Conferences

Conferences

A Tribute to Juan Osuna | Access to Justice, Due Process and the Rule of Law in the US Immigration System – Present Realities and a Vision for the Future

This event will honor the legacy of Juan P. Osuna, an exemplary public servant, lawyer, scholar and friend. As Director of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) at the US Department of Justice (DOJ), Juan oversaw the agency that houses the US immigration court system. The event will include expert panels on a series of themes and issues of great importance to Juan, including the rule of law in the immigration system; political asylum and protection of survivors of violence; due process; immigration court reform and management; and responding to large-scale migrant and refugee flows. It will also include keynote addresses and a panel comprised of former public servants who will speak on Juan’s contributions and legacy.

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2018 Annual Academic & Policy Symposium

On October 9, 2018, the Center for Migration Studies held its annual academic and policy symposium. Leading scholars, policy experts, and practitioners examined citizenship in an era of record migration and growing nationalism. The event opened with a keynote address by HE Most Reverend Bernardito C. Auza (Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations and the Organization of American States) on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration. Following this presentation, Irene Bloemraad (University of California, Berkeley) discussed her International Migration Review paper, “Understanding Membership in a World of Global Migration: (How) Does Citizenship Matter?” which synthesizes the literature on citizenship and immigration, and theorizes on why citizenship matters. Maria C. Abascal (Columbia University) then presented on citizenship, belonging, and the role of community among Latino Immigrants.

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2018 Annual Gala
On October 9, 2018, the Center for Migration Studies celebrated its 54th year of promoting understanding between immigrants and receiving communities, and advancing public policies that protect the rights and dignity of migrants, refugees, and newcomers.......

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2017 Annual Academic & Policy Symposium
Registration is now closed The Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) hosted its annual academic and policy symposium on October 3, 2017 from 9:00am to 5:00pm at the law offices of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP...

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2017 Catholic Immigrant Integration Initiative Conference
CMS, Loyola Marymount University, and Mount Saint Mary’s University announce the 2017 Catholic Immigrant Integration Initiative Conference at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA. The conference will: Examine how Catholic institutions are responding to changing immigration policies; Convey the spiritual and theological vision that undergirds the Catholic Church's work with immigrants; Review public policies affecting immigrant integration and academic research on the work of Church institutions with immigrant communities; Lift up model integration programs and ministries; and Offer optional field visits to migrant ministries and shelters in Los Angeles.

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Mobilizing Coherent Community Responses to Changing Immigration Policies
This 3-day conference in Houston had municipal leaders, scholars, researchers, community organizers, service providers, elected officials, leaders of faith communities, immigrant advocates, and others, join together to discuss how diverse communities are working together to protect, empower and meet the needs of immigrants and refugees in an era of heightened uncertainty. The conference examined “whole of community” responses to protecting and empowering immigrants and offered models and best practices for moving forward amidst numerous challenges.

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2016 Catholic Immigrant Integration Initiative Conference
CMS, the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of San Diego and the University of San Diego hosted the 2016 Catholic Immigrant Integration Initiative Conference at the University of San Diego's Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice. The primary purpose of the conference was to advance the goals of CMS's Catholic Immigrant Integration Initiative (CIII) which seeks to study, document, and support a growing network of diverse Catholic institutions that are working successfully to advance immigrant integration, empowerment and well-being.

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Due Process and Access to Justice Conference
CMS, Fragomen Worldwide, Fried Frank, and the Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law convened a one-day conference on due process and access to justice issues facing immigrants in the United States. Panels covered: immigrant detention; the impact of unaccompanied minors on immigration court and legal services; non-court, process-less removals; advances and challenges in pro bono representation; and right to counsel issues.

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