Update on Southern Border Issues - Recording

Update on Southern Border Issues - Recording

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Please note: CLE credit is not available for Video Roundtables.
Recorded 3/19/2021
CLE Eligible No
Length 60 min.
Format Video Roundtable
SKU RT2021-03-19B-REC

This is a recording of an AILA University Video Roundtable, free for members, hosted on March 19 at 2:00 pm Eastern.


AILA University Video Roundtables are free learning opportunities for AILA members provided via a weekly schedule of live video programming for members to come together from across the country and world to discuss hot topics and network with colleagues in the field. Video Roundtables are part of AILA University programming and each session is hosted by faculty selected for their expertise.


Join AILA for a roundtable discussion on what is happening at the southern U.S. border and how the Biden administration is processing children, families, and other recent arrivals who may be seeking asylum and other relief. Recently, the numbers of people coming to the U.S. border have increased significantly due to seasonal migration patterns. The President and Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas have pledged to uphold American values and protect the “humanity” of people coming to the border. Having entered office only two months ago, the new administration is rapidly moving to establish a safe and orderly process that complies with U.S. humanitarian law. The panelists will provide an update on the current situation as well as the broader policy and political implications of these developments.

Discussion Topics

  • Who Is Arriving at the U.S. Southern Border?
  • The Biden Administration Response
  • Impact on Migrants
  • Policy Implications
  • AILA Recommendations

Discussion Leaders:

Andrew K. Nietor, AILA Southern Border Task Force Chair, AILA Board of Governors, San Diego, CA

Gregory Chen, AILA Senior Director of Government Relations, Washington, DC

Jennifer Ibañez Whitlock, AILA Policy Counsel, Washington, DC


The speakers' 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 speakers' 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 speakers' experiences may differ from your own.