Assessing the "Secure Communities" Program and the Impact of 287(g) Agreements
The conference will include two roundtables, the first offering a macro analysis of immigration-related enforcement policies at the national level, the second focused on the experiences of communities throughout the country, where 287 (g) agreements and the Secure Communities program have been implemented. Speakers will include: Maria Hinojosa, senior correspondent, NOW on PBS; David Venturella, executive director, Secure Communities, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement; Don Kerwin, Vice President for Programs, Migration Policy Institute; Jen Smyers, Associate for Immigration and Refugee Policy, Church World Service; Daniel Hernández Joseph, Director General, Protection of Mexicans Abroad, Foreign Relations Ministry (Mexico); Michele Waslin, Senior Policy Analyst, Immigration Policy Center; Chris Newman, National Day Labor Organizing Network; Marty Rosenbluth, North Carolina Immigrant Rights Project; Adelina Nichols, Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights; Leni González, Virginia Latino Advisory Board; and, Brian Stout, Federal Government Liaison, Arlington County (Virginia).
8:45-9:15 a.m.: Registration and continental breakfast
9:15-9:30 a.m.: Welcome and overview
9:30-11:30 a.m.: Roundtable, "The Scope, Effectiveness, and Accountability of Enforcement Programs"
Panelists:David Venturella; Daniel Hernández Joseph; Don Kerwin; Jen Smyers
11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Buffet lunch for attendees and participants
12:00-12:30 p.m.: Presentation on local-level immigration enforcement in Nashville, TN by Amada Armenta, doctoral candidate, Department of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles
12:45-2:45 p.m.: Roundtable, "The Impact of 287 (g) Agreements and the Secure Communities Program at the Local Level and in Frontline States"
Moderator: Michele Waslin
Panelists: Marty Rosenbluth; Chris Newman; Adelina Nichols; Leni González; Brian Stout
2:45-3:00 p.m.: Concluding remarks
Manuel A. Vásquez, Associate Professor, Department of Religion, University of Florida; Project Co-Director,Center for Latin American Studies,University of Florida; Timothy J. Steigenga, Professor of Political Science, Florida Atlantic University; Philip J. Williams, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Florida; Project Co-Director, Center for Latin American Studies, University of Florida