Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.
6th Annual Immigration Law & Policy Conference
Keynote Remarks: Senator Charles E. Schumer, Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees, and Border Security
Introduction by Dean T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Georgetown University Law Center
Session I: Andrew Schoenholtz, Deputy Director, Institute for the Study of International Migration, Georgetown University; Donald Kerwin, Vice President for Programs, Migration Policy Institute; Tara Magner, Consultant to the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont
Session II: Doris Meissner, Senior Fellow and Director of the U.S. Immigration Policy Program, Migration Policy Institute; Serena Hoy, Senior Counsel, Senator Harry Reid of Nevada; Rick Johnson, Vice President, Lake Research Partners; and John Morton, Assistant Secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Department of Homeland Security
Lunch Keynote: Demetrios G. Papademetriou, President, Migration Policy Institute
Session III: Mark Franken, Executive Director, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.; Josh Bernstein, Director of Immigration, Service Employees International Union; Angelica Salas, Director, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles; and Diana Tellefson, Executive Director, United Farm Workers Foundation, Southern California
Session IV: Michael Fix, Co-Director, National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy, Migration Policy Institute; Leighton Ku, Professor in the Department of Health Policy, School of Public Health and Health Services, George Washington University; Forrest P. Chisman, Executive Vice President, Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy; and Peter Zamora, Senior Education Counsel, Office of Senator Jeff Bingaman
This conference offered law and policy analysis and discussion on cutting-edge immigration issues. Panel discussion topics included Bringing Immigration Policymaking into the 21st Century; Prospects for Immigration Reform: What to Expect from Washington?; Immigration and the Economy; Communities Laying the Groundwork for Immigration Reform and and Immigrant Integration: A Full Federal Policy Agenda. Keynote speakers included Senator Charles E. Schumer, Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees, and Border Security and Demetrios G. Papademetriou, President, Migration Policy Institute. John Morton, DHS Assistant Secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), along with key hill staffers and area experts and advocates also provided comments.
Georgetown University Law Center; Catholic Legal Immigration Network, INC.