Immigration Law Forum: Civil Rights Behind Bars
This year’s Immigration Law Forum will focus on the current state of United States immigration policy and implications for human and civil rights. Speakers will address a diverse range of topics including troubling trends in immigration enforcement and detention, the use of federal court litigation to protect immigrants and lessons from the civil rights era. This two-day legal conference is open to legal practitioners, academics, policymakers, students and community members and will feature national and regional experts.
Special guest speakers include:
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 the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals 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.
This event is co-hosted by the James H. Binger Center for New Americans and Law and Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice.
James H. Binger Center for New Americans
Law and Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice