Uncertainties and concerns about recent U.S. immigration policies have brought fear and anxiety to immigrants in our community, many of whom have lived and worked here for decades. Children raised in the U.S. face the possibility of being sent to countries they know little about. Anti-immigrant rhetoric and recent ICE raids foster an environment of hate.
As a nation of immigrants, how did we come to this juncture? What has and can be done in the judicial system to protect the rights of our neighbors? Get the latest updates on immigration laws and policies from Javad Khazaeli, a nationally-known immigration lawyer. He will share experiences and examples of the human pain that has resulted since imposing the Frankensteinian Laws. His op-ed article, “I Prosecuted Terrorists for President Bush. Now My Family in Iran May Be Banned From Visiting,” recently appeared in the New York Times. The article details the travails of his own Iranian family’s experience.
Speaker: Javad Khazaeli
Mr. Khazaeli is the only private attorney in America to have served in senior immigration positions in both the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Labor. He spent nine years with the Department of Justice and then the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, National Security Law Division. While with the federal government, Mr.Khazaeli used his expertise in immigration law to prosecute terrorists, terrorist financiers, and aliens engaged in espionage and other criminal acts.
While in law school, Mr.Khazaeli spent his final semester working for Senator Jean Carnahan. Upon graduation, he was accepted into the federal government’s Presidential Management Fellows program, a prestigious two-year fellowship at a government agency that provides extensive leadership and policy training.