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9th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference

Event
October 1, 2012

Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC

9th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference

Speakers: 

Keynote Address: Thomas E. Perez, Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Justice

Keynote DiscussionAlejandro Mayorkas, Director, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and Charles Wheeler, Director, National Legal Center for Immigrants, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.

Session I Panelists:
Seth Grossman, Deputy General Counsel, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Lucas Guttentag, Robina Distinguished Senior Fellow, Research Scholar in Residence, and Lecturer in Law, Yale Law School; and Mark L. Shurtleff, Utah Attorney General

Session II Panelists:
Eric Cohen, Executive Director, Immigrant Legal Resource Center; William Hornsby, Staff Counsel, Division for Legal Services, American Bar Association; and Mark O’Brien, Executive Director, Pro Bono Net

Session III Panelists:
Alfonso Aguilar, Executive Director, Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles; Brian Bennett, Reporter, Los Angeles Times/Tribune-Washington Bureau; and Maria T. Cardona, Principal, The Dewey Square Group, and Founder, Latinovations

Session IV Panelists: 
Louis Orsini, Senior Maritime Law Enforcement Advisor, United States Coast Guard; Andrew Schoenholtz, Deputy Director, Institute for the Study of International Migration, Georgetown University; and Barbara Strack, Chief, Refugee Affairs Division, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

Moderator: 

Session I Moderator: Andrew Schoenholtz, Deputy Director, Institute for the Study of International Migration, Georgetown University

Session II Moderator: Jennie Guilfoyle, Training and Legal Support Attorney, National Legal Center for Immigrants, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.

Session III Moderator: Doris Meissner, Senior Fellow and Director of the U.S. Immigration Policy Program, Migration Policy Institute

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

The conference offered thoughtful, evidence-based law and policy analysis and discussion of cutting-edge immigration issues. Topics included an analysis of the role of states and the federal government in immigration enforcement, as well as the effects of litigation; immigration policy and the 2012 presidential campaigns; the implementation of the Administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and other hot topics in legal service provision; and issues in protection for refugees, asylees and immigrant children.

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