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Mobilizing Coherent Community Responses to Changing Immigration Policies | In Houston: Mobilizing in the Defense of the Immigrant Community
This panel discussed the formation and work of the Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative. It discussed Houston’s “whole of community” approach to immigration services, how the community has organized to defend the rights of immigrants, and the engagement and mobilization of a diverse group of stakeholders, including legal services providers, the funding community, the City of Houston immigrant advocates, and social services organizations.

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Mobilizing Coherent Community Responses to Changing Immigration Policies | Understanding Immigration Enforcement in the Age of Trump
This panel provided a primer on the US immigration enforcement system and its impact on families and communities. It included short presentations by scholars and researchers on different aspects of the statutes and policies which serve as the groundwork for the new administration’s Executive orders on immigration, expanded detention, and federal, state and local immigration enforcement partnerships. Panelists offered recommendations for reform of the immigration enforcement system and spoke to how scholarship and research can be used to inform and strengthen whole-of-community responses to immigrants. The session is meant to provide an evidence-based foundation for much of the conversation that followed.

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2016 Academic & Policy Symposium | Session V (Q&A)
This video features the Q&A portion of session five on "Prospects for Immigration Reform: A Discussion of the Opportunities and Challenges in the Short-Term and Beyond" with speakers Kevin Appleby (CMS), Tara Magner and Ann Morse (National Conference of State Legislatures).

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2016 Academic & Policy Symposium | Session IV
This video features session four on "Addressing the Substance of Legislation and Executive Action for a 21st Century Immigration Policy" with speakers: Phyllis Coven; Karen Grisez (Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP); Lynn Shotwell (Council for Global Immigration); Shannon Lederer (AFL-CIO); and Robert Warren (CMS). Michele Pistone (Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law and CMS) moderates.

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2016 Academic & Policy Symposium | Session III
This video features the keynote by Susan Martin (Georgetown University) on "Revisiting Past Blue Ribbon Commissions on Immigration: Their Assumptions, Findings and Recommendations, and What Has Changed in the Interim." The Most Rev. Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn moderates, and Austin Fragomen (Fragomen Worldwide) and Charles Wheeler (Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.) respond.

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2016 Academic & Policy Symposium | Session II
This video features session two on "Rethinking US Immigration Policy from a Global Perspective" with speakers: Michael Doyle (Columbia University); Fei Guo (Macquarie University); John Harbeson (City University of New York); and Sonia Plaza (The World Bank). Donald Kerwin (CMS) moderates.

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2016 Academic & Policy Symposium | Welcome and Session I
This video features the welcome by Karen Grisez (Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP) and the Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn. The video also features the keynote by Nancy Foner (City University of New York) on "Immigrants and Islam in the United States and Western Europe: Barriers to Inclusion and the Implications for US and European Integration Trajectories and Policy Development." Douglas Gurak (CMS) moderates, and Jamie Winders (Syracuse University) responds.

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