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The Supreme Court Immigration Roundup (2017-2018 Term)

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Produced on March 19, 2018

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Course Information

Time 97 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

The landscape of immigration law was significantly affected by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2017, and several issues of legal and policy import will be continued on the 2018 docket. Are there any significant limits to the President’s ability to refuse entry of foreign nationals into the U.S.? How long may a non-citizen be detained without a bond hearing? Can doctrines traditionally applied to criminal law be applied to civil immigration law? How far does the right to effective counsel in a criminal proceeding extend within the immigration context? To what extent can states and localities refuse to comply with federal immigration enforcement? While most of these questions were addressed, a number were left unanswered until the next term.

In this course, attorney Matthew Blaisdell will examine the cases that were heard by SCOTUS in the last year, with an eye towards several decisions and issues that may be front and center in the next term, including the “travel ban” and “sanctuary cities.” He will examine a number of background issues presented in the cases, including: Article II Separation of powers and the executive authority to regulate immigration; the First Amendment establishment clause; Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment substantive due process, procedural due process, and the void for vagueness doctrine; Sixth Amendment effective assistance of counsel; the commandeering doctrine and related 10th Amendment concerns; and statutory construction disputes within the Immigration and Nationality Act.



Learning Objectives:
  1. Examine the primary immigration cases heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2017
  2. Analyze the background constitutional and statutory issues underlying these cases
  3. Anticipate issues that will be addressed in 2018

Credit Information

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Faculty

Matthew Blaisdell

Matthew Blaisdell, Esq.

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).



Reviews

LO
Lisa O.

Outstanding

MH
Maureen H.

excellent presentation. materials provided are outstanding. Presentation needed more time to cover the cases and issues presented.

OH
oralia h.

super educational

HS
Harrison S.

Presenter specializes in this area of the law and is obviously very knowledgeable and is an excellent teacher of the ins and outs of the current immigration bands promulgated by executive orders very good recap of recent history.

MK
Michele K.

thank you

VB
Victoria L. B.

Very good. 6

IM
Ian M.

great update, looking forward to the next one

LT
Laura T.

Excellent overview!

IR
Ian R.

Busy year, so good to get an update!

LV
Laura V.

Extremely informative!

DB
Debra B.

Very informative.

CK
Claire K.

Please ask this lecturer to record additional sessions with updates - would be very helpful.

RC
Ryan C.

With immigration moving so quickly it's good to see a recent CLE, not that the others are bad but check back in a week and whatever you put out will need an update in this administration

JP
Joe P.

thank you

RM
Richard M.

highly valuable contribution to our understanding

MH
Mark H.

very good

TL
Todd L.

Great overview of subjects

JH
Jay H.

Excellent presentation.

MB
Mary B.

Excellent presentation

RB
Rebecca B.

Great info on current issue even though they are very complicated & ever-changing

BT
Barbara T.

Great course. Would love to take a full seminar on the topic.

JG
James G.

Outstanding CLE, Thanks.

AM
Alexander M.

Thank you! Great presentation.

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