Continuing Legal Education

Post-Election CLE: What Happened to Asylum/Refugee Law and Policy During the Last Four Years? What Does the November Election Mean for Asylum/Refugee Law During the Next Four?

PRESENTERS: Miranda Morgan Lilla, Deputy State Director, Constituent Services Director for Senator Tina Smith, Scott Roehm, Washington Director of the Center for Victims of Torture, Steve Meili, Director of the University of Minnesota Law School’s Immigration and Human Rights Clinic. Moderated by Jesus Torres Garza, immigration attorney at De León, Nestor, and Torres and experienced asylum advocate.   


DATE AND TIME: December 9th, 12-1:30 pm


CLE Credits: 1.5 Standard CLE Credits sought


WHERE: Via Zoom. All registered attendees will receive Zoom details


WHAT WILL I LEARN? Presenters will take stock of the major changes to asylum law and policy via regulation, case law, executive order, and other policy changes during the last four years of the Trump administration. Presenters will provide their thoughts on what policies could be changed and how quickly. For instance, they will discuss which policies would require a regulatory or legislative change, what could be done by executive order, what we might expect from the Board and the Circuit Courts, and how attorneys can advocate for change on particular cases or more generally. Or, if Trump is re-elected, presenters will discuss what tools we have to protect our clients rights from here, and what can we expect to happen to asylum under four more years of a Trump administration (and potentially with a very conservative Supreme Court).  

COST: $10 for AILA members, and free of charge to attendees handling pro bono asylum matters referred by a nonprofit legal services agency.


HOW CAN I ATTEND? The CLE will take place remotely via Zoom. A Zoom link will be sent to participants prior to the CLE.




Remote Training Opportunities

The Advocates for Human Rights offers a number of asylum-based trainings throughout the year. A number of these trainings are now available for viewing at your own convenience. 

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