The event was hosted by the Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS), Cabrini Center for Immigrant Legal Assistance of Catholic Charities of Galveston-Houston, the Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative, and the South Texas College of Law Houston.
The expansion of detention, border enforcement, expedited removal, and other practices seek to prevent, deter and interfere with the right of migrants to seek political asylum. These practices exacerbate challenges related to a shortage of legal representation for asylum seekers. This panel addressed efforts to promote and expand access to the US political asylum system in the face of these challenges. It also discussed challenges to the US refugee resettlement program in Texas.
Moderator: Anne Chandler, Executive Director, Tahirih Justice Center Houston
Manoj Govindaiah, Director of Family Detention Services, RAICES
Clara Long, Researcher, US Programs, Human Rights Watch
Nicole Ramos, Project Director, Border Rights Project of Al Otro Lado
Steven H. Shulman, Partner, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP
More information at https://cmsny.org/event/2017-due-process-conference/