Assault on Asylum: Navigating the Proposals to Limit Access to Asylum - Recording (.MP3)

Assault on Asylum: Navigating the Proposals to Limit Access to Asylum - Recording (.MP3)

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Late-Breaking Seminar
Special Recording Price for Members: $59
Recorded 03/15/2019
CLE Eligible No
Length 90 min.
Format MP3
SKU AS2019-03-15-DL

On January 25, 2019, DHS announced the launch of the Migrant Protection Protocols, a plan to keep asylum seekers in Mexico while they pursue asylum before an immigration judge. This follows last fall's presidential proclamation barring individuals from seeking asylum who have entered without inspection at the U.S.-Mexico border. The panelists will provide key analysis regarding the two proposals, what practitioners need to know about them, what is happening at the border, and the latest in litigation challenging the administration's attempts to restrict asylum protections.

Featured Topics

  • Updates from the Border: What Is Really Going on in Tijuana?
  • The Proposed "Remain in Mexico" Program Seeking to Keep Asylum Seekers in Mexico
  • Analysis of the Presidential Proclamation and Joint Rule Barring Asylum to Applicants Who Enter Without Inspection at the U.S.-Mexico Border
  • The Impact of Grace v. Whitaker in Credible/Reasonable Fear Proceedings and Beyond
  • The Latest Litigation Challenging Access to Asylum
Due to the late-breaking nature of the program and jurisdictional requirements, CLE credit is not available for this seminar.


Dree K. Collopy (DL), AILA Asylum and Refugee Committee Chair, Washington, DC
Dree K. Collopy is a partner of Benach Collopy LLP in Washington, DC. A recognized asylum expert, Dree serves as chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association's Asylum and Refugee Committee and is the author of AILA's Asylum Primer. She serves on working groups developing nation-wide policy advocacy and litigation strategies on behalf of refugees and asylum-seekers, mentors pro bono attorneys, and frequently lectures and publishes on cutting-edge asylum and other immigration issues. Dree has been recognized for her contributions to the field of immigration law and for her work in advancing and defending the cause of refugees, receiving the AILA President’s Commendation Award in both 2013 and 2016 and the Joseph Minsky Award in 2014. She earned her J.D. and Certificate in Law and Public Policy from The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law and her B.A. from Grinnell College.

Jessica K. Miles, El Paso, TX
Jessica Miles graduated cum laude from the University of New Mexico- School of Law in 2013. Following graduation, she started with Noble & Vrapi, P.A.- a full service immigration law firm- in Albuquerque, NM, and opened up their El Paso, TX office location in March of 2014. She has served on several committees and boards that focus on standing up against inhumane policies and laws and advocating for greater community involvement and transparency in all aspects of immigration law.

Leidy Perez-Davis, AILA Policy Counsel, Washington, DC
Leidy Perez-Davis joined the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Government Relations Department as Policy Counsel in November 2018 after serving nearly three years with Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, Immigration Legal Services. During that time, she represented clients in a variety of immigration cases including victims of crimes and trafficking, family-based petitions, and asylum. Leidy has also represented undocumented migrant children in immigration removal proceedings and state dependency proceedings. Prior to her time at Catholic Charities, Leidy served as the Director of Outreach for Congressman Don Beyer of Virginia’s 8th congressional district.

Luis Guerra, El Cajon, CA
Luis Guerra is a Strategic Capacity Officer for the Catholic Immigrant Integration Network (CLINIC) based in El Cajon, California. Prior to working at CLINIC, Mr. Guerra was involved in developing the legal capacity of farmworker-serving organizations. He was the acting executive director at Causa Oregon, a statewide immigrant rights organization where he developed Causa's first legal services program. Most recently, he was director of operations at the United Farm Workers Foundation as it grew into one of the largest and most successful legal services immigration programs in the country. Additionally, he is on the Board of Innovation Law Lab, an organization at the forefront at creating new mass collaborative legal strategies to help the most vulnerable. Currently, Luis is providing on the ground technical assistance to Al Otro Lado, in which he has led the development of a mass scale service delivery model that has helped thousands of individuals hoping to seek Asylum through Tijuana. Mr. Guerra has experienced all of the human rights abuses by government agents first hand and is helping create a long term strategy at the border.

Ian Philabaum, Portland, OR

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.