Book Talk on Deportation Law and the Swelling Number of Deportees from the United States

Since passage of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, the United States has deported millions of noncitizens. While the rights of immigrants and proposals to legalize the unauthorized have been the subject of much debate, hardly any attention has been paid to what happens to deportees once they are removed from the United States, particularly those with few, if any, ties to their countries of birth. Daniel Kanstroom, Professor of Law at Boston College School of Law, Director of the International Human Rights Program, and Associate Director of the Boston College Center for Human Rights and International Justice will discuss his new book, Aftermath: Deportation Law and the New American Diaspora, which addresses deportation law and the rule of law in light of this historically large population of deportees, many with family and other strong connections to the United States. Professor Kanstroom is also the author of Deportation Nation: Outsiders in American History.  Lenni B. Benson, Professor of Law at New York Law School and Chair of the Immigration and Nationality Law Committee of the City Bar, will moderate the event.  Professor Kanstroom’s presentation will be followed by short responses from Chung-Wha Hong, Executive Director for The New York Immigration Coalition, and Donald Kerwin, Executive Director for the Center for Migration Studies, New York. This program is generously supported by the law office of James O’Malley & Associates.

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Date: September 10, 2012

Time: 6pm to 8pm

Location: New York Law School
185 West Broadway, 2nd Floor Events Center

Professor Lenni B. Benson, New York Law School and
Chair, Immigration and Nationality Law Committee of the City Bar

Chung-Wha Hong, Executive Director, The New York Immigration Coalition
Donald Kerwin, Executive Director, Center for Migration Studies, New York

Event Sponsors:
The Safe Passage Project of New York Law School
Center for Migration Studies, New York
The Immigration and Nationality Law Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York