Roundtable Symposium 2012

The mission of the Trends and Issues in Immigration Law Conference was to provide a forum for discussion and debate on the highly controversial issue of immigration in the United States. The purpose of the conference was to inspire new perspectives on immigrant advocacy and immigration reform, and to provide information about recent developments in immigration law.

This year, the conference featured discussions, presentations, and debates on:

  • The Dream Act
  • ICE and the Secure Communities Program
  • Human Trafficking
  • The Role of Immigrants in Business
  • Perspectives on Immigration Advocacy
  • Recent Developments in Immigration Law

Symposium 2012 videos

Panel - Modern Immigration Law Trends

Attorney Fred Watt
Immigration Attorney, Watt & Doyle – New Bedford, MA

Attorney Kerry Doyle
Immigration Lawyer, Graves & Doyle – Boston, MA

Professor Irene Scharf
Law Professor and Director of Immigration Law Clinic
UMass School of Law

Human Trafficking

State Senator Mark C. Montigny
Second District (D).

A Primer on Immigration Law

Gerald C. Rovner
Chair of Mass Bar Section on Immigration
Immigration Attorney – Boston, MA

States' Rights and Immigrant Enforcement

Dan Stein
President of FAIR: Federation for American Immigration Reform

Immigration Reforms in the US and Massachusetts and the Work of Immigrant Advocacy Organizations 

Eva Millona
Executive Director, MIRA Coalition

Panel - Immigration Enforcement: Pros and Cons of Local Police Involvement

Sheriff Thomas Hodgson
Bristol County Sheriff’s Office

Attorney Rachel M. Self
Immigration and Criminal Defense Attorney, Rachel M. Self, P.C. – Boston, MA

Wendy S. Wayne
Director, Committee for Public Counsel Services, Immigration Impact Unit

Dan Stein
President of FAIR: Federation for American Immigration Reform

Immigrant Entrepreneurship

Dr. Marcia Drew Hohn
Director, Public Education Institute of the Immigrant Learning Center

Theory and Practice of Illegality

Aviva Chomsky
Distinguished author, professor of history, coordinator of Latin American Studies at Salem State University

Immigration Law Enforcement in Bristol County 

Sheriff Thomas Hodgson
Bristol County Sheriff’s Office


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