This year's Immigration Law forum covered a number of important topics impacting today's immigration laws, including changes made during President Biden's first 100 days in office, a Litigation/SCOTUS Review, and the consequences of criminal convictions.
Session 1: "Immigration Law at the Supreme Court 2020-2021: Shadow Docket, Merits Docket, Oh My!" by Andrew Rankin and Lily Axelrod
Session 2: "Immigration Consequences of Criminal Conviction" by Karla McKanders and Mary Kathryn Harcombe
Session 3: "1st 100 Days Under President Biden - Where Are We Headed in Immigration Law?" by Bruce Buchanan and Steve Simerlein
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Immigration law is a frequent topic at the U.S. Supreme Court, and the 2020-2021 Term has been no exception. We will dive into immigration litigation at our Nation’s highest Court, focusing on both the Justices’ shadow docket, which includes, but is not limited to, applications for stays and injunctive relief, and their merits docket, which refers to cases that are granted oral argument.
Deporting “criminal aliens” has become the highest priority in American immigration enforcement. Today, most deportations are achieved through the “crimmigration” system, a term that describes the convergence of the criminal justice and immigration enforcement systems. This panel will provide an overview of determining the immigration consequences of criminal convictions and place present day crimmigration issues in Tennessee in conversation with the racial justice issues. The goal is to address how the Tennessee Bar can be aware and assist in representing individuals placed in the prison to deportation pipeline.
In this presentation, we will discuss the most developments in immigration law in the first 100 days of the Biden Administration. These developments include: Removal of Public Charge; TPS for Venezuela and Myanmar; Congressional bills - U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, American Dream and Promise Act, and Farmworker Modernization Act; Changes in federal regulations and policy related to H-1Bs and Labor Certification; Revocation of many Trump Executive Orders; Enforcement Priorities; and some changes in asylum.