The San Ysidro Port of Entry is the largest land border crossing in the United States. In fact, it is the fourth largest land border crossing in the world with an average of 69 million people crossing back and forth every year. San Diego County is unique in that everything we do in San Diego has an impact on our neighbors in Mexico and vice versa. This makes Border Law an important area of law for our community.
Each year, we give special focus to an area of law intrinsic to the fabric of San Diego county’s culture, history, and modern day life. For the year 2020-2021, our focus is on Border Law so, we are offering two FREE MCLE classes that address legal issues specific to our border city.
- Wed., Dec. 15: The Fourth Amendment and the Border (1 hour General Participatory Credit): In presentation Speaker Mitra Ebadolahi, Esq., of the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties, will provide an overview of Fourth Amendment search and seizure doctrine in the border context. Following a discussion of key border search precedent, we will also review recent cases involving personal electronic device searches and considerations for cross-border travel with privileged or otherwise sensitive information.
- Thurs., Dec. 16: Asylum at the Southern Border (1 hour General Participatory Credit): Families and individuals attempting to seek asylum in the U.S. along its southern border have been impacted by U.S. asylum law restrictions and government policies aiming to deter asylum seekers. In this program Speaker Margaret Cargioli, Esq., of the Immigrant Defenders Law Center will discuss the Biden administration’s use of Title 42, the restart of the Migrant Protection Protocols, and expedited removal which are among the policies having a humanitarian and legal impact on the lives of asylum seekers aiming to exercise their right to asylum. Legal options will be discussed to advocate and provide legal assistance to families and individuals to attempt to overcome these barriers.
These webinars are part of our series of continuing legal education (CLE) classes On our Topic of the Year. These courses have been in high demand and spaces fill up quickly, especially when they are free. So, please, sign up now to reserve your spot. You will receive an email with your login information after registering for the event.
Our webinars are just one of the many resources that we have made available to help you with your legal education during the COVID-19 crisis. Check out our Classes, Legal Databases, and COVID-19 Legal Issues pages for more information! If you have any questions about our webinars or accessing our legal databases, please contact us by email or telephone.