Immigration Law and Policy Conference, with Keynotes by John McCain and Haley Barbour

October 24, 2013 —


The 10th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference, featuring remarks from Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) and former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, presented by Georgetown University Law Center, the Migration Policy Institute, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., and the Center for Migration Studies of New York. 


Thursday, October 31, 2013 


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


9:00 a.m.
Keynote Address
Haley Barbour, Governor of Mississippi (2004-2012) 

9:45 a.m.
Panel 1 - State of Play: Insights from the Field and Washington on the Immigration Reform Debate
Roy Beck, President and CEO, Numbers USA
Fawn Johnson, Correspondent, National Journal
Ryan Lizza, Washington Correspondent, The New Yorker
Bruce A. Morrison, Chair, Morrison Public Affairs Group
Lorella Praeli, Director of Advocacy and Policy, United We Dream
Doris Meissner, Director, Migration Policy Institute's US Immigration Policy Program (Moderator)

11:20 a.m.
Panel 2 - Life Beyond Congressional Action
Marielena Hincapié, Executive Director, National Immigration Law Center
Lynden Melmed, Partner, Berry Appleman & Leiden
Wendy Young, President, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
Jeanne Atkinson, Executive Director, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (Moderator)

1:20 p.m.
Panel 3 - Lessons from the Past: Looking to the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and Beyond to Ensure Success
Muzaffar Chishti, Director of the NYU School of Law Office, Migration Policy Institute
Charles Kamasaki, Executive Vice President, National Council of La Raza
Jan C. Ting, Professor of Law, Temple University Beasley School of Law
Donald Kerwin, Executive Director, Center for Migration Studies (Moderator)

2:45 p.m.
Afternoon Keynote Address
Senator John McCain (R-Arizona)

3:30 p.m.
Panel 4 - A New Reality at the Border: Assessing Current Conditions and Considerations for Future Policy
Edward Alden, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Michael J. Fisher, Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol
Fernando Garcia, Executive Director, Border Network for Human Rights
Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Director, Georgetown Law's Human Rights Institute (Moderator)


Panelists will offer thoughtful, evidence-based law and policy analysis and discussion of immigration issues during all four sessions.

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