October 14 : July
3 : June 7 : June
4 : February 25 : February
19 : February 5 : January
October 14, 2002
- The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) and Migration
and Refugee Services of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops
(USCCB) invite you to:
Conference on Government Policies, Practices and National Security
Since September 11, 2001 and the Impact on Immigrants, Migrants
and Refugees Date:
Monday, October 21, 2002 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Location: Georgetown University Law Center,
McDonough Hall The Philip A. Hart Moot Court Auditorium
600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
The conference will include panels comprised of senior government
officials and national and local immigrant rights advocates. The
panels will cover refugees, asylum, border and interior enforcement,
anti-terror (including agency restructuring), and immigrant integration
issues. To RSVP for the Conference: RSVP by sending an email with
your name, organization, and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org,
or send a fax to 202-635-2649, attention Jon Fremont
July 3, 2002
- Profiling and National IDs: Security and Freedom in a Free
Cato Institute Capitol Hill Briefing
July 12, 2002, 12 p.m.
B-354 Rayburn House Office Building
Cato Hill Briefings and luncheons are free of charge. Registration
may be done online or contacting Christie Raniszewski by 12:00
p.m., Thursday, July 11, 2002, at (202) 789-5229, fax her at
(202) 371-0841, or e-mail to email@example.com.
*Charlotte Twight, Author, Dependent on D.C.: The Rise of Federal
Control over the Lives of Ordinary Americans
* Robert Levy, Cato Institute
* Timothy Lynch, Cato Institute
America's war on terror has sparked new debate over the appropriate
balance between freedom and security. Proposals to establish
a national ID, permit ethnic or religious profiling by law enforcement,
and expand government surveillance of citizens raise a welter
of pragmatic and constitutional questions. What is the scope
of the right to privacy in a free society? To what extent are
surveillance measures permitted within the boundaries of the
First, Fourth, Ninth, and Tenth Amendments? If they are permitted,
will the surrender of freedom and privacy actually lead to increased
security? Join author Charlotte Twight, along with Cato scholars
Timothy Lynch and Robert Levy, for a discussion of the answers
to these questions.
June 7, 2002
- Members might be interested in an amicus brief filed in the
John Walker Lindh case, arguing that Mr. Lindh is not entitled
to combat immunity but is instead an unlawful combatant. Please
to read the brief.
June 4, 2002
February 25, 2002
- A February 27 Federalist Society panel discussion will discuss
the treatment of al Qaeda and Taliban detainees under international
law. Click HERE
for the details on this program and HERE
to read a white paper on the subject.
- Should Legal Immigrants Receive Public Benefits?
Thursday, February 28, 2002
The Brookings Institution
1775 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.
Moderator: KENT WEAVER, Senior Fellow and Co-Director
of Welfare Reform & Beyond, The Brookings Institution
REP. THOMAS TANCREDO (R-CO)
REP. XAVIER BECERRA (D-CA)
ERIC M. BOST, Undersecretary of Agriculture for Food,
Nutrition, and Consumer Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture
SHERI STEISEL, Federal Affairs Counsel and Senior Director,
Human Services Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures
MICHAEL FIX, Principle Research Associate, The Urban
SHAWN FREMSTAD, Senior Policy Analyst, Center on Budget
and Policy Priorities
CECILIA MUNOZ, Vice President, Office of Research, Advocacy,
and Legislation, National Council of La Raza
DAN STEIN, Executive Director, Federation for American
RSVP to the Brookings Office of Communications at (202) 797-6105
- "They Prayed in Boston and it Rained in Brazil: The Transnationalization
of Religious Life"
Peggy Levitt, Wellesley College
Boston Seminar in Immigration and Urban History
Thursday, February 28, at 5:15 p.m.
Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston St., Boston
Nazli Kibria of Boston University will comment on the paper.
The Massachusetts Historical Society will serve a light buffet
supper following the session. Those wishing to stay and eat must
contact Erin Pipkin by telephone at (617) 646.0505 or by e-mail
before Thursday, February 27, to make a reservation.
Advance copies of Boston Immigration and Urban History Seminar
papers are available. For more information, please contact Erin
Pipkin at MHS, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For directions go to http://www.masshist.org/directions.html
- INS Commissioner James Ziglar will speak at the National Press
Club Luncheon Series, in Washington, March 19, 12:30-2 p.m.
For more information, contact Patricia Nelson at (202) 662-7501
There is a charge for lunch.
February 19, 2002
- The House of Representatives immigration subcommittee will hold
a hearing on February 28, at 3 p.m. (room to be determined) on
"The Implications of Transnational Terrorism and the Argentine
Economic Collapse for the Visa Waiver Program." For information,
call the subcommittee at (202) 225-5727.
- The Inter-University Committee on International Migration Migration
Seminar Series at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology:
March 12, 4:30-6 p.m.
"Connectivity and Migration: Some Implications of Cyberspace"
Nazli Choucri, department of political science, MIT
Center for International Studies
292 Main St., 6th floor conference room
February 5, 2002
- EVENTS OF INTEREST:
- "Re-bordering North America: Integration or Exclusion
after September 11th?"
Watson Institute for International Studies
Joukowsky Forum, 111 Thayer Street, Room 155
February 5, 2002, 5-7 p.m.
The U.S.-Mexico and U.S.-Canada borders are two of the busiest
land crossings in the world and are becoming increasingly porous
economically and politically. The forum, "Re-bordering
North America," will feature speakers from the United States,
Mexico, and Canada, who will discuss
the new practice and politics of North American border controls
and the regional integration process in light of the terrorist
attacks of 9.11.2001.
For more information about the forum, see
- Peter Andreas, Watson Institute and Political Science Department,
Brown University, and Forum Organizer
- Thomas J. Biersteker, Watson Institute, Brown University
- Stephen Clarkson, University of Toronto
- Stephen Flynn, Council on Foreign Relations
- Demetrios Papademetriou, Migration Policy Institute
- Louis W. Pauly, Centre for International Studies, University
- Carlos Rico, General Consul, Consulado General de Mexico
- Gustavo Vega-Canovas, Colegio de Mexico; Watson Institute,
Brown University; and Forum Organizer
- On February 6, at 2 p.m., in 2237 Rayburn House Office Building,
the Immigration and Claims ubcommittee (Chairman George Gekas,
R-PA) will hold an oversight hearing on the operations of the
Executive Office for Immigration Review. For more information,
call the subcommittee at (202)
- The American Jewish Committee, Washington Chapter, presents:
AFTER SEPTEMBER 11: US Immigration in the Wake of September
- Doris Meissner, Former INS Commissioner and Senior Associate,
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
- Mark Krikorian, Executive Director, Center for Immigration
- Richard Foltin, Legislative Director and Counsel, American
February 7 at 12 Noon in the AJC Board Room, 1156 15th St. NW,
#1201. Lunch will be provided. Cost: $15. RSVP to Lori Ward at
202-785-4200, x26 or email@example.com.
- American Jihad: The Terrorists Living among Us
Thursday, February 14, 2002
The attacks of September 11 vividly demonstrated the elaborate
nature of terrorist cells throughout the world and particularly
in the United States. In his new book, "American Jihad: The
Terrorists Living Among Us," Steven Emerson details the origins
and activities of militant terrorist groups in the United States,
including when and why they first came to America,
how they proliferated, and how they have interconnected with terrorist
groups worldwide. At this book event, he will recount the findings
of his eight-year investigation into these networks.
RICHARD PERLE, AEI
You may register online at www.aei.org/inv020214.htm
For additional information, contact Linzey Powers at (202)
January 14, 2002
- A December 26, 2001 New York Times article by William Glaberson
examined a new controversy concerning President Bush's order authorizing
military tribunals: Would military tribunals breach the Geneva
Conventions guaranteeing fair treatment of prisoners of war? In
the article, found at http://www.nytimes.com/2001/12/26/national/26LAW.html,
administration critics contend that the military tribunals order
conflicts with guarantees in international law protecting POWs
right to choose their own attorneys, to be tried in courts that
are independent of prosecution, and to appeal convictions.
The following Letters to the Editor, submitted to the New York
Times by former State Department Legal Advisor Edwin Williamson
and Baker & Hostetler attorneys David Rivkin and Darin Bartram,
present a different point of view than that offered by critics
in the Times article. Click HERE
to read their responses.