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10th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference
October 31, 2013

Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC

10th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference

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Sen. John McCain Discusses the Prospects for Immigration Reform in the 113th Congress

Former Mississippi Governor and former Republican National Committee Chairman Haley Barbour on the Role of Immigrants in the U.S

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

Life Beyond Congressional Action

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

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



Morning Keynote: The Honorable Haley Barbour, Governor of Mississippi (2004-2012) and fmr. Republican National Committee Chair (1993-1997)

Afternoon Keynote: The Honorable John McCain, United States Senator (R-AZ)

Session I: 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; Roy Beck, President and CEO, Numbers USA; Fawn Johnson, Correspondent, National Journal; Ryan Lizza, Washington Correspondent, The New Yorker; Lorella Praeli, Director of Advocacy & Policy, United We Dream 

Session II: 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)

Session III: 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

Session IV: 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 



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

Session IIJeanne Atkinson, Executive Director, CLINIC

Session III: Donald Kerwin, Executive Director, Center for Migration Studies 

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

The 10th annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference featured keynotes by U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour as well as panel discussions covering a range of key immigration topics. Among the topics of discussion: Prospects for legislative action, policy options, and political mobilization; opportunities for action on immigration issues absent legislative movement; lessons learned from past immigration legislation and programs, including the Immigration Reform and Control Act and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program; and an assessment of current conditions at the U.S. border and considerations for future border and immigration policy. 

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