Global Migration Section: Refugees and Asylees - An Overview of the Global Situation - Recording (.MP3)

Global Migration Section: Refugees and Asylees - An Overview of the Global Situation - Recording (.MP3)

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Recorded 04/20/2017
CLE Eligible No
Length 63 min.
Format MP3
SKU SC2017-04-20-GM-DL

Refugees and Asylees: An Overview of the Global Situation

As a result of ongoing political and socio-economic changes, refugees remain a population in flux and in need of continued legal assistance. But they seek this assistance in an increasingly challenging global environment. The European refugee crisis began in 2015 when rising numbers of people arrived undocumented in the European Union, travelling across the Mediterranean Sea or overland through Southeast Europe. These people included not only refugees seeking protection, but also various others, including economic migrants. The influx led to a backlash against migrants in many jurisdictions. The refugee situation now present in Europe has been ongoing in other parts of the world, such as Africa and Australia, for quite some time. Also, the U.S., due to President Trump’s recent travel ban, has halted its refugee program for an extendable 90 day period, although this is currently subject to legal challenges.

Our panel of experts will provide their take on the current global refugee crises in each of their jurisdictions. The panelists will provide on the ground guidance on the ever-changing refugee situation in their countries of expertise. They will also provide information on how immigration attorneys around the world can volunteer their services to assist this vulnerable population.


Moderator – Lois Gimpel Shaukat (McKinsey)
Adam Rosser – Hunton & Williams, DC, and founder of not for profit Sea of Solidarity in Lesvos, Greece
Danai Papchristopoulou, HIAS Greece
Alexine Casanovo Gaye, Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Service (IRIS), New Haven, CT

The speaker's views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided in the written materials are based on the speaker's experiences and current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and the speaker's experiences may differ from your own.

Members are encouraged to join the Global Migration Section if they have not already. Section membership is no additional charge. Complete the application today.

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Iraq — Tom Donovan (Iraq Law Alliance)
UAE — Rebecca Ford (Clyde & Co)
Turkey — Maria Celebi (Bener Law Office)
Saudi Arabia — Neal Carley (Proven SA)