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Right to Counsel: New Ideas and Opportunities for Indigent Defense

Posted in US Immigration Policy by migrationpolicy on April 26th, 2011

LAPC2011 Right to CouncelThis panel examines whether there is meaningful opportunity to expand legal counsel for indigent persons in removal proceedings, and what those vehicles may be. It also discusses recommendations to policymakers set forth by different groups for ensuring access to counsel. Session speakers include Geoffrey Heeren, Fellow, Center for Applied Legal Studies, Georgetown University Law Center; Asa Hutchinson, former Undersecretary, US Department of Homeland Security and Partner, The Asa Hutchinson Law Group; and Daniel Olmos, Senior Counsel, Access to Justice Initiative, US Department of Justice. Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Deputy Director of the Georgetown University Institute for the Study of International Migration, moderates the panel.

Video for the 8th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference can be found here.

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Detention Reform: Standards, Alternatives, and Vulnerable Populations

Posted in US Immigration Policy by migrationpolicy on April 26th, 2011

LAPC2011 Panel 4This panel discusses US Department of Homeland Security’s 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 speakers include Michelle Brané, Director, Detention and Asylum Program, Women’s Refugee Commission; Mary Meg McCarthy, Executive Director, National Immigrant Justice Center-A Heartland Alliance Partner; Julie Myers Wood, Former Director, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and President, Immigration and Customs Solutions, LLC; and Margo Schlanger, Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, US Department of Homeland Security. Donald Kerwin, MPI Vice President for Programs, moderates the panel.

Video for the 8th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference can be found here.

Related research: Immigrant Detention: Can ICE Meet its Legal Imperatives and Case Management Responsibilities?
Local Enforcement Response to Illegal Immigration

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The Final Arbiters: When Immigration Policies Come Before the Courts

Posted in US Immigration Policy, European Migration by migrationpolicy on April 26th, 2011

LAPC2011Plenary1This panel discusses 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. Muzaffar Chishti, Director of the Migration Policy Institute’s Office at the NYU Law School, opens the panel discussion, followed by Omar Jadwat from ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project. Also on the panel are former Department of Homeland Security Deputy General Counsel David A. Martin, who is Warner-Booker Distinguished Professor of International Law at the University of Virginia’s Law School, and Michael Wishnie, Clinical Professor at Yale Law School.

Video for the 8th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference can be found here.

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Devolution of Immigration Authority: The Role of States in Immigration Enforcement and Policymaking

Posted in US Immigration Policy by migrationpolicy on April 26th, 2011

MPI LAPC2001 DevolutionWith Washington ceding action on immigration policymaking to the states, the panelists for this opening panel of the 8th annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference discuss legislative actions in individual states and the role of state and local law enforcement agencies in immigration enforcement. Panelists are: Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff, former Arizona Attorney General (and former Phoenix Mayor) Terry Goddard, and ImmigrationWorks President Tamar Jacoby. Migration Policy Institute Senior Fellow Doris Meissner moderates the panel discussion.

Video for the 8th annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference can be found here.

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The Utah Experience by Mark Shurtleff

Posted in US Immigration Policy by migrationpolicy on April 26th, 2011

LAPC2011 Mark L. ShurtleffUtah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff kicks off the 8th annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference (held by the Migration Policy Institute, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., and Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC in April 2011) with a speech focused on his state's novel approach to immigration policymaking and the role the Utah Compact played in re-orienting the debate. The Utah Compact was developed over several months by groups and individuals concerned about the tone of Utah’s immigration discussion. Shurtleff is now leading the campaign for a National Compact mirrored on the Utah Compact. Shurtleff was introduced by Migration Policy Institute President Demetrios Papademetriou.

Video for the 8th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference can be found here.

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

Posted in US Immigration Policy, Immigrant Integration by migrationpolicy on April 26th, 2011

LAPC2011-Panel2This panel examines 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. Panelists include 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; and Chuck Wexler, Executive Director, Police Executive Research Forum. The panel is moderated by Maria M. Odom, Executive Director of Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.

Video for the 8th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference can be found here.
Related research: Delegation and Divergence: A Study of 287(g) State and Local Immigration Enforcement

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