Additional Information on Eleanor Acer

In April 2003 Acer was a signatory to a letter calling on then-DHS Secretary Tom Ridge to “devote the necessary resources to ensuring that the pace of refugee resettlement is improved so that the U.S. can meet its resettlement targets,” and to “ensure that adequate resources are devoted to alternatives to detention.” Other signatories included representatives from the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, the American Friends Service Committee, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Amnesty International, the Arab American Institute, the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, the Immigrants’ Rights Project, the Immigration Law Clinic, the Texas chapter of Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the National Immigration Forum, and the World Organization Against Torture.

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