Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Immigration Section Panels at AALS Annual Meeting: Mass Deportation & Works-in-Progress

The Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Schools is taking place from January 3-6, 2018 in San Diego under the theme, "Access to Justice."  The Immigration Section will be sponsoring two program panels that may be of particular interest to blog readers.

Main Program Panel: "Immigration Adjudication in an Era of Mass Deportation" 

Saturday, January 6, 2018
1:30 - 3:15 PM
Room: Pacific Ballroom Salon 16
Floor: North Tower/Ground Level

Large scale deportation has been a feature of the federal government’s immigration enforcement policy for years. Immigration policies under the new administration suggest even more expansive reliance on the tools associated with mass deportation, such as increasing the number of deportations, the scale of detention, and the categories of persons treated as removal priorities. This program examines the implications of the current administration’s mass deportation strategies for existing paradigms in the literature on immigration adjudication. Panelists will address various questions regarding immigration adjudication during this era of mass deportation, including: the rise–and likely expansion–of summary removals and other mechanisms that enable the federal government to effectuate removal in a streamlined manner and without the participation of the immigration courts; the impact of the backlog in the immigration courts on the federal government’s ability to achieve mass deportation; the continued relevance of the immigration courts and Board of Immigration Appeals as the central actors in immigration adjudication; post-deportation integration programs; and the influence of policies related to mass deportation on broader themes within immigration law such as judicial review, the rule of law, the constitutional rights of noncitizens, plenary power, or the entry fiction doctrine. 

Moderator: Jennifer L. Koh, Western State College of Law


Jason Cade, University of Georgia School of Law, "Immigration's Equity's Last Stand? Sanctuary and Legitimacy in an Era of Mass Immigration Enforcement" (Speaker from a Call for Papers)
Lucas Guttentag, Stanford Law School
Kevin R. Johnson, University of California, Davis, School of Law, "Immigration and Civil Rights in the Trump Administration: Law and Policy by Executive Order" (Speaker from a Call for Papers)
Nora Phillips, Al Otro Lado


Main Program: Works-in-Progress

 Saturday, January 6, 2018
3:30 - 5:15 PM
Room: Pacific Ballroom Salon 19
Floor: North Tower/Ground Level

Moderator: Anil Kalhan, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law

Speakers (selected from a Call for Papers):

David Abraham, University of Miami, "Circumcision: Immigration, Religion, History, and Science in Germany and the U.S."

Commentator: Gerald Neuman, Harvard Law School

Beth Caldwell, Southwestern Law School, "Deported Americans"

Commentator: Stephen Lee, UC Irvine School of Law

Kari Hong, Boston College Law School, "When An Agency Won't Remedy A Wrongful Deportation: The Importance of Emphasizing the Civil Aspects of Immigration Law"

Commentator: Joe Landau, Fordham Law School

Scott Titshaw, Mercer University School of Law, "Comparative Federalism Fam-Migration, and Citizenship by Descent"

Commentator: Jill Family, Widener University School of Law


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