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May 29, 2020 | Immigrant Rights in the Time of COVID-19 Virtual Series


Program II

U.S. Government Policies at the Border:
COVID-19 and Border Expulsions of Asylum Seekers

Friday, May 29, 2020
1 – 2 p.m. EDT


  • Expulsions at the Border: What Is Known
  • Reconciling International Human Rights and Public Health Imperatives
  • Advocacy Efforts Underway
  • What You Can Do to Help



Shaw Draker, American Civil Liberties Union of Texas
Tania Guerero, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.
Gretchen Kuhner, Instituto para las Mujeres en la Migración

Casey Miller, Human Rights Advocate
Karuna B. Patel, Fordham Law School Feerick Center for Social Justice

Co-Sponsored by Fordham Law School’s
Immigration Advocacy Project

Fordham Law School Feerick Center for Social Justice 

The Feerick Center for Social Justice promotes the rights and addresses the problems facing marginalized and low-income New Yorkers through the creation of strategies to reform policies, educate, and provide assistance to right wrongs.

Highly regarded for its efficacy and dedication to combating inequities, the Center works with wide-ranging networks to rally partners in the legal community and beyond to respond to the challenges of those in need.

Fordham Law faculty and students involved at the Center collaborate with the city’s nonprofit, legal services, and public sectors to create long-term innovative solutions critical to real change.

Fordham Law School Immigration Advocacy Project (IAP)

IAP works towards the goal of ending family detention, and has partnered with the Feerick Center for Social Justice to coordinate and provide legal support to the Dilley (formerly CARA) Pro Bono Project, a mass-representation effort aiding refugee women and children detained at the southern U.S. border. IAP seeks to raise awareness of immigrant issues and to train law students to advocate for immigrant rights through remote appellate work. IAP also organizes panel discussions related to ongoing litigation, as well as career paths in immigration law.  

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