The United States government is currently taking a “hard line” approach to immigration. From the travel ban, to “extreme vetting,” to increased use of detention the current policies have a profound effect on how America’s immigration laws are enforced. At the same time, however, rulings from a number of Federal courts have demonstrated that the government’s power over immigration policy is not unlimited. Martin W. Lester, a Chattanooga immigration attorney, will review how the current policies have affected the immigration system, both through the impact on the system itself and the families and individuals involved, and what may be in store for the future.
Please note: This is a nonpartisan class. The content presented will contain policy review only.
A portion of the proceeds of this class will go to Bridge Refugee Services.
About the teacher:
Martin W. Lester is an immigration attorney based in the Chattanooga area. His practice, Lester Law, includes family-based immigration, visa petitions for entrepreneurs and highly-skilled individuals, and defending cases in immigration courts throughout the region. Martin is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), where he has held leadership positions at both the Chapter and National levels. He currently serves on the AILA Military Assistance Committee (MAP). Martin graduated from Yale Law School in 1990, where he served as the Executive Editor of the Yale Journal of International Law.