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2019 AILA Asylum Conference and Webcast

October 18, 2019
AILA National Office, Washington, District of Columbia, USA

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Presented 10/18/19
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 1 Day
Format In-Person Event

As of June 2019, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees reports that we are witnessing the highest levels of human displacement on record, with an unprecedented 70.8 million people around the world who have been forced from their homes. Among them are nearly 25.9 million refugees, millions of stateless people, and 3.5 million asylum seekers. In a time where nearly one person every two seconds is forced to flee as a result of conflict or persecution, it has never been more important for countries like the United States to offer humanitarian protection.

Unfortunately, however, the Trump administration has turned a blind eye to this need. Instead, it has implemented sweeping policy changes to the U.S. asylum program and made new legal interpretations intended to nearly eliminate the protections offered to asylum seekers. This is the true “humanitarian crisis” at our borders. As a result, it is imperative that advocates fight harder than ever for the rights of asylum seekers in this country. To help in this cause, the faculty in this intermediate– to advanced-level conference will discuss the administration’s recent attacks on the asylum system, offer expert guidance on new strategies to employ in immigration court, and provide other essential tools for practitioners to use as they continue to advocate for the critical protections their clients need and deserve.

Viewing Options On Friday, October 18, 2019, faculty members will present a full day of live sessions. These sessions can be attended either in-person at the AILA National Office in Washington, D.C. (space is limited), or via webcast from the convenience of home or the office. Either way, the program is live and interactive! All participants will be given a link to the conference recording, so any sessions missed (particularly helpful for our West Coast participants given the time difference) or in need of review can be revisited at your convenience.

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The speaker's/author’s views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided are based on the speaker's/author’s experiences and the current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and experiences may differ from your own.
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(Through 9/26/19)
Onsite Rate

(After 9/26/19)
AILA Members $295 $395
AILA Members' Paralegal $295 $395
AILA Law Student Members $120 $220
AILA Nonprofit Members $145 $245
Nonmember Attorneys $675 $775
Nonmember Law Students $375 $475
Government $495 $595
Nonprofit Attorneys $495 $595

Online registration ends October 15, 2019.
  • For in-person participation: onsite registration will only be available if the conference has not sold out
  • Webcast: must register by 12:00pm ET on October 15, 2019

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Please note: All registrations are subject to approval. Attendance at AILA conferences and seminars is solely restricted to AILA members and their employees, government employees, and nonmember attorneys. Non-attorney attendance is limited to the employees of AILA members in good standing, to HR professionals who have an AILA member reference, employees of accredited educational institutions providing support to international student and scholar services at their employing institutions, and accredited representatives under 8 CFR §292.2. AILA will reject conference registrations from persons who provide representation without authorization in violation of 8 CFR §292.1, such as for-profit "immigration consultants" and "notarios."

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AILA will file for CLE credits in appropriate jurisdictions. Eligible participants can receive up to 8.4 total credits in 50-minute jurisdictions and up to 7.0 total in 60-minute jurisdictions. To receive CLE credit, attorneys must record sessions attended and CLE codes provided at each session via webCLE. More information on jurisdictions approving this program for CLE credit will be available closer to the conference date. Live attendance must be recorded by October 25, 2019. This deadline does not apply to the download format.

Please Note: CLE credits not reported on webCLE by the published deadline will be subject to an administrative late fee to cover incurred costs.

Nearby Hotels close to the AILA National Office:
JW Marriott Washington, DC
Address: 1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004
Phone: (202) 393-2000
W Washington D.C.
Address: 515 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20004
Phone: (202) 661-2400
Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC Downtown
Address: 815 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 783-7800
Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
Address: 999 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 898-9000
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received by October 3, 2019, entitle registrants to a full refund (less $50 processing fee). Cancellation requests will not be accepted after October 3, 2019, but the conference materials will be made available to all registrants in their AILA Agora Digital Libraries. Exceptions to the cancellation deadline will be made for emergencies and valid medical issues submitted with supporting documentation. All cancellations must be in writing or email to

Cancellation Policy (Webcast): No cancellation requests will be accepted after October 3, 2019. All cancellations must be in writing or email to

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