Monday, January 10, 2022

Advancing Criminal Justice Reform Through a 21st Century Latinx Lens (Part 2)

On January 20 and 21, Latino Justice, the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative, and a number of other groups are hosting a two-day convening, Advancing Criminal Justice Reform Through a 21st Century Latinx Lens (Part 2). Here is a description of the event:

Building off of our first convening held in May of 2021, this virtual gathering will focus on the interconnected and diverse experiences of the nation’s Latinx communities, and upcoming opportunities in 2022 to build power and advance necessary reforms and transformations within the nation’s justice system.

Through a curated agenda that touches on the wide spectrum of criminal justice experiences in the U.S. from a Latinx lens, this convening will showcase how criminal justice is a Latinx issue, and elevate models for cross-sectoral and multi-ethnic/multi-racial solidarity that seek to achieve substantive policy change and broader collective liberation.

The convening will culminate in the creation of a shared policy agenda that will inform federal, state, and local policy and organizing campaigns that seek to advance criminal justice reform for all.

More information and a link to join the event is available here.

IE

January 10, 2022 in Conferences and Call for Papers | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, January 7, 2022

Undoing Discriminatory Borders: Special seminars and lectures. Monday, 10 January 2022, 3pm to 4.30pm

This seminar discusses a recent Symposium issue of AJIL Unbound on Undoing Discriminatory Borders which was co-edited by Professor Cathryn Costello and Dr Catherine Briddick.

“The distribution of migration opportunities globally is deeply unequal, with nationals of some generally wealthy, stable, states benefitting from far greater migration opportunities than those from poorer, or unstable ones. An examination of any individual state's migration controls also often reveals problematic patterns of disadvantage. Contemporary migration controls frequently disadvantage women, racial and religious groups, and those whose sexual orientation, gender-identity or family status departs from the nuclear hetero-norm. To many, it is unsurprising that discrimination is rife in migration laws and controls, given that these practices reflect nationalist, colonial, and postcolonial projects of racialized and gendered exclusion and subordination. And yet, with a few notable exceptions the question of the legality of discrimination at borders is underexplored.”
(Briddick, C. and C. Costello (2021). "Introduction to the Symposium on Undoing Discriminatory Borders." AJIL Unbound 2021, 115: 328)

This seminar discusses the circumstances in which these inequalities, within and across states, are legally discriminatory.

Download seminar poster

Speakers

Chair:

Professor Shreya Atrey (University of Oxford)

Speakers: 

Professor E. Tendayi Achiume (UCLA and UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance) - ‘Digital Racial Borders’

Professor Cathryn Costello (Hertie School and University of Oxford) - ‘Race Discrimination Effaced at the ICJ’

Dr Catherine Briddick (University of Oxford) - ‘When Does Migration Law Discriminate Against Women?’

Professor Anuscheh Farahat (Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg) - ‘Discrimination Inside: Non-Discrimination as a Tool of Migrant Integration’

Professor Liav Orgad (WZB, EUI, IDC, STL) - ‘When is Immigration Selection Discriminatory?’

Professor Colm O’Cinneide (UCL) - ‘Why Challenging Discrimination at Borders is Challenging (and Often Futile)’

KJ

January 7, 2022 in Conferences and Call for Papers, Law Review Articles & Essays | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, December 23, 2021

CFP Academic participation in International Migration Review Forum

UN Network on Migration

The UN Network on Migration is seeking academic participation in the upcoming International Migration Review Forum (IMRF) May 10-13, 2022.  This event will involve evaluation of the first 4 years of the UN Global Compact for Migration.  Academics are invited to give written input and also to participate in the events leading up to the IMRF.  

The purpose of the Forum is to assess the status of the implementation of the Global Compact for Safe Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM), including as it relates to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, at the local, national, regional and global levels and with the participation of all relevant stakeholders. It will result in an intergovernmentally agreed Progress Declaration (see the Modalities Resolution on the format and organizational aspects of the Forum).

There are multiple entry points for academia to engage in the Forum.

  • Contribute to the Voluntary GCM reviews, the IMRF Dialogue Series (December 2021– April 2022), the Migration Network Hub’s Discussion Spaces and Repository of Practices and the different components of the Forum itself, including the Multi-stakeholder hearing. You can find information on these entry points in the summary report from the last Quarterly meeting.
  • Academics engaged in the process are also invited to participate in the GCM pledging initiative launched by the UN Network on Migration on December 17, 2021.  A guidance note on the Pledging Initiative can be found here. Basic instructions: self-record a short video (20-60 seconds) and post it on Twitter, using the campaign hashtag #Migration2022 and tagging the Network’s Twitter account @UNMigNetwork. When possible, end the video by saying: “Make a pledge.” You can also simply post a Tweet, without a video.

Questions should be directed to Alix Defrain-Meunier (adefrain@iom.int) and Monami Maulik (mmaulki@iom.int) at the UN Network on Migration. A dedicated Website containing links to important documents is currently under construction. 

 

MHC (h/t Jill Goldenziel)

December 23, 2021 in Conferences and Call for Papers, Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Immigration @ AALS 2022

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Registration for the AALS conference is up and running BUT IT CLOSES ON Wednesday DECEMBER 22.

This year's conference features a number of exciting panels on immigration:

  • Wednesday January 5, 3:10 – 4:25 PM (Eastern): The Crisis of Afghanistan
  • Thursday January 6, 3:10 – 4:25 PM (Eastern): Law Students and Faculty Rising to the Challenge: Responding to the Afghan Crisis
  • Friday, January 7, 2-3 PM (Eastern): Immigration Law social/section business meeting
  • Friday, January 7, 3:10-4:25 PM (Eastern): Immigrant Advocacy Inside and Outside Agencies, Courts, and Legislatures
  • Friday, January 7, 4:45-6:00 PM (Eastern): New Voices in Immigration Law. This WIP session will focus on papers by Sabrina Balgamwalla (ICE Transfers as a Dimension of Immigration Detention) and Faiza W. Sayed (Secret Law at the Board of Immigration Appeals). Papers will be distributed ahead of time to readers -- just contact me about it.
  • Saturday, January 8, 3:10-4:25 PM (Eastern): Immigration, Equality, and Security: The Biden Administration’s First Year and Beyond. This is our section's plenary session and will feature discussion with the Director of USCIS Ur M. Jaddou (!!!!!) and Amanda Frost (American WCL), moderated by Lucas Guttentag (Stanford). Woot. Woot.

-KitJ

December 19, 2021 in Conferences and Call for Papers | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Immigration @ AALS 2022

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Registration for the AALS conference is up and running.

This year's conference features a number of exciting panels on immigration:

  • Wednesday January 5, 3:10 – 4:25 PM (Eastern): The Crisis of Afghanistan
  • Thursday January 6, 3:10 – 4:25 PM (Eastern): Law Students and Faculty Rising to the Challenge: Responding to the Afghan Crisis
  • Friday, January 7, 2-3 PM (Eastern): Immigration Law social
  • Friday, January 7, 3:10-4:25 PM (Eastern): Immigrant Advocacy Inside and Outside Agencies, Courts, and Legislatures
  • Friday, January 7, 4:45-6:00 PM (Eastern): New Voices in Immigration Law. This WIP session will focus on papers by Sabrina Balgamwalla (ICE Transfers as a Dimension of Immigration Detention) and Faiza W. Sayed (Secret Law at the Board of Immigration Appeals). Papers will be distributed ahead of time to readers -- just contact me about it.
  • Saturday, January 8, 3:10-4:25 PM (Eastern): Immigration, Equality, and Security: The Biden Administration’s First Year and Beyond. This is our section's plenary session and will feature discussion with the Director of USCIS Ur M. Jaddou (!!!!!) and Amanda Frost (American WCL), moderated by Lucas Guttentag (Stanford). Woot. Woot.

-KitJ

December 1, 2021 in Conferences and Call for Papers | Permalink | Comments (0)

CMS Webinar on pending legislation for legalization (December 9, 2021) - VIRTUAL

Please join the Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) and the Ready to Stay Coalition from 1:00 – 2:15 ET on December 9th for a webinar and discussion of the forthcoming CMS report, Ready to Stay: A Comprehensive Analysis of the US Foreign-Born Populations Eligible for Special Legal Status Programs and for Legalization under Pending Bills.

The report’s authors, Donald Kerwin, José Pacas, and Robert Warren, will share key findings, data methodology, and policy recommendations. Angelica Salas, CHIRLA and Nicole Melaku, NPNA will share remarks on behalf of the Ready to Stay Coalition.

CMS panel on legalization

MHC

December 1, 2021 in Conferences and Call for Papers, Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

ACUS Panels on expanding access to regulatory agencies

The Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) will host two panels on expanding access to regulatory agencies.

November 29, is the final panel in the ACUS Forum on Underserved Communities and the Regulatory Process. Sidney Shapiro will moderate a panel, Expanding on Efforts to Engage with Underserved Communities, featuring J. Latrice Hill (Farm Service Agency), Amit Narang (Public Citizen), and Viviana Westbrook (Catholic Legal Immigration Network). The panel takes place 3:30 – 4:30 pm ET.

Panelists will examine ways agencies can ensure that they incorporate the perspectives of underserved communities, that members of underserved communities feel confident their perspectives are meaningfully considered, and that initial community-engagement efforts function as building blocks for more durable relationships and regular engagement. Register here to attend.

A related forum, Enhancing Public Input in Agency Rulemaking, takes place this Wednesday, December 1, from 1 – 4 pm ET. Through two panels and additional remarks, leading experts will consider what types of public input are most valuable to agencies and how agencies can structure the rulemaking process to receive that input. Panelists will examine best practices under the notice-and-comment process and possible reforms that would enhance the value of public input.

A complete program appears below and online. Register here to attend.

MHC

November 30, 2021 in Conferences and Call for Papers, Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Berkeley conference on immigration, COVID and climate displacement

 The Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative presents its Fall Symposium on Dec 7, 2021, in-person at the Institute on Governmental Studies Library in Moses Hall.

Symposium Overview 

Keynote - 2:30-3:00 PM 

Dania Matos, Vice-Chancellor, Equity and Inclusion

Irene Bloemraad, Faculty Director, Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative

Ethan Roubenoff, PhD Candidate, Demography, UC Berkeley

Cultural Performance and Food- 3:00-3:30 PM 

In the Moses Hall courtyard

Panel 1: COVID and the Immigrant Services (3:30-4:00 PM)

This panel combines two important research areas being carried out by BIMI. Nina and Salome will speak about their award winning BIMI report on COVID-19 and impact on immigrants. Brisa and Luna will talk about health and legal immigrant services in the South California and Arizona. 
 
Brisa Rodriguez is an undergraduate research fellow at the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative, working on the Mapping Spatial Inequality Project. Through her work with BIMI, Brisa’s objective is to increase the visibility and accessibility to resources for immigrant populations in the United States.

Luna Kohut is a current student at UC Berkeley double majoring in Global Studies and Sociology.  Luna is a BIMI Undergraduate Research Fellow (2020) and works on the Mapping Spatial Inequality Project.

Nina Narahari was a BIMI researcher who has graduated. She wrote an ACS award-winning BIMI report on COVID.

Salome Ragot was a BIMI researcher who has graduated. She wrote an ACS award-winning BIMI report on COVID.

Panel 2: Climate Displacement and the Rohingya Refugee Crisis (4:05-4:30 PM )

Panelists from BIMI and Amplifying Sanctuary voices discuss climate-related displacement, focusing on Rohingya Refugees from the Rakhine State of Myanmar. This project examines how the climate crisis interacts with and exacerbates existing drivers of displacement, centering the experiences of climate refugees. 

Dewi Zarni is a 4th year American Studies major. As an Undergraduate Research Fellow with BIMI, she has worked on the Mapping Spatial Inequality project and the Amplifying Sanctuary Voices Climate Displacement project. 
 
Matt Matusiewicz ('23) is a Public Health and French major and a Peter E. Haas Public Service Leader. He is also the co-coordinator of Amplifying Sanctuary Voices, a project from East Bay Sanctuary Covenant. 

Register for the event

MHC

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Saturday, November 13, 2021

Webinar: Responding to Inappropriate Immigration Judge Conduct

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The Defending Vulnerable Populations program webinar on Responding to Inappropriate Immigration Judge Conduct will be held on November 23 from 2-3:30PM ET. (BTW what does it say about our immigration judges that there is a webinar with this title?).  The webinar will feature retired Immigration Judge Denise Slavin, Calderón Seguin PLC partner Anam Rahman, and CLINIC’s BIA Pro Bono Project Attorney Rachel Naggar. The panelists will explore potential remedies when an immigration judge displays inappropriate conduct during a respondent’s removal proceedings. The panelists will discuss the pros of cons of various strategies, drawing on real-life experience, including recusal motions, interlocutory BIA appeals, regular appeals, motions to remand to a different immigration judge, and filing a complaint with the Executive Office for Immigration Review.

Register for the webinar here.

KJ

November 13, 2021 in Conferences and Call for Papers, Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, November 12, 2021

Event: Seeking Affirmative Immigration Protections for Immigrant Workers in Labor Disputes 

The National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (NIPNLG) and the Tulane Immigrant Rights Clinic are jointly hosting a program on Friday, November 19. 

Seeking Affirmative Immigration Protections for Immigrant Workers in Labor Disputes 

Friday, November 19, 2021, 10am to 11:30am PT / 12pm to 1:30pm CT / 1pm to 2:30pm ET.  Approved for 1.5 hours CLE in Washington state.

On October 12, 2021, the Secretary of Homeland Security released a new memo on worksite immigration enforcement, emphasizing the agency’s interests in facilitating the work of the Department of Labor and other labor agencies that enforce labor rights. The memo included a 60-day review policy review period for all sub-agencies, asking for agency plans to “provide for the consideration of deferred action, continued presence, parole, and other available relief.” DHS also directed the agency to continue considering individualized requests for prosecutorial discretion for “workers who are victims of, or witnesses to, workplace exploitation” while the sub-component agencies develop their plans. This CLE presentation will review existing guidance on requesting affirmative immigration protections for immigrant workers in labor disputes, discuss case examples and lessons learned so far, and train immigration attorneys to screen for possible cases to make these requests.  

Speakers:

  • Cristina Velez, NIPNLG
  • Mary Yanik, Tulane Immigrant Rights Clinic
  • Cal Soto, NDLON
  • Meredith Stewart, SPLC

PRE-REGISTER here: https://tulane.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yNLkdv00QZyIHbz1p7_qKA.

 

KJ

November 12, 2021 in Conferences and Call for Papers, Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Webinar: Migration and Borders in the 2020s - Law and Enforcement

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Photo courtesy of UC Davis Global Migration Center website

Register for the Zoom webinar here (Regístrese para el Zoom webinar aquí).

The Global Migration Center and Alianza UCMX present the first event of a new series of Migration Dialogues, "Migration and Borders in the 2020s - Law and Enforcement" on Zoom on November 18, 2021, at 10 AM-12 PM PST (12-2 PM Mexico City).

Register for the Zoom webinar hereDownload the poster of the event here

Program

Welcome and introductions

Isabel Studer (Director, Alianza UCMX)

Giovanni Peri (Director, Global Migration Center)

Panelists

Kevin R. Johnson (Dean, School of Law, UC Davis)

María Dolores París Pombo (Professor, Cultural Studies, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte)

Ana Saiz Valenzuela (General Director, Sin Fronteras)

Jennifer M. Chacón (Professor of Law  UC Berkeley)

Additional participants

Raquel Aldana (Professor of Law, UC Davis)

Luciana Gandini (Researcher, Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)

Sergio Prieto (Researcher, Society and Culture, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur)

Cecilia Vásquez (Postdoctoral Fellow, American Council of Learned Societies, Global Migration Center, UC Davis)

Moderator

Robert McKee Irwin (Deputy Director, Global Migration Center)

Description

This meeting aims to identify key issues in contemporary border security and migration in both the United States and Mexico, with regard to both longer term undocumented and other immigrants who may be subject to deportation, and also to newly arriving migrants including asylum seekers. It will also discuss short and long term implications of recent revisions to government policies including collaborations between the two governments, as well as recent judicial interventions on issues of migration and border control.

The event will be both in English and Spanish with simultaneous translation.

KJ

November 10, 2021 in Conferences and Call for Papers, Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

TODAY: The Chinese Question: The Gold Rushes and Global Politics: A Conversation with Mae Ngai

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Here is an invitation from Interim Dean and former ImmigrationProf blogger Rose Cuison VillazorProfessor Mae Ngai (Columbia) will deliver (via Zoom) the Distinguished Immigration and Citizenship lecture at Rutgers Law School. Ngai will be speaking about her new book, The Chinese Question: The Gold Rushes and Global Politics.  Professor Jack Tchen (Rutgers) will offer commentary

The lecture is part of the new Asian American, Pacific Islander, and the Law Initiative that the Center for Immigration Law, Policy and Justice and Center for Gender, Sexuality and the Law launched this fall. 

Register here.

KJ

November 3, 2021 in Books, Conferences and Call for Papers, Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Webinar: Abusing Public Health Powers at the Border: Litigating “Title 42” Deportations Before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

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Abusing Public Health Powers at the Border: Litigating “Title 42” Deportations Before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

The Trump administration made unprecedented use of public health laws to circumvent statutory limits on immigration enforcement that were intended to protect human rights. The Biden administration has continued to rely on this dubious authority to deport asylum seekers without the hearings that refugee laws and treaties require. This panel will discuss ongoing challenges in federal court and at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, from the perspectives of statutory law and international law.

Panelists

Denise L. Gilman, Clinical Professor, and Director of the Immigration Clinic, University of Texas at Austin School of Law
 
James C. Hathaway, James E. and Sarah A. Degan Professor of Law, and Director of the Program in Refugee and Asylum Law, University of Michigan Law School
 
Gerald L. Neuman, J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law, and Director of the Human Rights Program, Harvard Law School
 
Nov 8, 2021 12:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Click here to register.

KJ

November 3, 2021 in Conferences and Call for Papers, Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Charlas on Migration: 11/9 Tracking ICE Surveillance

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Immprof César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández has started a free, web-based series called Charlas on Migration. Check out this one coming up on November 9: Tracking ICE Surveillance. I'll let him describe it:

In less than two decades of existence, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency has developed a sophisticated network of digital surveillance practices that relies heavily on partners in private industry and local government. On Tuesday, November 9, Tracking ICE Surveillance brings together two advocates at the forefront of efforts to understand ICE’s use of surveillance technologies for a conversation about modern immigration policing practices: Jacinta Gonzalez, Senior Campaign Organizer at Mijente, and Nina Wang, a Policy Associate with the Center on Privacy and Technology at Georgetown Law. The event begins at 9:00 am Pacific/12:00 pm Eastern on November 9.

Mijente, where Gonzalez has worked since 2016, has been at the forefront of understanding the web of private-public relationships that bolster ICE’s surveillance capabilities. Last month, the group released a detailed report that covered everything from border-policing infrastructure to shadowy data analysis companies. In a similar vein, Wang’s work at the Center for Privacy and Technology takes a deep look at the ways mundane activities like contracting for electrical service can eventually wind up in ICE’s hands. I plan to ask Gonzalez and Wang about these aspects of their work, plus more, when we gather next week.

Part of the Charlas on Migration series that I recently launched, Tracking ICE Surveillance is free, open to the public, and accessible online. Registration is required

If you're interested in this area, I've also got to suggest Sarah Lamdan's work, including her guest post on this blog in 2019, Kevin's coverage of her work in 2017, and this paper. Absolutely fascinating. And horrifying.

-KitJ

November 2, 2021 in Conferences and Call for Papers, Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Webinar on moving from practice to legal academia

Do you want to take your experience into academia? This panel will provide an overview of the process for entering legal teaching, including non-clinical and clinical academic posts, in administrative law and regulatory practice. The panelists will address preparation of materials for the job market, development of references, research agenda, conference interviews, callbacks, and the preparation of a job talk paper. The panel will also discuss the importance of diversity and practical experience in law teaching. In addition, the panel will highlight the new ABA Fellowship in Administrative Law, a fellowship program for full-time practitioners. The fellowship matches fellows with academics for mentoring in the year or two prior to the fellow going on the job market. In terms of structure, after short presentations from each panelist, the panelists will join breakout rooms for more detailed Q & A.

Two of the five speakers specialize in immigration law!

Panelists include:

Kevin M. Stack, Lee S. and Charles A. Speir Professor of Law, Vanderbilt Law School (moderator)

Bijal Shah, Associate Professor, Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law

Emily Bremer, Associate Professor of Law, Notre Dame Law School

Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar & Clinical Professor of Law, Penn State Law

Kathryn Kovacs, Professor of Law, Rutgers Law

 

Moving from Practice (Back) to Law School

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

7:00-8:30 pm (including breakout rooms) Eastern Standard Time Register in Advance Via Zoom:

MHC (h/t Jill Family)

October 31, 2021 in Conferences and Call for Papers | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Duke Law: The Asylum Whirlwind: Where Are We Now?

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Check out this upcoming event with Karen Musalo on November 9, 2021 from 12:30 – 1:15 p.m. ET.  The QR code will take you directly to the webinar or you can access the event here.  No registration is required.

KJ

October 28, 2021 in Conferences and Call for Papers, Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (1)

Monday, October 25, 2021

Virtual symposium on the role of administrative law in detention and imprisonment

On October 29, 2021, the Administrative Law Review is hosting a virtual symposium on the role of administrative law in detention and imprisonment.  It is organized by AU Professor Jayesh Rathod and features many immigrationprof blog community members such as Jill Family and David Rubenstein. More information here. Register here.

MHC (h/t Jill Family)

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October 25, 2021 in Conferences and Call for Papers, Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (1)

VIISTA online certificate training to represent asylees/refugees

Michele R. Pistone, Professor of Law at Villanova, shares that registration is open for an online certificate training program to teach immigration law and practice. The Villanova Interdisciplinary Immigration Studies Training for Advocates (VIISTA) program trains students to become immigrant advocates ready to serve migrants and refugees without requiring a JD. So far VISSTA graduates have been serving refugees and Afghan asylum seekers, among other types of work.

The program was developed to increase representation for immigrants, who are not guaranteed rights to court appointed lawyers in immigration court, by educating legal advocates (akin to nurse practitioners in health care). Graduates will be eligible, under existing regulations, to apply to become Department of Justice “accredited representatives,” authorized to provide low-cost legal representation to migrant and refugee families when they work for DOJ "recognized organizations."

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

  • Learn from renowned faculty at the forefront of immigration and advocacy
  • Develop practical skills in immigrant advocacy
  • Explore immigration law and practice
  • Gain insights into why people migrate
  • Transform the legal services experience for migrants and refugees

Founder Pistone reports that some VIISTA students tend to fall in 3 categories: PhD students or college professors who want to learn about immigration law to supplement their own teaching and or research, retiring lawyers who want to spend their retirement years volunteering with immigrant serving organizations, and staff members who work with immigrant communities or in service-learning programs on campus.

Here is a link to the website for more information and registration, immigrantadvocate.villanova.edu. Here is an article about VIISTA from the Chronicle of Higher Education. And here is an article about the critical results of representation from Vera Institute

MHC

October 25, 2021 in Conferences and Call for Papers, Immigration Law Clinics | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Conference: Detention, Incarceration, and Administrative Law

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The Administrative Law Review is hosting a virtual symposium on October 29, 2021 that will explore important questions about the role of administrative law in detention and imprisonment. More info here. Register here.

KJ

October 21, 2021 in Conferences and Call for Papers, Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

CFP: Business Accountability for Human Rights: Addressing Human Rights Issues in Global Supply Chains

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The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law is pleased to announce a call for papers to be presented in the course of its April 2022 conference on Business Accountability for Human Rights: Addressing Human Rights Issues in Global Supply Chains (rescheduled from October 2021 due to the impact of the COVID-19 Delta variant). The conference will bring together government officials, business people, lawyers, scholars, and representatives of faith traditions to explore human rights issues in global supply chains. The program will feature discussions of overarching challenges, cross-sector commitments to eliminating human rights violations, the benefits and costs of transnational regulation, ESG strategies, and financial issues. Specific topics will include subjects such as supply chain management, leading technologies, public/private partnerships, and emerging standards of human rights compliance. We welcome paper presentations from scholars in law, business or religion, as well as in other disciplines involving the study of matters germane to business accountability for human rights in global supply chains. The conference website may be found here.

SUBMIT ABSTRACTS FOR CONSIDERATION

If you are interested in presenting a paper at the Conference, please submit a working title and abstract of 200-300 words by January 15, 2022. Abstracts should pertain to works in progress or at least begun by the author, but they need not be completed papers. We hope to award travel stipends available to the authors of the three abstracts that score highest in the selection process. We will notify authors about acceptances by January 31, 2022. Thanks to those who already have submitted abstracts. All abstracts already submitted will be considered for the rescheduled conference in April.

To submit abstracts for consideration, please click here. Contact Professor Sarah Duggin - Director, Catholic Law Compliance, Investigations and Corporate Responsibility Program, about any questions at duggin@law.edu.

-KitJ

 

October 20, 2021 in Conferences and Call for Papers | Permalink | Comments (0)