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L. Francis Cissna (L’95), director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, delivered the keynote address at the 15th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference at Georgetown Law on October 1.

2018 Immigration Law and Policy Conference Examines Changing Landscape

October 9, 2018 Human Rights & Immigration

Since the 2016 presidential campaign, immigration is at the forefront of the nation’s consciousness — most recently, with respect to family separations and zero-tolerance policies at the border. What role is immigration likely to play in the November mid-term elections? How has the administration acted to restrict the pathways to seek and gain asylum in the United States? What are the legal and policy issues surrounding the separation of migrant families, an increased focus on denaturalization, and the unveiling of a proposed public-charge rule that could deter significant numbers of legal immigrants and their U.S. citizen dependents from accessing public benefits to which they are entitled?