9th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference

September 24, 2012 —

WHAT

9th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference

WHEN

Monday, October 1, 2012, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

WHERE

Georgetown University Law Center
Hart Auditorium, McDonough Hall
600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

SCHEDULE

9:00 - 9:45 a.m.
Keynote Address
Thomas E. Perez, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice

9:45 - 11:00 a.m.
Plenary Session I: Immigration Enforcement: the Role of States, the Federal Government and Litigation Developments
Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Visiting Professor and Director, Certificate in Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies and Center for Applied Legal Studies, Georgetown University Law Center; Deputy Director, Institute for the Study of International Migration, Georgetown University (Moderator)
Seth Grossman, Deputy General Counsel, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Lucas Guttentag, Robina Distinguished Senior Fellow, Research Scholar in Residence and Lecturer in Law, Yale Law School
Mark L. Shurtleff, Utah Attorney General

11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Plenary Session II: Immigration and the 2012 Elections and Campaigns
Doris Meissner, Senior Fellow and Director of the U.S. Immigration Policy Program, Migration Policy Institute (Moderator)
Alfonso Aguilar, Executive Director, Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles
Brian Bennett, Reporter, Los Angeles Times/Tribune, Washington Bureau
Maria T. Cardona, Principal, The Dewey Square Group and Founder, Latinovations

1:30 - 2:15 p.m.
Afternoon Keynote Address
Alejandro Mayorkas, Director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Charles Wheeler, Director, National Legal Center for Immigrants, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (Moderator)

2:15 - 3:30 p.m.
Plenary Session III: Serving Millions: Hot Topics in Legal Service Response
Jennie Guilfoyle, Training and Legal Support Attorney, National Legal Center for Immigrants, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (Moderator)
Eric Cohen, Executive Director, Immigrant Legal Resource Center
William Hornsby, Staff Counsel, Division for Legal Services, American Bar Association
Mark O'Brien, Executive Director, Pro Bono Net

3:45 - 5:00 p.m.
Plenary Session IV: Refugee Protection, Territorial Access and the Affirmative Asylum System
Donald Kerwin, Executive Director, Center for Migration Studies (Moderator)
Louis Orsini, Senior Maritime Law Enforcement Advisor, U.S. Coast Guard
Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Visiting Professor and Director, Certificate in Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies and Center for Applied Legal Studies, Georgetown University Law Center; Deputy Director, Institute for the Study of International Migration, Georgetown University
Barbara Strack, Chief, Refugee Affairs Division, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

NOTE

The participants will discuss current issues in immigration law and policy, including the role of the states and federal government in immigration enforcement, immigration policy and the 2012 elections and campaigns, the implementation of the administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and protection for refugees, asylees and immigrant children.

This event is sponsored by Georgetown Law, Migration Policy Institute, Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc. and Center for Migration Studies.

Media interested in attended should email mediarelations@law.georgetown.edu.