Chair, MGH Immigrant Health Coalition
Massachusetts General Hospital for Children
Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Mr. Anthony Marino
Director, Immigration Legal Services, on behalf of Irish International Immigrant Center

Mr. Thomas Homan
Former Director, U.S. Immigration and Customers Enforcement

    Panel Two

    Mr. Timothy Robbins
    Acting Executive Associate Director, Enforcement and Removal Operations
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
    Department of Homeland Security

    Mr. Daniel Renaud 
    Associate Director, Field Operations Directorate
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
    Department of Homeland Security

    116th Congress