Transcript of ADC Panel on INS Special Registration
On Tuesday, January 7, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) hosted a panel discussion entitled, “INS Special Registration – What Does It Mean?”
The panel, which took place at the Georgetown University in coordination with the Georgetown Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, included Nadine Wettstein; Director of the Legal Action Center at the American Immigration Law Foundation (AILF), Donald Kerwin; Executive Director of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), Shoba Sivaprasad; Senior Policy Associate at the National Immigration Forum, Janna Evans ; Acting Director of Community Programs at the Immigration Naturalization Service (INS) and Timothy Edgar; Legislative Counsel with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
The format of the discussion included five minute presentations by each speaker followed by an hour and a half of questions and answers with members of the audience and the media. ADC is providing the following verbatim transcript (PDF) of the event in order to assist immigration attorneys, advocates, organizations, journalists, and members of the affected communities better understand the requirements and details of the INS Special “call-in” Registration Program