Holes in the Fence: Immigration Reform and Border Security in the United States *CLE*
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Administrative Law Review invites you to attend the annual symposium which will address challenges facing immigration in the United States. Recently, the United States has witnessed an unprecedented increase in the number of immigration cases-overburdening the adjudicatory process. In response, the Department of Justice promulgated regulations establishing a streamlined appellate review procedure at the Board of Immigration Appeals. Critics, however, claim that the new rules impose greater burdens on judges and infringe upon due process rights of aliens attempting to gain entry into the United States. In addition to the adjudicatory process, other challenges remain. On October 26, 2006, President George W. Bush enacted the Secure Fence Act directing the Secretary of Homeland Security to take appropriate actions to achieve operational control over United States borders through systematic surveillance and more effective use of personnel and technology. Most significantly, the controversial legislation mandates the construction of a 700-mile long fence along the United States-Mexico border. Complicating these matters further, federal, state, and local officials, as well as federal agencies within the Department of Homeland Security, have often overlapped in their roles policing and securing United States borders. The symposium will facilitate a discussion regarding solutions to the problems highlighted above.
Sponsored by the Administrative Law Review