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  • 2018 Immigration Law Forum: Civil Rights Behind Bars

  • When

    Friday, November 2, 2018
    9:00 am

    Where

    Walter F. Mondale Hall

    University of Minnesota Law School
    229 19th Ave South
    Minneapolis, MN 55455

The James H. Binger Center for New Americans and Law & Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice are pleased to invite you to a two-day conference titled Immigration Law Forum: Civil Rights Behind Bars. The forum will be held at the University of Minnesota Law School on November 2-3, 2018. Topics include troubling trends in immigration enforcement and detention, the use of federal court litigation to protect immigrants and lessons from the civil rights era.

Conference sessions will provide attendees with legal context and background of current immigration practices and will also provide practical guidance and strategies for litigation and advocacy in this challenging climate. Attendees will hear from leading litigators and educators from across the country who are involved in high-profile cases at all levels of the immigration adjudication system including the United States Supreme Court.

Featuring:

  • Lee Gelernt, Deputy Director of the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project

Lee Gelernt has argued important immigration and civil rights cases at all levels of the federal court system, including, most recently, Ms. L v. ICE, a case in federal court challenging the administration’s practice of separating asylum-seeking parents and their children.

  • Professor Fatma Marouf, Texas A&M University School of Law

Fatma Marouf is the Director of the Immigrant Rights Clinic at Texas A&M University School of Law and a nationally recognized expert in the intersections of immigration law, international human rights law and constitutional law.

Friday, November 2 7.25 CLE Credits
8:30 a.m. Registration and Coffee
9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
9:30 a.m. Civil Rights Behind Bars: The Opportunities and Shortcomings of Current Remedies
Professor Fatma Marouf, Texas A&M University School of Law
10:05 a.m. Who is Legal? Racism, Discrimination and Assumptions Underlying the Immigration System
Professor Jacqueline Stevens, Northwestern University
Professor Yolanda Vázquez, University of Cincinnati College of Law
Moderated by Professor Fatma Marouf, Texas A&M University School of Law
11:30 a.m. Lunch-Room 3
12:10 p.m. Deportation Conditions and Treatment of Immigrants
Michele Garnett McKenzie, The Advocates for Human Rights
Katie Shepherd, American Immigration Council
Professor Jacqueline Stevens, Northwestern University
Moderated by Professor Stephen Meili, University of Minnesota Law School
1:40 p.m. Immigrants in Criminal Court
Mary Moriarty, Hennepin County Chief Public Defender
Professor Yolanda Vázquez, University of Cincinnati College of Law
Tim Warden-Hertz, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
Moderated by Professor Linus Chan, University of Minnesota Law School
3:05 p.m. The Modern Immigrant Surveillance State
Professor Anil Kahlan, Drexel University
Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Amier Malik, CAIR-Minnesota
Robyn Meyer-Thompson, Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota
Julio Zelaya, ACLU of Minnesota
Moderated by Deepinder Mayell, James H. Binger Center for New Americans
4:30 p.m. Impact Immigration Litigation in the Federal Courts
Lee Gelernt, ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project
6:00-7:00 p.m. Reception-Auerbach Commons

 

Saturday, November 3 6.75 CLE Credits
8:30 a.m. Registration and Coffee
9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
9:10 a.m. Sanctuary Cities and Protecting Immigrants and Refugees
Professor Christopher Lasch, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Michelle Rivero, City of Minneapolis Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs
ThaoMee Xiong, City of St. Paul Director of Intergovernmental Affairs
10:40 a.m. Innovative Organizing to Stop Deportations
Luz Lopez-Rosas, Asamblea de Derechos Civiles
Estefania Navarro, NAVIGATE-MN
Ched Nin, Release MN 8
Jenny Srey, Release MN 8
Tammi Thompson, ISAIAH
Professor Mzenga Wanyama, Augsburg University
Moderated by Kjerstin Yager, James H. Binger Center for New Americans
12:10 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Critical Relief: Nuts and Bolts on How to Get People Out of Detention
Professor Kathy Moccio, University of Minnesota Law School
Rebecca Scholtz, Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc. (CLINIC)
Claudia Valenzuela, National Immigrant Justice Center
2:50 p.m. Resilience and Endurance: Advocating in a Time of Injustice
Steve Kraemer, Conversations with Friends
Claudia Valenzuela, National Immigrant Justice Center
Tim Warden-Hertz, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
Moderated by Professor Linus Chan, University of Minnesota Law School
5:00 p.m. Informal Happy Hours-Various locations

Sponsored By

James H. Binger Center for New Americans

Law and Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice

Cost

Private attorney: $75; Nonprofit attorney: $45; Community member: $15; Student: Free

Credits

14 Standard CLE credits have been requested; Event Code #265160

Reception

Morning coffee and lunch will be provided on both days of the conference. There will be a reception Friday evening following the last session of the day.

Parking Information

Accessibility Information

To make disability-related accommodations or dietary requests email Liz Coffield ecoffiel@umn.edu.

Contact Information

Elizabeth Coffield
(612) 301-8650

Contact Information

University of Minnesota Law School

Walter F. Mondale Hall | 229 19th Avenue South | Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-625-1000

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