The Importance of Sharing the Jewish Experience in Immigration Litigation

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020
Muhammad U. Faridi
Litigation partner at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
Mr. Faridi discussed the various ongoing immigration and asylum-related litigations, including those involving governmental policies. Currently, the biggest immigration litigation concerns the ACA (Asylum Cooperative Agreements) Rule, which aims to send individuals seeking asylum along the U.S./Mexico border to Guatemala or other countries with which the United States has entered into "Asylum Cooperative Agreements." This rule applied to individuals who arrive at a U.S. port of entry, or enter, or attempt to enter the U.S., between ports of entry, on or after November 19, 2019.
Mr. Faridi also recommended roles that religious organizations, with a Jewish focus, should have in these types of lawsuits, and why it is important for the courts to hear that perspective.