Four leading immigration experts will speak on: “Immigration Matters: Locally, in New York State; at the Southern Border.” The panel will be hosted by the Capital Region Chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union at its annual meeting on May 22, 2019, at the Linda, WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio, 318 Central Avenue from 6 to 8 pm. The event is free and open to the public.
Zach Ahmad, NYCLU Policy Counsel:
The “Francis detainer decision”: Court ruled local law enforcement in New York do not have authority to make immigration arrests for ICE.
Sarah Rogerson, Clinical Professor of Law, Director, Immigration Law Clinic, Albany Law School:
The Albany County Jail and the ICE detainer program.
Claire Thomas, Director, Asylum Clinic, New York Law School:
The Southern Border: Differences between asylum seekers and undocumented immigrants.
Lorilei Williams, Director, Immigration & LGBTQ/HIV Advocacy, Staten Island Legal Services:
Children and family separation at the southern border.