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.
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).
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
One of the best courses
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.
presenter has a solid command of the material which was very well discussed.
i plan to use material
Very well done.
Mr. Blaisdell made an excellent and well-researched presentation. Thank you.
best lecturer with the best course material ,bar none.
Comprehensive and thorough review of the topic
Very informative and relevant.
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.
Excellent program, speaker, written materials. Mr. Blaisdell is very clear in his presentation and with his materials. It is a pleasure to listen.
Very timely and relevant. Excellent presentation.
Very interesting topic! Look forward to additional programs on this subject. Speaker knowledgeable and informative with the material presented.
I thought speaker was thorough and really respected his defining terms clearly at the beginning of his session
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Very relevant. Good presentation.
An excellent and timely presentation by a very effective speaker. I look forward to additional programs he does on or related to this topic.
Really good overview
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