By Jim Kachadoorian, NETWORK Intern. On Friday, I’ll be attending Catholic Legal Immigration Network, INC. (CLINIC), Migration Policy Institute (MPI), and Georgetown University Law Center’s 7th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference. I’ll be going to take in as much as I can about the policy, opinion, and legal background behind the immigration debate.
The conference boasts an impressive line-up of speakers from Georgetown Law, the U.S. Department of Justice, MPI, the Department of Homeland Security, and the State Department. I’m looking forward to a great opportunity to learn more about immigration in America. The conference promises “law and policy analysis and discussion on cutting-edge immigration issues,” and there’s no reason to expect anything less than an eye-opening experience. I certainly hope my attendance can help me bring a wealth of information back to NETWORK as we continue to lobby for comprehensive immigration reform.
Events like the Conference are great ways to keep an eye on particular political issues. In my time at NETWORK, I’ve attended events at MPI, the Brookings Institution, and the Goethe Institute to learn more about immigration policy. Connecting with other groups is definitely an effective way to deepen my understanding, and I look forward to branching out more over the course of the summer.
Stay tuned for a write-up on my experience at the conference. And as always, keep an eye on NETWORK’s new website to stay up-to-date on our latest developments.