The ABA Immigration Pro Bono and Bar Activation Project
in cooperation with the Immigration and Nationality Committee of the
Section of International Law and Practice, the Section of Individual
Rights and Responsibilities, the Commission on Mental and Physical
Disability Law and the Coordinating Committee on Immigration Law
invite you to attend the following free CLE program
on Saturday, August 4, 2001
This panel of national and local experts will address recent developments in law and policy related to the extensive, hidden world of immigration detention. Approximately 200,000 adult and children "detainees" have become the fastest growing prison population in our country as a result of draconian 1996 immigration law amendments mandating the detention of asylum-seekers and immigrants. The panelists will discuss the challenges and opportunities posed by the new INS Detention Standards; the vulnerable constituencies of women, children, people with disabilities, gays and lesbians and people with HIV/AIDS in INS custody; and strategies for success in representing detained clients. The panel will provide the audience with concrete ways that attorneys, law students and volunteers can become involved in supporting advocacy and representation efforts for detainees.
Arthur C. Helton, Esq., Council On Foreign Relations, Chair- ABA Immigration
and Nationality Committee/SILP (Moderator), New York, NY
Your response by August 2nd would be appreciated.