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.
This course is pre-approved for CLE credit in the following states. If your state is not listed, contact support for more information on how to receive credit
Matthew Blaisdell is an attorney Brooklyn, New York, with a full concentration in immigration law. He is the former Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) National Consumer Protection and Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee and is 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).
Very informative and the gentleman was careful to make a factual presentation rather than an opinionated one.
An important and timely topic presented fairly and without an overt political angle. Much appreciated!
Excellent presentation, thanks.
Nice summary of current developments
The best LawLine CLE course I’ve listened to.
This was a brilliant presentation.
Timely and informative
Excellent presentation and very current.
Good introductory class on this topic.
Very good review of current ICE concerns, etc.
Current topic and helpful content. Timely.
Good analysis of situation.
This was a fantastic presentation!
Great CLE on an important matter
The speaker was excellent!
Very well informed speaker
Current topic; great presentation.
Definitely worth watching in light of the high publicity on this topic. You will learn a lot. I will watch a second presentation by presenter.
I practice criminal law so this was helpful in knowing the right questions to ask.
Great presentation. Hope to hear more from him as this issue evolves.
The speaker covered a lot of substantive points and was informative.
Matthew presents a great deal of information in just one hour -- interesting and timely subject matter. I especially appreciated the case decision references.
Excellent overview of immigration law in addition to the sanctuary city content
Very relevant these days.
Very difficult subject with constantly shifting sands and extremely active litigation. He did a great job in explaining his points. He deserves an A+ for this presentation.
Learned a lot in the short time-frame.
Timely review of current controversy.
This was the most interesting CLE I've completed with Lawline.
This presenter is effective.
Real good basic course providing great overview of subject matter.
With courses such as this one, Lawliine makes CLE both informative and enjoyable!
Good presentation of complex area of law.
Fantastic . . . . well done
thank you for mentioning Chicago and its issues for our general understanding
A very timely course of interest to many!
Very knowledgeable young man who was thoughtful and made sure the attendees' personal political positions, whatever they might be, were not offended in any way.
Very current information delivered in an interesting manner.
this was one of the better ones
Excellent presentation by Mr. Blaisdell.
Excellent course - thank you!
Very informative speaker. Thank you!
Interesting & informative
Very pertinent and excellently presented.
Great over view and presentation. Please do more on this subject. Thank you!
Timely topic, knowledgeable. presenter.
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