The Changing Landscape of U.S. Immigration Policy


In a noon webinar on Monday, Jan. 4, the Academy for Lifelong Learning will host Abby Colbert in a presentation of U.S. immigration policy. During the last four years, the Trump administration has greatly altered the U.S. immigration system, even in the absence of Congressional action on immigration. The president-elect’s agenda includes a reversal of these Trump-era policies, and other ambitious immigration reforms. We’ll discuss this changing immigration landscape and its impact on our community.

Abby Colbert is the Assistant Counsel for Global Affairs at the University of the South, where she also teaches in the Politics department. She received her B.A. from Haverford College in Pennsylvania, and a J.D. and an M.A. in International Relations from Boston University. She has practiced immigration law for more than fifteen years, and has represented a wide variety of immigrants as the Managing Attorney of the non-profit Rian Immigrant Center in Boston and as a volunteer with a number of immigration organizations, including the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project and the Legal Aid Society of the Cumberlands and Eastern Tennessee.

The Academy is part of the Sewanee Seminar Series. Those wishing to attend this webinar should email <> no later than Friday, Jan. 1. There is no charge for participation.