Implications Of Immigration Law And Policy Changes (2017)
Total Credits: 2.0 Professional Practice
During the Presidential campaign and post-election, President Donald J. Trump indicated that he would implement significant changes in U.S. immigration law centered on an “America First” platform. On January 25th and 27th, the President signed three executive orders “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States,” “Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements” and “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” These executive orders make sweeping immigration policy changes at the border, in the interior and temporarily halts the international refugee program for 120 days, indefinitely suspends the entry of Syrian refugees, and bars the entry of nationals from Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Iraq, Iran, Libya and Yemen for 90 days and until those countries abide by certain conditions. The executive orders led to litigation in several federal district courts nationwide.
This panel will address a few of these sweeping immigration changes, what other changes might be expected on the horizon, how implementation might impact immigrants and corporations, and in what capacity the legal profession may need to meet the needs of immigrants and corporate clients traversing a rapidly developing new immigration landscape. The panel will also discuss efforts by legal services providers and the private bar to meet this new environment.
Jojo Annobil, Esq. / Immigrant Justice Corps
Sophia Goring-Piard, Esq. / Fragomen, Del Ray, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
Joanne Macri, Esq. / Director of Regional Initiatives, State of New York Office of Indigent Legal Services
Kyle Sommer, Esq.
/ Fragomen, Del Ray, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
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