Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC
9th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference
Keynote Address: Thomas E. Perez, Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Justice
Keynote Discussion: Alejandro 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
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.