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Tue, Apr 26, 2011
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

8th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference

 

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Georgetown University Law Center

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The conference offered law and policy analysis and discussion on cutting-edge immigration issues. 
Featured panelists included high-ranking government officials, academics, advocates, and other immigration experts.


Opening Remarks:  The Utah Experience by Mark Shurtleff, Utah Attorney General - WATCH VIDEO
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Followed by a discussion on the Devolution of Immigration Authority: The Role of States in Immigration Enforcement and Policymaking

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With:

  • Terry Goddard, Former Arizona Attorney General and Former Mayor of Phoenix

  • Tamar Jacoby, President and CEO, ImmigrationWorks USA
  • Mark Shurtleff, Utah Attorney General

  • Doris Meissner, Senior Fellow and Director of the US Immigration Policy Program, MPI; former Commissioner of the US Immigration and Naturalization Service
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The Final Arbiters: When Immigration Policies Come Before the Courts - WATCH VIDEO
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The panel will examine and debate the prospects and possible outcomes of litigation involving some critical issues in the current political debate: challenges to the Fourteenth Amendment’s guarantee of birthright citizenship, right of basic public education under Plyler v Doe, and the extent to which states and localities can enact laws affecting the foreign born.

Session Moderator: Muzaffar Chishti, Director, MPI at NYU School of Law

Session Speakers:

•   Omar Jadwat, Staff Counsel, ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project

•   David A. Martin, Warner-Booker Distinguished Professor of International Law, University of Virginia, School of Law

•  Michael J. Wishnie, Clinical Professor of Law, Yale Law School

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State and Local Agencies & Immigration Enforcement: Growing Role, Growing Questions - WATCH VIDEO

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This panel will examine the federal/state partnerships related to immigration enforcement, including a discussion of 287(g) agreements and Secure Communities, the increasing role played by state and local law enforcement, and the impact of these federal and state immigration measures, including local community perspective.

Session Moderator:   Maria M. Odom, Executive Director, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. 

Session Speakers:

•   Charlie T. Deane, Chief of Police, Prince William County Police Department

•   Laura G. McHenry, Senior Attorney/Director of Training, Immigration Services, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Atlanta

•   Michele Waslin, Senior Policy Analyst, Immigration Policy Center, American Immigration Council

•   Chuck Wexler, Executive Director, Police Executive Research Forum

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Detention Reform:  Standards, Alternatives, and Vulnerable Populations - WATCH VIDEO

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This session will discuss DHS detention reform efforts, challenges to reform, civil detention standards, alternative detention models, alternatives “to” and alternative “forms” of detention, the treatment of particularly vulnerable populations, and legal challenges to the US detention regime.

Session Moderator:   Donald Kerwin, MPI Vice President for Programs

Session Speakers:

•    Michelle Brané, Director, Detention and Asylum Program, Women’s Refugee Commission

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Mary Meg McCarthy, Executive Director, National Immigrant Justice Center-A Heartland Alliance Partner

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Julie Myers Wood, Former Director, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement; President, Immigration and Customs Solutions, LLC

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Margo Schlanger, Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, US Department of Homeland Security 

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Plenary Session IV: Right to Counsel: New Ideas and Opportunities for Indigent Defense - WATCH VIDEO

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This panel will examine whether there is meaningful opportunity to expand legal counsel for indigent persons in removal proceedings, and what those vehicles may be.  It will also discuss recommendations to law and policymakers set forth by different groups for ensuring access to counsel.

Session Moderator: Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Visiting Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center; Co-Director, Center for Applied Legal Studies; Deputy Director, Georgetown University Institute for the Study of International Migration

Session Speakers:
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Geoffrey Heeren, Fellow, Center for Applied Legal Studies, Georgetown University Law Center

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Asa Hutchinson, Former Member of Congress (3rd District of Arkansas); former Undersecretary, US Department of Homeland Security; Partner, The Asa Hutchinson Law Group

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 Daniel Olmos, Senior Counsel, Access to Justice Initiative, US Department of Justice

Event Concludes

 



The registration deadline for this event has passed.