Membership Meeting: 11:30am — 3:40pm  Litigation Meeting: 4:00pm — 6:00pm

Membership Meeting: 11:30am — 3:40pm

Welcome & Meeting Structure: 11:30 — 11:40
  • Carlos Moctezuma García and Sirine Shebaya
The Fight to End Incarceration in Forgotten Places: 11:40 — 12:30
  • Manoj Govindaiah, RAICES (Texas)
  • Homero Lopez, Isla Immigration (Louisiana)
  • Madhvi Venkatraman, Sanctuary DMV (Virginia)
  • Maru Mora Villalpando, NWDC Resistance (Washington)
  • Jessica Vosburgh, Adelante Alabama (Alabama)
Gonzales v. ICE and the Sanctuary/Local Enforcement Landscape: 12:30 — 1:15
  • Genia Blaser (Immigrant Defense Project)
  • Mark Fleming (National Immigrant Justice Center)
  • Lena Graber (Immigrant Legal Resource Center)
  • Jennie Pasquarella (ACLU of Southern California)
  • Nadine Wettstein (Maryland Office of the Public Defender)
Break: 1:15 — 1:30
Immigrant Justice Network (IJN) Presentation: 1:30 — 1:45
  • Amber Qureshi (National Immigration Project)
Strategies to Harness State and Local Authority against Private Immigration Facilities: 1:45 — 2:20
  • Andrew Free (Law Office of R. Andrew Free)
  • Setareh Ghandehari (Detention Watch Network)
  • Jackie Gonzalez (Immigrant Defense Advocates)
  • Simon Sandoval-Moshenberg (Legal Aid Justice Center)
  • Azadeh Shahshahani (Project South)
Addressing the Trump Immigration Bench and the Politicization of BIA & IJ Hires: 2:20 — 3:00
  • Hassan Ahmad (The HMA Law Firm)
  • Nadia Aldahab (Innovation Law Lab)
  • Melissa Crow (Southern Poverty Law Center)
  • Lisa Knox (CA Collaborative for Immigrant Justice)
  • Linda Corchado (Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center)
USCIS Practice Issues: 3:00 — 3:40
  • Cecelia Levin (ASISTA)
  • Rekha Sharma-Crawford (Sharma Crawford Attorneys at Law)
  • Stacy Tolchin (Law Offices of Stacy Tolchin)
  • Cristina Velez (National Immigration Project)
Break: 3:40 — 4:00

Litigation Meeting: 4:00 — 6:00pm

This meeting will focus on roundtable discussion of emerging litigation issues in the immigration space. The meeting will include discussion of:

  • Matter of Thomas & Thompson
  • Expedited removal litigation
  • Public charge litigation
  • Judicial review of sua sponte motions to reopen and equitable tolling in statutory motions
  • Systematic challenges to immigration court procedures
  • Review of denials of continuances and administrative closure before the circuit courts of appeal
  • New frontiers in FOIA litigation