2021 Asylum & Immigration Law Conference Recording

Safe Passage, July 15, 2021

Safe Passage Project and the Federal Bar Association’s Immigration Law Section hosted the 2021 Asylum & Immigration Law Conference on February 5-6, 2021. This conference was provided in basic/beginner and advanced tracks.  New attorneys as well as more experienced lawyers, academics, and students, engaged in discussions about asylum, withholding, CAT, the International Human Rights Law, evolving theories of social group, protection, and expedited forms of removal.

Basic/Beginner Track – FRI AM

Timestamp: 00:14:09 – 1:56:41 | Basic Asylum/ Withholding/ CAT

Moderator/Presenter: Dr. Alicia Triche, Triche Immigration Appeals
Jacqueline Stabnow, Supervising Attorney, Safe Passage Project
Lauren Wyatt, Catholic Charities Community Services
Lauren Anselowitz, Harlan Yorke & Associates

Timestamp: 01:58:49 – 03:28:52 | Basic Bars to Asylum

Moderator: Elizabeth Gibson, NYLAG
Elizabeth Gibson, NYLAG
Murat Berdyev, Berdyev Law, P.C.
Raymond G. Lahoud, Chair of Immigration Law Practice Group, Norris McLaughlin,

Timestamp: 03:29:20 – 04:55:28 | Plenary Lunch – The Big Picture: International Human Rights Law and the United States

Moderator: Alexandra Rizio, Safe Passage Project
Professor Audrey Macklin, University of Toronto
Betsy Fisher, IRAP
Alice Farmer, UNHCR

Advanced Track – FRI PM

Timestamp: 00:05:05 – 01:33:57 | Advanced Evolving Theories of Social Group and Other Hot Topics in Protection

Moderator/Speaker: Heather Axford, CALA
Hon. Jeffrey Chase (retired)
Anwen Hughes, Human Rights First
Lori Adams

Timestamp: 01:47:21 – 03:12:58 | Advanced Motions to Reopen and Responding to Expedited Forms of Removal

Moderator: Jodi Ziesemer, NYLAG
Jackie Pearce, Make the Road New York
Maura Finn, Southern Poverty Law Center
H. Raymond Fasano, Youman, Madeo & Fasano, LLP

Timestamp: 03:15:00 – 04:11:13 | Updates on Asylum Regulation Litigation

Blaine Bookey, Center for Gender and Refugee Studies
Victoria Neilson, Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc. (CLINIC)

Advanced Track – SAT AM

Timestamp: 00:03:29 – 00:14:41 | Welcoming Speech

Amy Gell, Chair of SDNY-Fed. Bar Assoc.
Mark Schmueli, Chair of ILS-Fed. Bar. Assoc.

Timestamp: 00:14:50 – 01:49:04| Best Practices and Ethics: Representing Children in Asylum Claims

Moderator: Desiree C. Hernandez, Safe Passage Project
Alexander Holtzman, Hofstra Deportation Defense Clinic
Harold Solis, Make the Road New York

Timestamp:  02:01:16 – 03:29:42 | Best Practices: Investigating and Presenting a Case Remotely

Moderator: Helen Parsonage, Elliot Morgan Parsonage, PLLC
Amelia Wilson, Immigrants’ Rights Clinic at Columbia Law School
Liz Willis, Asylum Seekers Advocacy Project
Susan Roy, Law Office of Susan G. Roy, LLC

Timestamp: 03:32:01 – 04:54:17 | Plenary Lunch: Toward an Independent Immigration Court

Kate Melloy Goettel, AIC
Danny Alicea, Litigation Supervisor, Center for Family Representation/NYC Bar
Elizabeth Stevens, of counsel, Poarch Thompson Law