April 30, 2021

Experts to discuss COVID-19, immigration challenges at ABA Homeland Security Law Institute

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2021 — Key decision-makers from the government and industry sectors will discuss the COVD-19 pandemic and immigration challenges among other topics at the Homeland Security Law Institute, May 7. The event will be held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

What: Homeland Security Law Institute Sponsored by the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice            

When:     Friday, May 7       

Where:    online

Program highlights include:

“DHS Regulatory Updates: Year in Review and What’s Next” — This panel will provide an overview of notable regulatory actions that the Department of Homeland Security issued in the past year. Panelists will also discuss regulatory-related actions that DHS took as part of the presidential transition, and recently issued executive orders and presidential memoranda related to regulations.  8:45-10:15 a.m. EDT

“COVID-19: A Multi-Perspective Review With Key Insights on the Year Ahead” — This panel will cover many aspects of the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic including key legal aspects. For example, panelists will discuss the disaster declaration process under the Stafford Act, including FEMA’s role in that process and what led to an emergency declaration for all states, tribes and territories. Panelists also will discuss the legal significance of a disaster declaration, including the availability of federal funding support for state, local, territorial & tribal entities. 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. EDT

“Understanding Immigration Law Challenges” — The panelists will discuss developments in the world of immigration law, including viewpoints from academia, the private sector and the government. An introduction to the basic principles of immigration law will allow for a discussion of the Biden administration’s immigration agenda. 3:45-5:15 p.m. EDT

For a complete list of panels and speakers, please click here. There is no charge for media covering this event. To register, please contact Jennifer Kildee at 202-662-1732 or Jennifer.Kildee@americanbar.org.

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