Sessions Information

  • January 3, 2020
    8:30 am - 10:15 am
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
    Room: Maryland A
    Floor: Lobby Level

    Natural disasters and social conflicts spurred by deteriorating environmental conditions and climate change are driving people to move across borders. Economically disadvantaged communities, racial minorities, and indigenous people are often in the first wave of displaced people in the world’s poorer countries. These same communities are also the most heavily impacted by pollution and environmental degradation in the places that they live and work in the United States. This panel will explore the issues of immigration and environmental regulation. How do environmental regulatory and deregulatory schemes in the U.S. impact immigrant communities? How have arguments about the effects of immigrants on the environment been used to restrict migration and the rights of migrants? How should existing domestic and international legal frameworks governing migration be revised to respond to environmentally motivated migration?
    Business meeting at program conclusion. 

Session Speakers
Organization: University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Organization: Brooklyn Law School

Organization: Made by History, The Washington Post

Organization: University of Baltimore School of Law

Organization: University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Speaker from a Call for Papers

Session Fees
  • [4130] Immigration Law, Co-Sponsored by Environmental Law and International Law - Immigration Control and Environmental Regulation: Toward Justice?: $0.00