The New York University School of Law’s Journal of Legislation and Public Policy will host a symposium on immigration law entitled “Immigration Reform: Balancing Integration and Enforcement” on Friday, Oct. 27 from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm. The discussion will highlight the challenges of deterring illegal immigrants from entering the country, while addressing the extent to which the law enables illegal immigrants to participate in American society. Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, The NYU Steinhardt Courtney Sale Ross University Professor of Globalization and Education, will be the keynote speaker.

This event is free and open to the public. A picture ID is required.

  • WHAT: A day-long symposium featuring two panels addressing the controversies surrounding illegal immigration in the U.S.
    The first panel will explore the challenges and consequences of integrating illegal immigrants into mainstream society. The second panel will address strategies to counter the flow of illegal immigration.
  • WHO: Muzaffar Chishti, Michael Hethmon, Kris Kobach, David Martin, Nancy Morawetz, Judy Rabinovitz, Cristina Rodríguez, and the Hon. John Walker, Jr.
  • WHEN: Fri. Oct. 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Panel 1: 10:30 a.m. - Panel 2: 1:45 p.m. - Keynote: 3:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: NYU Law’s Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South, between MacDougal and Sullivan Streets, one block east of the West Fourth Subway Station. [Subway Lines: A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street); N, R, W (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place)]

Reporters interested in attending this conference should contact Elizabeth Fasolino at 212.998.6849 or

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