Heartland Alliance Goes to The Hill

Last week, Heartland Alliance demonstrated the scope of our local and global expertise and policy influence with three staff members testifying before Congress in one day. As experts on ICE detention practices, community responses to gun violence, and religious minorities in Iraq, National Immigrant Justice Center’s Heidi Altman, READI Chicago’s Eddie Bocanegra, and Heartland Alliance International’s Scott Portman represented the interests of our participants in Washington, D.C. and helped to elevate Heartland’s message on the national stage. Watch their testimonies below:

The Expansion and Troubling Use of ICE Detention
Thu, 09/26/2019 – 10:00am
Heidi Altman, National Immigrant Justice Center testifies before the House Committee of the Judiciary

Community Responses to Gun Violence in our Cities
Thu, 09/26/2019 – 12:00pm
Eddie Bocanegra, READI Chicago testifies before the House Committee on the Judiciary


Religious Minorities’ Fight to Remain in Iraq
Thursday, September 26, 2019 – 2:30pm
Scott Portman, Heartland Alliance International testifies before the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom