Monday, October 11, 2021
Thursday, October 7, 2021
The bienniel LatCrit conference is taking place virtually. Programming is available from Fri Oct 8- Sat oct 9, 2021. Numerous sessions will be relevant to Immprof blog readers. These two sessions are specifically related to immigration; additional immigration-related papers are interspersed among panels.
Fri Oct 8n 10:30AM
Session 1E. Toward a Critical Immigration Studies
- Sameer Ashar, University of California, Irvine School of Law
- Ming H. Chen, University of Colorado School of Law
- Shannon Gleeson, Cornell University
- César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
- Kevin Johnson, University of California, Davis School of Law
- Carrie Rosenbaum, University of California, Berkeley/Golden Gate University School of Law
Sat Oct 9 9:00AM
Session 3C. Critical Perspectives on Immigration
- Felipe De Jesus Hernández, UNKNOWN, Governing Exclusion: The Matrix of Citizenship
- Pooja Dadhania, California Western School of Law, Linguistic Abuse of Migrants
- Mary Yanik, Tulane University School of Law, and Laila Hlass, Tulane University School of Law, Habeas Corpus in Louisiana and the Rise of Prolonged Immigrant Detention
- Sarah R. Sherman Stokes, Boston University School of Law, Immigration Enforcement, Digital Cages, and the Violence of Invisibility
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Monday, October 4, 2021
National Immigrant Integration Conference 2021: President Biden speaks TODAY 10/4/21 (free virtual programming)
The National Imimgrant Integration Conference is hosting their 2021 annual convention "New American Dreams" in a hybrid format. The in-person portion began Sunday and runs October 3-8 in Las Vegas, NV. The virtual version is now open and free for those who register. UPDATE: President Biden will speak about his immigration policy priorities on October 4, 2021 at 12pm EST/9am PST.
NIIC is the largest conference on immigration in the U.S. and plays a central role in the powerful, diverse and broad immigrant and refugee rights and integration field. A core project of the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) and its member organizations—41 of the largest regional immigrant rights organizations in 37 states—NIIC convenes policymakers, academics, corporate and community leaders, researchers and practitioners, faith and labor leaders and funders from across the country. At the NIIC, the many different spokes of this field gather to develop relationships, build campaigns, amplify shared values, be inspired, build relationships, and share ideas, strategies, lessons learned and new information and innovations. It is an important space for leaders and organizations, and strengthens collaborations and partnerships that power work at the local, regional and national level. NIIC also encapsulates NPNA’s commitment to an inclusive democracy that welcomes, integrates and uplifts all refugees and immigrants, recognizing the vital contributions and impact they have on our nation. To ensure the broadest accessibility and connection to the field, each year, NPNA co-hosts the NIIC with key partners and member organizations in a different region of the country. The conference, which runs for three days, includes plenary sessions on the mainstage in front of the full conference audience, over 40 break-out issue area track sessions, affinity group caucuses for informal networking and strategizing, film screenings, author talks, cultural performances, an Expo, and more.
Friday, October 1, 2021
Prof. Robert S. Chang will be speaking virtually on Monday, Oct. 4, at 12:15 PM EST at Rutgers Law School. He will be reflecting on his 1993 piece, "Towards an Asian American Legal Scholarship," and discussing some of his recent work. Register here.
Professor Chang is Executive Director of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality. He has also previously served as Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development. He writes primarily in the area of race and interethnic relations, and is the author of "Disoriented: Asian Americans, Law and the Nation-State" (NYU Press 1999) and many articles, essays, and book chapters on Critical Race Theory, LatCrit Theory, and Asian American Legal Studies. His essay, Towards an Asian American Legal Scholarship, is one that anchors Asian American Jurisprudence classes and that inspired me to be come a law professor.
His talk is part of an Asian Americans, Pacific Islander and the Law Initiative started by Suzanne Kim and Rose Cuisson Villazor at Rutgers Law School through the Center for Immigration Law, Policy and Justice.
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Report: Families of Missing Migrants: Their Search for Answers and the Impacts of Loss -- Lessons Across Four Countries
A report released today by the International Organization for Migration’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre calls on governments to improve support for missing migrant families who are often forced to rely on smugglers and other informal networks in tracing loved ones.
The Centre's Missing Migrants Project compiled the report based on research with 76 families of missing migrants in Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Spain and the United Kingdom. Entitled “Families of Missing Migrants: Their Search for Answers and the Impacts of Loss – Lessons across four countries”, the report's accompanying policy briefing proposes 10 recommendations for authorities, international organizations and other actors to improve the response to cases of missing migrants and support for their families.
Read the Report here.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
UC Hastings' Center for Gender and Refugee Studies will be hosting a webinar: Best Practices for Haitian TPS Applications.
This webinar will provide an in depth understanding of legal issues that commonly arise with TPS applications with the Haitian community, such as dual nationality, firm resettlement, and other potential bars. The panel of immigration lawyers will offer best practices for addressing these legal obstacles based on their extensive experience working with Haitian TPS applicants. This webinar is highly recommended for legal practitioners working on Haitian TPS cases..
Date and Time: October 1, 2021, 12:00pm-1:30pm PDT/3:00-4:30 pm EDT
RSVP here. Attendees may submit questions in advance of the webinar; RSVP for the webinar will remain open until one hour before the start time.
Clarel Cyriaque, Esq.
Peterson St. Philippe, Managing Attorney, Catholic Charities Legal Services, Archdiocese of Miami, Inc.
Cassandra Suprin, Family Defense Program Director, Americans for Immigrant Justice
Christine Lin, Director of Training and Technical Assistance, Center for Gender & Refugee Studies
Gabrielle Apollon, Supervising Attorney and Co-Director, NYU Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, Haiti Mining Justice & International Accountability Project
1.5 General California MCLE credit; pending approval for 1.5 General Florida MCLE Credit
This training will be recorded and the recording and materials will be emailed to everyone who registers for the webinar.
Monday, September 27, 2021
American University's Washington College of Law will be hosting an in-person conference titled "Contested Boundaries: The Past, Present, and Future of US Citizenship" on Friday, October 1, 2021. The keynote presentation (October 1, 1:15pm-2:15pm EST) will be a discussion moderated by Amanda Frost (AU) with Martha Jones (John Hopkins) and Erika Lee (University of Minnesota) about the historical forces that have influenced US immigration and citizenship laws and policies and how debates over that history have shaped public understanding and public policy. The conversation will be recorded and may be available upon request (pending approvals).
Other portions of the conference will take place in-person only. Opening remarks will be given by Mae Ngai, Columbia and panels will address Race, Sovereignty, and Citizenship; Citizenship and Empire; Creating New Citizens; and Naturalization and Integration of New Citizens. For more information, please contact Amanda Frost.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
With apologies for the very last minute notice.... at 9AM Central today starts a 3 day online conference organized by the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility: ABOLISH ICE? What does it mean and what is at stake?
Here's the conference description: "What is at stake when people call to transform the immigration enforcement system? In recent years, immigration enforcement has been gaining increasing attention from the media, policy-makers, scholars, and the general public. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) - the fundamental machinery within the Department of Homeland Security in charge of enforcing immigration laws in the interior of the country - has been faced with accusations of human rights abuses in detention centers, conducting brutal long-term family separations, enforcing zero tolerance policies and racial profiling, along with a lack of accountability and oversight, and the waste and mismanagement of its funding resources. The accruing negative attention has framed ICE as the toxic face of the immigration system, and has inspired a spectrum of responses to transform it."
Today's panel is 9-10:30 Central: Meaningful Transformation of the Immigration Enforcement System. Registration here (not too late to join!).
Tomorrow's panel is 9-10:30 Central: Imagining a Post-ICE Immigration Enforcement System. Registration here.
Tomorrow's panel is 3-4:30PM Central: Up-Ending Enforcement to Impact Immigration System Reform. Registration here.
Monday, September 20, 2021
Those who have been writing about access to counsel in immigration courts may be interested to know there is a CFP with Journal fo Civil Rights and Economic Development. Three authors will be selected to speak at a virtual panel, publish their papers, and receive a $500 honorarium. Here is the full description of the topic, submission requirements, and the deadlines:
Closing the Justice Gap:
A Civil Right to Counsel
While there is a recognized affirmative right to counsel in criminal cases in the United States of America, generally, there is no right to counsel in civil cases. Civil cases can determine the rights of litigants in essential matters including housing, orders relating to domestic violence, custody of children, access to healthcare, and those facing jail for failure to pay child support or criminal fines or fees. 7 in 10 low income Americans experience at least one civil legal problem every year. Of those experiencing civil legal problems, 70 percent report that the problems greatly affect them. However, only 20 percent will seek legal help, and more than half of those who do so will receive only limited assistance or no legal assistance at all because the organizations providing assistance lack the necessary resources.
Recently, several states and localities have created laws that expand the civil right to counsel. Several states have expanded the right to counsel for minors or parents in custody disputes or in cases involving orders of protections. One of the most active areas is the expansion of the right to counsel in evictions. In 2017, NYC passed legislation granting low-income NYC tenants a right to counsel when they are sued in eviction cases. The cities of San Francisco, Newark, Cleveland, Philadelphia, and Santa Monica passed similar right to counsel laws in 2018 and 2019. In 2021, Connecticut, Maryland, and Washington enacted legislation giving low-income or indigent tenants facing eviction a right to counsel.
We are in an ideal time to explore this issue. Several recent laws and pilot programs have been in effect long enough for authors to examine how the programs have operated and where they have succeeded and failed. JCRED seeks to publish the work of scholars who creatively explore what we can do to guarantee a civil right to counsel.
Possible topics for submissions include but are not limited to:
- Analyses of the disparate results represented litigants have as compared to unrepresented ones
- Comparisons of laws or proposed legislation granting a civil right to counsel
- Explorations of the limitations or challenges posed by current or proposed civil right to counsel laws
- Proposals on how to ensure funding is available for existing and future civil right to counsel programs
- Reviews of existing laws giving a civil right to counsel, such as New York City’s Right to Counsel in eviction cases
- Comparative analyses of programs outside the United States and how they could be adopted within the country
The deadline to submit an abstract is October 10, 2021, and the selected full-length articles will be due January 9, 2022.
To Submit, Please Send:
- Abstract with a minimum length of two pages;
- Your name, title, and professional affiliation;
- Your Curriculum Vitae/Resume;
- Your contact details including phone number and email address.
Optional: Full Manuscripts are also welcome
- Manuscripts between 25 and 75 pages for full-length articles and essays, commentaries, or practice guides between 10 and 20 pages.
Please submit your abstract (or manuscript/essay/commentary) for consideration to: email@example.com.
- Abstract Deadline: October 10th, 2021
- Notification Date for Selected Authors: October 25th, 2021
- Final Article Submission Deadline: January 9th, 2022
If you have any questions about this call for papers, please contact the Research & Symposium Director, Katie O'Brien,
MHC (h/t Elaine Chiu)
Thursday, September 16, 2021
A year-long lecture series, organized by the Penn Program on Regulation at the University of Pennsylvania, will focus on issues of racial justice in regulation. Speakers for the fall term will include: Chris Brummer of Georgetown University (Sept. 28); Jessica Trounstine of the University of California (Oct. 26); Guy-Uriel Charles of Harvard Law School (Nov. 2); Dorothy Roberts of the University of Pennsylvania (Nov. 16); and Jill Fisher of the University of North Carolina (Dec. 7).
All lectures will be held from 5:00 - 6:00 pm Eastern Time via Zoom. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.pennreg.org/2021/09/14/race-and-regulation-lecture-series/
Chris Brummer, Agnes N. Williams Research Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
Professor Brummer, whose expertise includes financial inclusion and equity, financial regulation, and global governance, served previously on the National Adjudicatory Council of FINRA, a regulator of the securities industry. He also was a member of the Biden-Harris Transition team, advising on financial technology, racial equity, and systemic risk issues. His publications include What Do the Data Reveal About (the Absence of Black) Financial Regulators?
Jessica Trounstine, Foundation Board of Trustees Presidential Chair and Professor of Political Science, University of California, Merced
Professor Trounstine studies American politics and political representation, with a focus on how political institutions generate racial and socioeconomic inequalities. She is the author of the award-winning book, Segregation by Design: Local Politics and Inequality in American Cities.
November 2: Race, Political Power, and American Democracy: Rethinking Voting Rights Law and Policy for a Divided Nation
Guy-Uriel Charles, Charles Ogletree, Jr. Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Professor Charles studies election law, race and law, and constitutional law, and directs the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard. He is co-editor of Race, Reform, and Regulation of the Electoral Process: Recurring Puzzles in American Democracy, and is at work on a new book, on which this lecture is based. This lecture is part of Public Interest Week 2021. It is also the Penn Program on Regulation’s 2021 Distinguished Regulation Lecture.
November 16: Black Families Matter: How the U.S. Family Regulation System Punishes Poor People of Color
Dorothy Roberts, George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology and the Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights, University of Pennsylvania
Professor Roberts is a Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor and the founding director of the Program on Race, Science & Society at the University of Pennsylvania. The author of Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare, her latest book, Torn Apart: How the Child Welfare System Destroys Black Families—And How Abolition Can Build a Safer World, will be released in 2022.
December 7: How Race and Social Inequalities Influence Healthy People’s Paid Participation in FDA-Required Clinical Trials
Jill A. Fisher, Professor of Social Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Professor Fisher’s work explores how social inequalities are produced or exploited by commercialized medicine in the United States, especially in the conduct of clinical trials. Her talk will build on insights from her award-winning book, Adverse Events: Race, Inequality, and the Testing of New Pharmaceuticals.
The PAC-12 offers more than sports. This fall it will offer a speaker series around the theme "access to justice." Among the many important topics is a talk on Responding to the Humantarian Crisis in Afghanistan (September 28) and The Limits of Universal Representation for Immigrants (November 30). Registration links for the first two talks now posted; others will be added during the series.
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Negrophobia and Reasonable Racism: Race, Language, Unequal Justice, and the Law
University of California Berkeley School of Law
Responding to the Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan
Stanford University Law School
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Judges in Lawyerless Courts
University of Colorado Law School
Identity By Committee
University of California Los Angeles School of Law
Inventing Latinos: A New Story of American Racism
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
Title coming soon
University of Oregon School of Law
This is My America: Stories, Storytelling and Access to Justice
University of Washington School of Law
Due Process Deportations? The Limits of Universal Representation for Immigrants
AILA University Video Roundtable on Strategic Considerations in the Wake of Niz-Chavez, September 17, 2021
AILA is hosting a Video Roundtable on September 17, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. ET on Strategic Considerations in the Wake of Niz-Chavez. More information about this free training is available here.
In Niz-Chavez v. Garland, 141 S. Ct. 1474 (2021), the Court held that a defective Notice to Appear that does not include the time and/or place of the removal hearing does not trigger the stop-time rule for cancellation of removal, even when the immigration court later serves a notice of hearing with the required information.
This Roundtable will cover the following topics and includes several excellent discussion leaders, including frequent immprof blogger Geoffrey Hoffman:
- Challenging Defective Notices to Appear
- Accrual of 10 Years of Physical Presence, Including Pre– and Post-Final Orders of Removal
- Qualifying Relatives: Aged-Out Children and Deceased Parents and Spouses
- Caroline Walters (DL), Senior Attorney, American Immigration Council, Washington, DC
- Mark Barr, AILA Federal Court Litigation Section Steering Committee/AILA Amicus Committee, Denver, CO
- Dr. Alicia Triche, AILA Federal Court Litigation Section Steering Committee, Memphis, TN
- Geoffrey Hoffman, Houston, TX
- Trina Realmuto, Brookline, MA
Friday, September 3, 2021
Please UC Hastings Law for an upcoming virtual conference investigating systemic and historic causes of anti-AAPI violence, Connecting the Threads that Bind: Contextualizing Legalize Violence Against Asian Americans.
Panelists will provide frameworks for understanding the continued subordination of AAPI and BIPOC communities and discuss AAPI-led advocacy and reforms to address the root causes of AAPI violence and disenfranchisement. Throughout the conference, we will hear from prominent scholars, critical race theorists, poets, activists, and movement lawyers from across the country working on issues related to AAPI violence.
Please click here for more information and event registration.
The event features, among others: Michael Omi, Lorraine Bannai, Shelley Lee, Khaled Beydoun, Vinay Harpalani, Carol Izumi, Deepa Iyer, Bill Tamayo, Eunice Lee, Stephen Lee, Ming Hsu Chen, Jason Wu, Cynthia Choi, Eddy Zheng, Zohra Ahmed, Michael Chang, and Frank Wu. There will also be poetry readings from acclaimed poets Russell Leong and Julian Aguon.
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Thursday, August 12, 2021
The American University Washington Law Review will hold its annual symposium on “The Impact of Race on Youth [in]Justice: A Closer Look at Young People of Color and the Legal System.” The Law Review is placing a call for submissions. The Symposium takes place on Friday, February 4, 2022.
The law review provides additional description of their topic and suggested topic areas that include Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and DACA.
Traditionally, we dedicate our Annual Symposium to exploring a burgeoning area in the legal field; young people, particularly young people of color, often have decisions made for them through legal systems every day. AULR is placing a call for submissions—including legal articles and other scholarly commentaries related to this topic—for publication and potential discussion at its February 2022 Annual Symposium.
Suggested Topic Areas
Aging out of Foster Care
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
Disparate Sentencing in the Juvenile Legal System
Disproportionate Minority Contact in the Juvenile Legal System
Family Separations at the Border
Housing Disparity Impacts on Youth
Policies that Lead to Foster Care Involvement
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
The School to Prison Pipeline
Transgender Youth of Color
December 1, 2021: Draft Manuscript Submission Date (to keep production
on schedule, the Law Review must receive a draft of your manuscript by this
date. This will allow us the necessary time to review the piece and prepare
your publication agreement)
January 11, 2022: Final Manuscript Submission Date (Tentative)
February 4, 2022 Inperson conference (live-streamed)
MHC (h/t Jayesh Rathod)
Monday, August 9, 2021
Cornell's Migrations initiative will host a webinar titled "Dissecting Discrimination: The Living Legacy of Migration, Race, and Politics" on Thursday, August 12, 1 p.m. (EDT)
In this webinar, Cornell faculty across several disciplines will discuss the relationship between migration and race-based discrimination, from the earliest forced movement of enslaved peoples to nations built on excluding or extracting from particular racial/ethnic groups. Through the lens of colonialism and conquest, they’ll examine the ways in which migrant discrimination is preserved today and how to address it.
- Moderator Stephen Yale-Loehr, Professor of Immigration Law Practice, Cornell Law School
- Gerard Aching, Professor, Co-Director, and Faculty Fellow, Cornell University College of Arts & Sciences
- Shannon Gleeson, Professor of Labor Relations, Law, and History, ILR School; Co-Chair of the Migrations Initiative Taskforce, Cornell University
- Wendy Wolford, Vice Provost for International Affairs; Robert A. and Ruth E. Polson Professor of Global Development, Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
The Cornell Migrations initiative studies the nexus among racism, dispossession, and migration by cultivating dialogue and creative interdisciplinary collaboration.
Monday, August 2, 2021
The Migration Policy Institute, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, and Georgetown University Law Center will jointly host the 18th annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference. It will be a virtual event over two half-days on September 27 and 28. The conference will feature thoughtful policy and legal analysis, and discussion of the most important immigration topics from leading government officials, attorneys, policymakers, researchers, advocates, and others. (Video and a program from the 17th annual conference in 2020 is online.)
Registration procedures to be updated here; questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, July 26, 2021
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Join Marshall Project Contributing Writer Julia Preston and Immigration Judge Amiena Khan for what promises to be a very interesting discussion about the future of the immigration courts, this Friday at 1 p.m. Eastern.
Registration information is available here.