Conferences

Conferences

2017 Annual Academic & Policy Symposium
REGISTER Conference Fee $50 The conference fee of $50 includes lunch and refreshments throughout the event. Discounts and fee waivers are available for qualifying registrants/organizations showing financial need. To request a discount or fee waiver, please contact cms@cmsny.org. Join the Center for Migration...

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2017 Catholic Immigrant Integration Initiative Conference
CMS, Loyola Marymount University, and Mount St. 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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2015 Annual Academic & Policy Symposium
CMS hosted its annual academic and policy symposium at the New York law offices of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP. Leading migration scholars and experts gathered to discuss emerging and cutting-edge migration issues focusing on both scholarship and advocacy around migration and development, as well as policy developments on national and international refugee protection systems.

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2015 Catholic Institutions & Immigrant Integration Conference
CMS, Border Network for Human Rights (BNHR), Hope Border Institute, and the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) hosted a one-day conference in El Paso, Texas about the US-Mexico border with leaders of diverse Catholic institutions, scholars, service providers and immigrant communities.

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Serving Immigrants and Immigrant Families in New York
This event explored the evolving response of public, private, and non-profit entities to address challenges and needs presented by immigrants and immigrant families in the New York metropolitan area. It sought to place these challenges in a broader policy, moral and demographic context; describe coordinated responses to select immigrant populations in the New York metropolitan area; and identify lessons, successes and continued challenges in responding to these populations and to immigrant families more broadly.

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11th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference
While legislative reform of the United States immigration system seems to be at a standstill, issues of immigration policy are very much at the forefront of political debates and the challenges facing the Obama administration, state and local governments, and...

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