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What Comes Next: Immigration Law and the New Administration

1h 2m

Created on February 02, 2017



Following the presidential election of 2016, noncitizens face high levels of uncertainty regarding their ability to enter and remain in the U.S. Likewise, attorneys must understand this new landscape in developing legal strategies for clients seeking to live, work, study, or conduct other activities in the U.S. Policy makers at the state and local levels must also contend with complex and politically fraught issues affecting their constituents, while determining how they will interact with a new federal administration that may have different objectives.  

Noncitizens and their attorneys, advocates and representatives face difficult questions in this new landscape. What changes to existing programs, such as DACA, might take place? What are some ways that the enforcement may change? How might the administration change the ways that screenings take place at the border? Who are “criminal aliens”, what are “sanctuary cities”, and what powers does the administration have to force cities to comply with its policies? How do we explain these potential changes to our clients and advise them accordingly?  

This course, led by attorney Matthew Blaisdell, seeks to enable attorneys to provide strong counsel in this new, challenging environment.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Review the existing policies for border protection and interior enforcement

  2. Explore ways that these regimes may change under a new administration

  3. Understand the changing risks facing noncitizens in the U.S.

  4. Identify strategies for advising their clients given these changes.

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