Immigration in the Era of the COVID Pandemic, Challenges and Responses


Immigration in the Era of the COVID Pandemic, Challenges and Responses

Recorded On 07/28/2020


Join NYCLA’s Justice Center and a panel of experts as they discuss the immigration challenges that have come to the forefront during the pandemic and the ways to deal with them, including: whether the Sanctuary Cities model can survive; the NYC Office of Immigration Affairs’ mission of providing immigrant New Yorkers access to justice and advocating for immigrant reform; issues surrounding detention; applying for asylum during the pandemic; what’s happening in the courts; and the work of WCCHR as a “model for future asylum evaluation programs,”



Program Co-sponsors: NYCLA’s Justice Center, James B. Kobak, Jr., Hughes Hubbard & Reed; Hon. Joseph Kevin McKay (Ret.), co-chairs; NYCLA’s Committee on Immigration and Nationality Law 

Moderator: Professor Lenni Benson, New York Law School and founder of the Safe Passages Project

Program Chair:  Hon. Robert Weisel (Ret.)

FacultyCommissioner Bitta Mostofi, Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs; Jeffrey Chase, Esq., former immigration judge; Dr. Gunisha Kaur, Medical Director , Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights, Director of the Anesthesiology Global Health Initiative and Director of Anesthesiology Fellowship at Weill Cornell Medicine



2 NY CLE Credits; 1 Skills, 1 PP


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