2019 Asylum Conference - Webcast Recording
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.
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Not eligible for CLE credit in the following states: AR, MO, PR, and TN.