A New Era in Immigration? Part 1
Join us for the first of a 3-part webinar series on immigration law and policy changes following the inauguration of President Biden.
The Biden administration has committed to end the Remain in Mexico program, which has forced asylum seekers to wait indefinitely for their US asylum proceedings in dangerous conditions in Mexico. Other policies that effectively blockade the border to asylum seekers may also finally be abandoned. In addition, there is a strong push for President Biden to end an immigration system that has seen widespread detention of asylum seekers, families and children, and other migrants, often in facilities run by for-profit prison companies. This panel will explore not only a possible end to exclusionary policies but also a new vision that would emphasize humane processing of asylum seekers arriving at the U.S. southern border. The panelists will consider public health, legal and policy questions that will arise during the transition away from an enforcement-focused approach.
This event is sponsored by the Immigration Clinic, the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law , and the St. Edward’s University Social Work Program.
REGISTER for Part 1: Ending detention and border policies that exclude asylum seekers on March 3 at noon here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/138441266555
REGISTER for Part 2: A Promise of Permanency? Legislative reform, temporary protections and lingering interior enforcement on March 24 at noon here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/139283517751
REGISTER for Part 3: Re-Building the US Refugee Resettlement Program on April 14 at noon here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/139283930987