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Diverse Aspects of Immigration Law Reform to Be Discussed by Practitioners and Academics at March 4 Symposium

February 21, 2011 – 

Issues created by United States immigration laws and proposals for reforming current immigration policy will be covered at the all-day, Friday, March 4, 2011 symposium “Redefining Borders: Comprehensive Immigration Reform in the United States.” The symposium will be held at Rutgers School of Law–Newark and is sponsored by the school’s online journal, the Rutgers Law Record, and the Rutgers Immigrants Rights Collective.

The day will consist of four panels that will each focus on a different area of U.S. immigration law. Among the topics to be covered are: expanding H 1B visas, creating visas for unskilled workers, the DREAM Act, redefining family categories, the effect of increased enforcement on immigration adjudication, detention practices, and the legality of government raids.

There is no charge for the symposium but pre-registration is required. For more information about the event, email the Rutgers Law Record at lawrecord@lawrecord.com.

What:  “Redefining Borders: Comprehensive Immigration Reform in the United States” sponsored by the Rutgers Law Record and the Rutgers Immigrants Rights Collective 
Who:  MORNING PROGRAM
Featured Speaker:
Muzaffar Chishti, Director of the Migration Policy Institute at New York University School of Law

Business Panel:
Neil S. Dornbaum, Partner, Dornbaum & Peregoy
Anthony F. Siliato, Partner, Meyner and Landis LLP
Matthew Lister, Sharswood Fellow in Law and Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Professor Howard F. Chang, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Alka Bahal, Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP

AFTERNOON PROGRAM
Family Panel:
Patrick Klauss, Partner, Berd & Klauss PLLC
Harlan York, Harlan York & Associates
Professor Lenni B. Benson, New York Law School
Alexia Schapira, Catholic Charities

Enforcement Panel:
Amy Gottlieb, Director of the Immigrant Rights Program, American Friends Service Committee, and Adjunct Professor, Rutgers School of Law–Newark
Professor Jill E. Family, Widener School of Law
Elissa Steglich, Managing Attorney, American Friends Service Committee, and Adjunct Professor, Rutgers School of Law–Newark
Kerry Bretz, Partner, Bretz & Coven, LLP

Asylum Panel:
Lori Nessel, Director of the Center for Social Justice, Seton Hall University School of Law
Asma Warsi Chaudry, Law Offices of Asma Warsi Chaudry, former Executive Director at the Boaz Community Corporation
When:  9 am – 5 pm, Friday, March 4, 2011 
Where:  Rutgers School of Law–Newark