A Legal Analysis of ICE Interior Enforcement and Sanctuary Cities

(569 Ratings)

Produced on: October 10, 2017

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 62 minutes
Difficulty Advanced

The manner in which the immigration laws are enforced with the U.S. has become an issue dividing state and local governments from the federal government, as the Executive seeks to change the framework for enforcement that existed under the prior administration. Jurisdictions must decide to what extent they will aid the federal government in the detection and apprehension of noncitizen residents, and whether and how to resist such efforts. Is the federal government seeking cooperation with local governments, or to co-opt them? To what extent, if any, can the federal government punish local governments that do not comply? What constitutional principles will decide these questions?

In this course, attorney Matthew Blaisdell will provide an understanding of the relevant enforcement frameworks and how they operate today, various background issues related to immigration enforcement, and the relevant legal issues that have given rise to litigation.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Obtain an understanding of the various programs that ICE deploys to affect the enforcement of immigration laws within the borders of the U.S.
  2. Define key terms such as “interoperability,” “prosecutorial discretion,” “detainers,” “criminal aliens,” and “unauthorized status,” among others
  3. Analyze the legal issues surrounding the President’s executive order regarding “sanctuary cities” and the subsequent, related litigation
  4. Anticipate issues that may arise under the current enforcement framework


Matthew Blaisdell

Matthew Blaisdell, Esq.

Matthew Blaisdell is an attorney Brooklyn, New York, with full concentration in immigration law. He is the a former Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) National Consumer Protection and Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee and current Chair of AILA’s Consumer Protection Rapid Response Team. He frequently writes and presents on the topic of consumer protection and immigration fraud, and he has provided testimony to several cities considering legislation to protect immigrant consumers.

He also regularly provides trainings and lectures on topics related to attorney ethics, practice management, prosecutorial discretion and advocating before various government agencies, immigration legislation and policies, constitutional issues, immigration options for youth and unaccompanied minors, LGBTQ immigration issues, immigration consequences of criminal activity, humanitarian forms of relief, and non-immigrant visas.

He received his juris doctor, as well as an LL.M in environmental law, from Pace Law School, and is a graduate of the New York City Environmental Law Leadership Institute (NYCELLI).


Charles S.

My wife practices immigration law and asylum law in particular- was hoping this might help me absorb enough info to see the order in the chaos. It was helpful - for a subject that is changing every day

RoyDale P.

One of the best courses

Katharine N.

This was organized, concise, informative and interesting. Great presenter and class. I am a commercial real estate attorney and I loved this class even though it has nothing to do with my area of expertise.

Suzanne K.

Good presenter.

Richard M.

presenter has a solid command of the material which was very well discussed.

Gerald C.

i plan to use material

Ruth G.

Very well done.

Louis D.

Excellent presentation!

David A.

Great job

Christopher B.

Mr. Blaisdell made an excellent and well-researched presentation. Thank you.

Cecil F.

best lecturer with the best course material ,bar none.

Lawrence P.

Great information!

Antoine M.

Comprehensive and thorough review of the topic

Nadia M.

Interesting topic

Laura P.

Very informative and relevant.

Geoffrey K.

Mr. Blaisdell made a very clear presentation and is a very engaging speaker. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone interested in this subject matter.

Corey E.

Thank you

Lou Ann B.

Excellent program, speaker, written materials. Mr. Blaisdell is very clear in his presentation and with his materials. It is a pleasure to listen.

Mara H.

Very timely and relevant. Excellent presentation.

Georgian P.

Very interesting topic! Look forward to additional programs on this subject. Speaker knowledgeable and informative with the material presented.

Randal W.

I thought speaker was thorough and really respected his defining terms clearly at the beginning of his session

Marc P.


William A.

Technology is getting better and better. No problems!

Carolyn S.

Very relevant. Good presentation.

Thomas C.

An excellent and timely presentation by a very effective speaker. I look forward to additional programs he does on or related to this topic.

Harmony M.

Great presentation

Chase L.

great overview

Thaddeus A.

Really good overview

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