Int'l Law and the 2020 Presidential Election--Session Four: Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor: US Approaches to immigration and asylum under international law


The American Society of International Law is pleased to announce a free online series examining what the 2020 Presidential Election will mean for the future of international law. Full session details here.

This panel will discuss the U.S. immigration system and laws, as well as recent executive actions, in light of international laws and norms. Panelists will focus particular attention on the positions and policies of the two U.S. presidential candidates and their respective parties, as they seek to “fix” U.S. immigration law, policy, and practice. Topics for discussion will include immigration enforcement matters, including especially extraterritorial detention centers, refugee camps, border walls, biometric screening and surveillance, family separation practices, and deportation practices.  The panel will also discuss the implications of international law and norms for U.S. refugee and asylum law, policy, and practice.


  • Leon Fresco, Holland & Knight LLP
  • Enrique Gonzalez, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
  • Sandra Grossman (moderator), Grossman Young & Hammond

Date and Location

Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm