Identifying and Challenging Bias in Immigration Law and in Your Practice

Identifying and Challenging Bias in Immigration Law and in Your Practice

Release Date: 03/31/2023
Recording Available 7-14 Days After Event Date
Format Length CLE Eligible
Video Roundtable 60 min. No

Whether it is overt racism or bias, the consequences can be dire and extreme when it relates to immigration. What can immigration practitioners do to best help clients in these situations? Join AILA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee and your AILA colleagues for a one-hour strategic roundtable discussion about the impact of bias arising in immigration interviews, document preparation, and DHS interrogations as well as best practices for being better advocates and defending our clients during this vulnerable time.

Discussion topics include:

  • What can immigration practitioners do to best help clients who face bias and racism in their interactions with USCIS, ICE, and CBP?
  • How can we ensure fair treatment and improve the adjudication process?
  • How can immigration lawyers improve their own case processes to prevent bias?

This session will not be recorded.

This Roundtable is organized by the Education Subcommittee of AILA's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.

We also invite you to take part in AILA’s 21-Day Racial Equity Invitation.

This roundtable is available only to AILA members and not CLE eligible. 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.

Joseph Tsang, AILA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, Artesia, CA

Mirella Ceja-Orozco, Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter Chair/Governance Committee Chapter Chair, Minneapolis, MN

Yasmeen Farran, DEI Chapter Liaison, Detroit, MI

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.