Part of the TAMU Law Answers webinar series

Immigration-series-headerTexas A&M School of Law's free "Immigration Practice and Policy During the Pandemic" webinar series will explore changes in immigration practice and policy during the COVID-19 pandemic, engaging attorneys, academics, and the general public in critical questions at the intersection of immigration and public health. The series includes discussions regarding public health concerns for detained immigrants and legal tools to advocate for their release, including habeas petitions, humanitarian parole applications, and requests for bond reconsideration. In addition, the series examines pressing human rights concerns at the border, such as the use of public health laws to expel asylum seekers, the "remain in Mexico" policy, and the spread of COVID-19 in migrant camps. The series also takes a deeper look at the impact of COVID-19 on certain populations, such as DACA recipients who are not allowed to obtain health care insurance through the Affordable Care Act yet contribute to the economy, including as essential health care workers. Finally, the series investigates how the pandemic has triggered technological changes in the immigration courts and considers the short and long-term impact of these changes on immigrants, their representatives, and the government.


  • Changing Technology in Immigration Court: COVID-19 and Beyond
    Tuesday, August 4, 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. Central
    The panelists discuss technology's role in remote adjudication, telephonic appearances by counsel, electronic filing, expanding access to counsel and addressing the backlog of immigration cases from the perspectives of attorneys representing immigrants, counsel with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, an immigration judge, and academia.

While the panelists are all attorneys, they will be discussing the law generally, and nothing in the webinar should be considered as legal advice. Attendees should consult their own legal advisor to address their own unique circumstances.

See our full schedule of webinars at

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LegalLine is a community service program offered twice a month by the Tarrant County Bar Association. Volunteer attorneys from the Tarrant County Bar Association offer free advice to Tarrant County residents on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 5pm – 7pm.

As part of the Tarrant County Bar Association’s commitment to the public, local lawyers volunteer two hours of their time to answer questions covering a broad range of topics.

Anyone interested can sign up for an appointment time at or by clicking here.