This conversation occurred on October 24, 2014, ten days before the mid-term elections that gave Republicans control of the U.S. Senate for the first time since 2007 and increased their majority in the House of Representatives. The conversation occurred approximately four weeks before President Obama announced his executive actions to provide the opportunity for many undocumented immigrants to obtain work authorization and temporary legal status. Most of the symposium panelists were present for the discussion.1 I have edited the transcript for clarity and added explanatory footnotes where necessary.
Kerry Abrams, Structured Dialogue on Building a Sustainable, Stable Immigration Enforcement System, 30 Journal of Law & Politics 555-579 (2015)
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Immigration enforcement, Emigration and immigration—Government policy