President Trump’s Executive Orders and

Emergent Issues in Immigration Enforcement

To be held Friday, February 2, 2018

Millhiser Moot Court Room
Washington and Lee University School of Law

Lexington, VA

 

The 2017-2018 Lara D. Gass Annual Symposium will feature three panels designed to engage and explore legal issues that have emerged in relation to President Trump’s three immigration-related Executive Orders (“EO”): “Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements” (EO 13767), “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States” (EO 13768), and “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” (EO 13769/13780). The Symposium will take place one year after these EOs were issued, a natural point of reflection for experts and scholars. Each panel will bring together scholars who write on issues implicated in one or more of the EOs and generate a collective examination of the cross-cutting challenges faced by the current administration in implementing the policies outlined by the President.

These issues that the Symposium will address are of the utmost importance today, and they will only become more pressing as the administration begins the work outlined by President Trump’s Executive Orders, and a wide range of interest groups formulate and file lawsuits on the local, national, and international levels challenging various portions of the Executive Orders.

Ahilan Arulanantham, Director of Advocacy/Legal Director at the ACLU of Southern California, will give a public keynote lecture, and a number of highly regarded experts in various areas of immigration law have agreed to participate in panel discussions, including:

 

  • Sahar Aziz, Professor of Law, Rutgers Law School
  • Lenni Benson, Professor of Law, New York Law School
  • Ming Hsu Chen, Associate Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School
  • Nora Demleitner, Roy L. Steinheimer, Jr. Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law
  • Ingrid Eagly, Professor of Law, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
  • César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, Associate Professor of Law, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • Daniel Kanstroom, Professor of Law, Boston College Law School
  • Stephen Lee, Professor of Law, University of California, Irvine School of Law
  • Peter Margulies, Professor of Law, Roger Williams University School of Law
  • Jason Cade, Associate Professor of Law, University of Georgia School of Law
  • Huyen Pham, Professor of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law
  • Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Clinical Professor of Law, Penn State Law

 

Schedule of Events:

 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

7:00 p.m. Welcome Dinner (Southern Inn) – By invitation

 

Friday, February 2, 2018

8:30-9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast

 

9:00-9:15 a.m. Welcome and Introductory Remarks

  • David Baluarte, Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Immigrant Rights Clinic, Washington and Lee University School of Law

 

9:15-10:45 a.m. Panel Discussion: Border Security

Moderator:

  • Mark Rush, Director of International Education and Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Professor of Politics, Washington and Lee University

Panelists:

  • Huyen Pham, Professor of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law
  • Lenni Benson, Professor of Law, New York Law School
  • Daniel Kanstroom, Professor of Law, Boston College Law School
  • Ingrid Eagley, Professor of Law, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law

 

10:45-11:00 a.m. Break

 

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: Interior Enforcement

Moderator:

  • David Baluarte, Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Immigrant Rights Clinic, Washington and Lee University School of Law

Panelists:

  • Stephen Lee, Professor of Law, University of California, Irvine School of Law
  • Ming Hsu Chen, Associate Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School
  • César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, Associate Professor of Law, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • Jason Cade, Associate Professor of Law,  University of Georgia School of Law

 

12:30-1:30 p.m. Break and Lunch

 

1:30-2:15 p.m. Keynote Address

Keynote Speaker:

  • Ahilan Arulanantham, Director of Advocacy/Legal Director, ACLU of Southern California

 

2:15-2:30 p.m. Break

 

2:30-4:00 p.m. Panel Discussion: Travel Ban

Moderator:

  • Shaun Shaughnessy, Roger D. Groot Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law

Panelists:

  • Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Clinical Professor of Law, Penn State Law
  • Peter Margulies, Professor of Law, Roger Williams University School of Law
  • Nora Demleitner, Roy L. Steinheimer, Jr. Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law
  • Sahar Aziz, Professor of Law, Rutgers Law School

 

4:00-4:30 p.m. Coffee Break and Cookie Reception

 

4:30-5:30 p.m. Break

 

5:30-6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception

 

6:30-8:00 p.m. Dinner

Dinner Speakers:

  • David Baluarte, Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Immigrant Rights Clinic, Washington and Lee University School of Law