June 25, 2018 August 11, 2017

Deportation, Due Process, and the New Frontier of U.S. Immigration Policy

Location and Time

Friday, August 11, 2017

2:00 - 3:30 pm

New York Hilton Midtown, Sutton Center, 2nd Floor

1335 Avenue of the Americas

About this Program

Millions of noncitizens in the United States, including immigrants, refugees, and visitors are impacted by the new U.S. immigration policies sweeping the nation. Immigrants are being rounded up and targeted for deportation by enforcement authorities, separating families, and swelling already-overcrowded detention facilities and immigration courts. Lawful permanent residents (“green card” holders), were literally turned away at the airports upon returning from visits abroad – before the Courts stepped in and halted these new practices. So-called “Sanctuary Cities” have been threatened with roll-backs in federal funding for social service programs unless they employ local police officers and resources to help enforce these new federal policies. How can these “reforms” be reconciled with time-honored, due process protections and the U.S. image as a beacon of hope for those persecuted abroad? 


  • Jojo Anobil,  Executive Director, Immigrant Justice Corps, New York
  • T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Director of the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility, The New School in New York City
  • Bree Bernwanger, Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights, San Francisco
  • Muzaffar Chishti, Director of the Migration Policy Institute, New York University
  • Maribel Hernandez Rivera, Executive Director of Legal Initiatives, New York Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs
  • Moderator, James R. Silkenat, New York attorney, former ABA President
  • Announcer, Alex Manuel, Administrative Judge, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, Washington, DC


  • Judicial Division
  • Commission on Immigration