Webinar: Children’s Immigration Law: 2019 Round Up

Event details

  • September 10, 2019
  • 2:00 pm

The ABA Children’s Immigration Law Academy (CILA) invites you to a webinar presentation providing a review of substantive and procedural changes in immigration law affecting unaccompanied children over the past year.  The presentation will highlight both the ups and downs of the past months including creative strategies for litigating in this new environment.  The webinar will cover the following topics:

  • Dalia Castillo-Granados, Director, and Chloe Walker and Vickie Giambra, Senior Staff Attorneys, of the Children’s Immigration Law Academy, will address:
    1. Introduction – staying focused amidst changing policies.
    2. Changes in children’s asylum law including the Interim Final Rule regarding third countries, Safe Third Country agreements, Migrant Protection Protocols, Matter of L-E-A, the aftermath of Matter of A-B-, de-designation and other new Asylum Office policies.
    3. Changes in procedural rules in immigration court including status dockets, Family Unity docket, interpreters, the aftermath of Matter of L-A-B-R- and Pereira v. Sessions, and other changes in Immigration Judge protocols.
    4. Overview of recent federal litigation around SIJS adjudications, such as F.M. v. Nielsen, Moreno Galvez v. Cissna, and Perez Perez v. Cissna.
    5. Issues with children in CBP and ORR custody including the status of the Flores Settlement Agreement and implications of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services proposed immigration regulations relating to the apprehension, detention and release of undocumented immigrant children, and considerations for representing children separated from their parents.

The presentation aims to provide guidance, including ethical considerations to attorneys on how to litigate in a constantly changing environment as well as point them to resources to guide them along the way.

This training is pending approval by the State Bar of Texas for 1.0 participatory hour of CLE credit including .25 hours of ethics credit.