August 13, 2017

Immigration experts criticize reforms, restrictions for foreigners entering U.S.

New U.S. immigration policies draw criticism from a lawyers at the forefront of the fray during “Deportation, Due Process, and the New Frontier of U.S. Immigration Policy,” on Aug. 11 at the ABA Annual Meeting in New York City. The discussion raises questions about how recent reforms can be reconciled with time-honored, due process protections and the U.S. image as a beacon of hope for those persecuted abroad.

Panelists include:


  • James R. Silkenat
    ABA President, 2013-2014

  • T. Alexander Aleinikoff
    Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility

  • Jojo Annobil
    Immigrant Justice Corps

  • Bree Bernwanger
    Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights

  • Muzaffar Chishti
    Migration Policy Institute at NYU Law 

  • Maribel Hernández Rivera,
    New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs 

  • Alex Manuel
    Administrative Judge
    U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development

The program was sponsored by the ABA Judicial Division National Conference of the Administrative Law Judiciary and the ABA Commission on Immigration.