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Thu, Oct 31, 2013
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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Thursday, October 31, 2013
at the Georgetown University Law Center, Bernard P. McDonough Hall, Hart Auditorium, 
600 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001, (Entrance on 2nd Street, NW between F St. & Mass. Ave.)


Morning Keynote Address by
The Honorable Haley Barbour
Governor of Mississippi

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Session I: State of Play: Insights from the Field and Washington on the Immigration Reform Debate

Moderator: Doris Meissner, Director of MPI’s U.S. Immigration Policy Program


- Roy Beck, President and CEO, Numbers USA

- Fawn Johnson, Correspondent, National Journal

- Ryan Lizza, Washington Correspondent, The New Yorker

- Bruce A. Morrison, Chair of the Morrison Public Affairs Group, U.S.Representative (D-CT, 1983-1991), and former chair of the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Border Security

- Lorella Praeli, Director of Advocacy & Policy, United We Dream 

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Session II: Life Beyond Congressional Action

Moderator: Jeanne Atkinson, Executive Director, CLINIC


Marielena Hincapié, Executive Director, National Immigration Law Center

Lynden Melmed, Partner, Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP; former Chief Counsel, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services; and former Special Counsel to Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas)

Wendy Young, President, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) 

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Session III: Lessons from the Past: Looking to IRCA and Other Programs in Reforming the US Immigration System

Moderator:  Donald Kerwin, Executive Director, Center for Migration Studies


- Muzaffar Chishti, Director, MPI Office at NYU School of Law

- Charles Kamasaki, Executive Vice President, National Council of La Raza

- Jan C. Ting, Professor of Law at the Temple University Beasley School of Law; Assistant Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (1990 to 1993); Board Member, Center for Immigration Studies

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Afternoon Keynote Address by
The Honorable John McCain
U.S. Senator from Arizona

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Session IV:  A New Reality at the Border: Assessing Current Conditions and Considerations for Future Policy

Moderator: Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Director of Georgetown Law’s Human Rights Institute and Deputy Director of Georgetown University Institute for the Study of International Migration


- Edward Alden, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

- Fernando Garcia, Executive Director, Border Network for Human Rights

- Michael J. Fisher, Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol

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With Congress weighing major reform of the U.S. immigration system, the 10th annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference will offer timely policy and legal analysis and discussion on key immigration topics that have surfaced in the debate, including border enforcement, lessons from the 1986 legalization, and more. Panelists will also discuss what policy options might be available if Congress doesn’t enact immigration legislation.

No refunds.
Onsite registration is $85. 

Georgetown Law Center students and faculty are provided complimentary registration,
but must present a valid Georgetown Law Center ID upon entrance to the conference. 
Lunch is not included in Georgetown Law Student registration. 

The registration deadline for this event has passed.