Southeast Asian Repatriation - Historical Context and Crimmigration Strategies for Those at Risk

Event Description

Online registration is now closed. If you would like to join, email by 10AM on November 17.

MSBA Immigration Section

American Immigration Lawyers Association, MN/Dakotas Chapter - Pro Bono Committee

The U.S. government has increased efforts to repatriate persons from Southeast Asia (especially Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia) who have final removal orders, some dating back decades. Until recently, the U.S. could not enforce the removal orders due to the absence of repatriation agreements with the various foreign governments. This effort to repatriate is having a devastating effect on Southeast Asian communities in the U.S. as those who have remained in limbo for decades have moved on with their lives and established multiple generations of family relationships, exhibit deep roots in their local communities, and retain little connection to their home country.

This CLE will cover the legal and historical context, current repatriation enforcement activities, legal strategies, family preparedness and local resources.  


Linus Chan | Associate professor of clinical law and the director of the Detainee Rights Clinic

Montha Chum | Co-founder and Executive Director of Release MN8

Lenore Millibergity | Senior attorney with the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota

Mai Neng Moua | Founder and managing attorney of Mai N Moua Law Office offering immigration and personal injury services

Moderator: Scott Andrew Fulks | Immigration attorney at Deckert Law, PA

CLE Credits:

2.0 Standard CLE Credits | Event Code: 332841


Free for all attendees.

Note: online registration is available to members and non-members; however, email Kayla Erbach if you are having difficulties.

Remote Participation: 

This CLE will be available by remote participation only. Instructions will be emailed to you the weekday prior to the CLE.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Live Webinar (Zoom)