Immigration and Deportation 2017

deadline for submissions: 
May 31, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
International Interface


Immigration and Deportation

Abstract Submission Deadline: MAY 31, 2017

Conference Dates: August 23-24, 2017

For thousands of people, violence and persecution drive them from their homeland, seeking safety and solace. Situations of fleeing from violence, political unrest, escaping poverty, seeking freedom, seeking opportunity, joining loved-ones, or environmental disaster (Heartland Alliance), may cause either sudden or planned upheaval. While the threat to life remains constant, the immigration process can take years. Most people take the legal route to move to a new country; others immigrate illegally.


Immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers are a real and vast part of Western life and culture. Concerns over the legality of recent changes to policies around the world are sparking new debates and discussions over what it means to migrate. New fears, some of them the same as those that caused an individual to leave their homeland originally, are very real.


The International Interface virtual conference on Immigration and Deportation will discuss these two related topics, seeking answers to questions such as: What are the current immigration policies around the world? Are there newer or more modern policies that could assist in a more rapid move for immigrants? What are the components to legal immigration? What are the ramifications of illegal immigration? How do consulates assist the immigrant? And many more.

Publishing Goals:

1) Scholarly edited volume

2) Fact Sheets

3) Conference Proceedings

4) Single-Authored volume – Personal stories, professional stories, humanitarian stories, etc.

The International Interface conference, Immigration and Deportation, invites academics, artists, educators, environmentalists, grassroots representatives, health and human services professionals, manufacturers, performers, policy-makers, social scientists, writers, and all who are interested in this subject matter to engage in lively discussions to enhance their current understanding and exchange ideas with an additional goal of textbook authorship on the subject.

We welcome papers or audio/visual presentation proposals that may include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

Country-Specific Immigration Processes
Visa Types and Timeframes
Studies on the Visa Process
Marrying for Love or Citizenship
Investigating Illegal Immigrants
Deportation Laws around the World
Breaking up Families – Deportation-style
Border Control through Patrols
Immigration Attorneys and Law
Citizenship around the World
Media and Immigration
Humanitarian Aid and the Immigrant
Sanctuary Cities and Geographic Areas
Children and Immigration
Children and Deportation
Medical-Specific Immigration
Asylum and Politics

What to Submit: Up to 400 word abstract.

Submission Deadline: MAY 31, 2017

Where to Submit: In the subject line, please place the word ABSTRACT and email your abstract as an attachment (.doc, or .docx only) to

The Peer Review Process:
All abstracts submitted are double-blind peer reviewed using the following method. Office personnel who are responsible for checking email will save your full email to the email subfolder for the virtual conference. The attachment is opened, your abstract title, your name, and your contact information is placed in a password-protected spreadsheet and a review number is assigned. The review number has no bearing on the review process other than for the purpose of identification of your paper after the double-blind peer review process is completed. The abstract document you submitted will then have your name, and any identifying information (address, email address, work address, etc.) removed from the document. The original document is then added to a folder that is accessible only by the office personnel who checked the email and the conference moderator. Once the deadline has been reached, the conference moderator will notify the conference sub-committee of an available abstract for review. The abstract is then shared via password-protected folder sharing with the first two sub-committee members to respond. The reviewers will have seven days to review the abstract and submit a completed abstract review form, via email, to the moderator. The moderator will then notify you of the findings of the reviewers via email, either inviting your participation, or if rejected, you will be given a copy of the review form for your records. There are two types of abstract rejection: The first is a hard reject in which no further submission attempts may be made for this conference. The second type is soft reject in which the abstract submitter is invited to revise the abstract according to the reviewer’s comments and resubmit the abstract using the same email address. Specific instructions will be given to the submitter if a soft reject reply is given. All resubmissions are considered by two new reviewers using the same double-blind peer review process. The new reviewers will be made aware that it is a resubmission, but the abstract’s first review will not be forwarded to the new reviewers, making this new review independent of the former review. If rejected a second time, no revised abstract will be accepted.

Multiple Delegates / Authors of One Abstract:

Each abstract is considered independently, however, if there is more than one delegate listed on the abstract as contact or author, team fees will apply if the abstract is accepted. Only one presentation per team is allowed, however, up to five team members may participate in the presentation from different locations. Please see the website for discounted fees

Submitting More than One Abstract for Consideration:

You may submit up to three abstracts. Each abstract is considered independently and is considered an independent request to make a presentation at the conference.

The Reservation Process:
If your abstract is accepted for presentation at the conference, the email you receive will contain a link to a form that must be completed. All applicants are required to complete the form and return it via email by the deadline (stated below). On this application you will have the option to decline making a presentation; however, payments for attendance will be the same as if you were making a presentation.

Application Deadline:
Applications and payments are due no later than June 30, 2017.

Payment Process:
International Interface will email an invoice along with the findings of the reviewers if your abstract is invited to participate. Invoices are required to be paid online using our secure payment gateway.

Payment Amounts and Deadlines:

Single Authored Abstract: $99 if paid by April 5, 2017 – After April 5, 2017 - $149
Single Authored 2 Abstracts: $158.40 if paid by April 5, 2017 – After April 5, 2017 - $238.40
Single Authored 3 Abstracts: $217.80 if paid by April 5, 2017 – After April 5, 2017 - $327.80

Team Authored Abstract (If two or more presenting): $149 if paid by April 30, 2017 – After April 30, 2017 - $199
Team Authored 2 Abstracts (If two or more presenting): $238.40 if paid by April 30, 2017 – After April 30, 2017 - $318.40
Team Authored 3 Abstracts (If two or more presenting): $327.80 if paid by April 30, 2017 – After April 30, 2017 - $437.80

Sit In Reservation: $69 if paid by April 5, 2017 – After April 5, 2017 - $99


*No abstract submissions will be considered after the Submission Deadline of May 31, 2017 at 11:59 PM Central Standard Time – US. All payments must be made no later than June 30, 2017 at 11:59 PM Central Standard Time – US.


From Abstract to Presentation: A Step-by-Step Guide


Step One: Submit your abstract of no more than 400 words to the email address given in the Call for Presentations (CFP). During this step, your abstract will be double-blind peer reviewed. Your Abstract must arrive no later than MAY 31, 2017 at 11:59 PM Central Standard Time – US.

Step Two: Open the email containing your abstract status and respond accordingly. If your abstract is accepted and you are invited to attend the conference, please move on to step three. If your abstract is hard rejected, please consider International Interface for future collaboration. If your abstract is soft rejected and you would like to be reconsidered, please use the reviewer’s comments to revise your abstract and resubmit using the instructions provided in your email.

Step Three: Complete the reservation form using the link received in your acceptance email. Review the payment table (earlier=savings) and make the payment by the deadline stated in the table and as outlined above.

Step Four: You may submit your full paper by no later than July 30, 2017. This is an optional step.

Step Five: Using your official invitation email which will arrive only after the reservation form and payment is completed, log on to the virtual conference on August 23 and 24, 2017.

Additional Information:
All participants may choose to have their conference presentation paper published in the conference proceedings eBook. Eligibility requirements to have your presentation paper included in the eBook are: You must make a presentation that is based upon your accepted abstract. You must log-in on both days of the conference and remain logged in for the duration of both days. You must participate in at least two post-presentation discussion sessions.

Technical Requirements:
International Interface uses the Any Meeting online service to host the virtual conferences. There is no software or apps to download; all you need is the link to the conference which you will receive in an email when both the reservation form and payment has been received. To make a presentation, you must have a webcam (or camera on a phone or tablet). Participation via telephone is available at no extra charge except for any long distance fees that your telephone service provider may charge to you. International Interface will not make provisions for equipment and all participants must provide their own equipment in order to participate. International Interface will not be responsible for any additional service charges that your Internet Service Provider or telephone service provider charges and any fees that the delegate may incur for those services are the sole responsibility of the delegate.
You only need to have a reliable internet connection, a microphone and speakers or headset to participate. You may participate from any location that provides these services (café, library, etc.). Any service fees related to internet service are the sole responsibility of the delegate.
To participate, you’ll only need to click on the link. Prepare to log in at least 15 to 20 minutes before the scheduled start time to iron out any technical issues you may have.

Cancellations and Refunds:
Cancellations must be received in writing via email sent to You must give us the title of the conference, your full name and contact information, the title of your presentation, and the reason for your cancellation. All cancellations will incur a 25% service fee. Cancellations received before 11:59 pm on March 31, 2017 will receive a full refund of the remaining 75% of paid reservation fee. Cancellations received between April 1, 2017 and May 15, 2017 will receive a 50% refund of remaining fees paid. Cancellations received between May 16, 2017 and July 14, 2017 will receive a 25% refund of remaining fees paid. No cancellations will be refunded from July 15, 2017 forward.