November 01, 2015

Immigration panel focuses on family detention

ABA President Paulette Brown opened a panel discussion Nov. 2 in Washington, D.C., entitled “Family Detention at a Crossroads: Will the U.S. Government Persist or Desist?” The panel was sponsored by the ABA Commission on Immigration.

In addition to addressing the issues surrounding detention of  families, the panel discussed the findings and recommendations of the recent report, Family Immigration Detention: Why the Past Cannot Be Prologue, which was developed by the ABA commission with the assistance of the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers LLP.

Those appearing on the panel were (from left above): Denise L. Gilman, UT Law Immigration Clinic; Dora B. Schiriro, Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; Melissa Crow, American Immigration Council; and moderator Mary Meg McCarthy, chair of the ABA commission.

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