Advocacy Through the Media, Congress, and Community Organizations

Advocacy Through the Media, Congress, and Community Organizations

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Recording Date 01/11/18
CLE Eligible No
Length 66 min.
Format MP3
SKU POD2018-01

ICE’s use of prosecutorial discretion (PD) has been greatly restricted under the Trump administration. Clients previously afforded PD through a joint motion for administrative closure or a Form I-246 stay of removal are now out of options and facing imminent removal. The panelists will explore how practitioners can effectively advocate for their clients through the media, partnerships with immigrant advocacy groups, and members of Congress.

  • Recent Changes in ICE’s Use of Prosecutorial Discretion
  • Involving the Media and Pressure from the Outside: Potential Risks and Benefits to the Client
  • Potential Risks and Benefits to the Attorney’s Other Clients
  • Partnering with Community Organizations Without Having Control of the Messaging
  • Ethical Considerations When Advising a Client Seeking Sanctuary in a Place of Worship
  • Nuts and Bolts: Which Organizations to Contact and When


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Jeff Joseph (DL), Denver, CO
Tammy Lin, AILA San Diego Chapter Chair/Media Advocacy Committee Chair, San Diego, CA
Christine J. Alden, Miami, FL
Belle Woods, Associate Director, Communications, AILA

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