The Harvard Law School Association of San Diego



The Intersection of Material Witness Representation and Immigration Law

Wednesday, April 24 at Noon PDT | MCLE credit available

Andrew K. Nietor, Esq.,
Emily Wietzel, Esq.,

Moderated by Ruth B. Philips, Esq. '89

With immigration ranking as a top issue today, border enforcement along the southern corridor is busier than ever. In the Southern District of California, material witness detention is the invisible engine driving migrant smuggling prosecutions to early disposition.  Material witnesses are subject to immigration law and policy on questions related to release, repatriation and re-entry. The great majority have significant ties to the United States and may be eligible for immigration relief once they are released from a smuggling prosecution. This presentation will introduce the basic immigration process as it affects material witnesses as well as the more common available forms of relief. This panel is recommended for all attorneys interested in the immigration process as well as material witness and immigration practitioners.

DATE: Wednesday, April 24, 2024
TIME: 12:00 Noon – 1:00 p.m. PDT
PLACE: Via Zoom (Link will be sent after registration)

Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek has approved this program for one hour of general MCLE credit.

This program will be recorded.


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Event Contact
Dan Eaton '89