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2013 Immigration Litigation Meeting: Agenda

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Thursday, May 30th, 2013

11:30AM - Registration and Lunch

12PM-12:30PM - Opening remarks and introducations

12:30PM - 1:30PM - Legalization Challenges: Lessons Learned from IRCA
                                    
Speakers: Eleanor Pelta (facilitator)
                                                         Lucas Guttentag
                                                         Bob Pauw
                                                         Marc Van Der Hout

1:30PM-1:40PM - Break and room set-up

1:40PM-3:30PM - Small group sessions:

1. Challenges to State/Local Laws (1 of 2 sessions)
     Facilitators: Karen Tumlin, Sam Brooke (Conf. Room A)

Overview of current litigation challenging state laws and policies, such as restrictions on driver’s licenses and GA’s SB160 (criminalizing the use of foreign passports for most official state purposes)
• Facial/as-applied challenges; other litigation challenges; harnessing resources

2. Enforcement Abuses in the Context of Arrest
     Facilitators: Becky Sharpless, Kristin Macleod-Ball (Conf. Room B)

• Challenges to denials of counsel by ICE and CBP at or after arrest
• Strategies for motions to suppress based on constitutional violations by state and local police
• Arguments against the prejudice requirement in motions to terminate based on ICE & CBP regulatory violations

3. Criminal/Immigration Issues (1 of 2 sessions)
     Facilitators: Manny Vargas, Thomas Ragland, Maria Andrade, Dan Kesselbrenner
     (Boardroom)

• The state of the categorical approach post-Moncrieffe; Descamps, Matter of Davey, Matter of Silva-Trevino, Karimi, Olivas-Motta, Matter of Lanferman, Matter of Castro Rodriguez, Young, Mondragón, Pascual, Rojas, and Almanza
• Scope of Padilla issues
        o What's left of retroactivity
        o Scope of advisals

3:30PM-3:40PM - Break

3:40PM-5:30PM - Small group sessions:

1. Prosecutorial Discretion
     Facilitators: JJ Rosenbaum, Mary Kenney (Conf. Room A)

•Using Matter of Avetisyan creatively
        o When case involves civil rights violations
        o Extending it to termination of proceedings
Crane v. Napolitano – planning for Fifth Circuit appeal
• Alternative strategies when DHS refuses PD

2. Challenges to Detention
     Facilitators: Ahilan Arulanantham (Conf. Room B)

• Challenging bond amounts and promoting use of supervision
• Prompt bond hearings
• Prolonged detention litigation
• Mandatory detention litigation

3. Stay Litigation
     Facilitators: Nancy Morawetz, Trina Realmuto (Boardroom)

• Surveying post-Nken stay developments (stay caselaw, limits of the return directive, practical problems with return)
• Analyzing OIL's failure to apprise courts of contours of return directive (as promised to the Supreme Court); nonresponsiveness (so far) of Supreme Court and circuit courts to efforts to address actual return policies and how they relate to application of the stay standard
• Strategies for obtaining/ increasing grants of stays in light of risk that successful litigants will not be able to return

5:30PM-5:45 - Announcements from small group sessions

6PM-8PM - Reception: Morgan Lewis (1111 Pennsylvania Avenue NW) - RSVP Required

Friday, May 31st, 2013

8:15AM - Breakfast

8:30AM-9::35AM - Breakfast Roundtable on Select Litigation Topics
                                
Facilitators: Stephen Manning - retroactivity issues
                                                       Javier Maldonado - false claims to USC
                                                       Chuck Roth - challenging ULP bard
                                                       Stacy Tolchin - combatting expedited removals
                                                       Rex Chen - compelling document production

9:35AM - Announcements

9:40AM-9:50AM - Break and room set-up

9:50AM-11:40AM - Small group sessions:

1. Challenges to CBP Abuses/Border Issues
     Facilitators: Javier Maldonado, James "Duff" Lyall, Rebecca Engel (Conf. Room A)

• Building on momentum of CBP Abuses Project
• Racial profiling/roving patrols
• Problems at Ports of Entry and checkpoints
• Local police cooperation with CBP

2. Challenging Detention Conditions
     Facilitators: Holly Cooper, Ilyce Shugall (Conf. Room B)

• Obstacles to challenging lack of medical care in the immigration detention context
• Lessons from legal challenges to inadequate telephone access in non-immigration detention
• Strategies and potential plaintiff groups for litigation on solitary confinement in immigration detention

3. Criminal/Immigration Issues (2 of 2 sessions)
     Facilitators: Manny Vargas, Thomas Ragland, Maria Andrade, Dan Kesselbrenner
     (Boardroom)

• The state of the categorical approach post-Moncrieffe; Descamps, Matter of Davey, Matter of Silva-Trevino, Karimi, Olivas-Motta, Matter of Lanferman, Matter of Castro Rodriguez, Young, Mondragón, Pascual, Rojas, and Almanza
• Scope of Padilla issues

11:40AM-11:50AM - Break and room set-up

11:50AM-12:15 - Lunch and announcements from small group sessions

12:15PM-1:40PM - Lunchtime Rountable: Strategies to Challenge CIR
                                  
Facilitators: Zach Nightingale, Anna Gallagher

1:40PM-1:50PM - Break and room set-up

1:50PM-3:40PM - Small group sessions:

1. Detainer Litigation
     Facilitators: Mark Fleming, Peter Markowitz (Conference Room A)

• Surveying current detainer litigation landscape and assessing various legal theories, litigation objectives, and end game strategies
• Analyzing the impact of recent and looming developments (e.g., new detainer form and policy) on future detainer litigation
• Beyond detainer litigation: finding the next weak link in the deportation chain ripe for litigation challenge

2. Challenges to State/Local Laws Continued (2 of 2 sessions)
     Facilitators: Simon Sandoval-Moshenberg, Andre Segura (Conference Room B)

• Overview of current litigation challenging “show me your papers” laws (e.g., SB 1070 Section 2(B)) and other excessive police enforcement
• What facial challenges are left? How do we effectively bring as-applied challenges and what is the cumulative impact of those challenges?

3:40PM-4:30PM - Annoucements from small group sessions and evaluations