These two core questions define the national immigration debate and will be the primary focus of the 2013 Immigration Law Forum to be hosted by Briarcliffe College in November.
The Nov. 15 forum, co-hosted by the Long Island Hispanic Bar Association (LIHBA), will address the issue of immigration from multiple perspectives and viewpoints. The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature a panel of five influential experts who will highlight key arguments of the immigration debate.
Briarcliffe College and the LIHBA want to raise awareness about the significance of – and the possible consequences of – comprehensive immigration reform, organizers said. The panel will consider the sociological and economic impacts of immigration reform, as well as discuss S.744, the immigration reform bill that was passed by the Senate in June 2013.
The following people will serve as forum panelists:
- Raj Jadeja – Immigration Defense Counsel and managing partner at Jadeja & Cimone, LLP
- Michael Cutler – retired Immigration and Naturalization Service agent and senior special agent assigned to the Organized Crime, Drug Enforcement Task Force
- Dr. George Weissinger – Professor of Criminal Justice at Briarcliffe College, author of Law Enforcement & the INS and retired Immigration and Naturalization Service agent
- Dr. Elsa-Sofia Morote – Professor of Educational Administration, Leadership and Technology at Dowling College and founder and director of the Institute of International Studies and Diversity
- Victoria Campos – Immigration Defense Counsel (Victoria Campos, P.C.) and former board member of the LIHBA
On the day of the forum, registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast buffet available from 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.. The event will run from 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., with a lunch break from 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.