Immigrant Justice Symposium

Room: OUTSIDE 164
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Join the College of Law, the Bacon Immigration Law and Policy Program, and the Immigration Law Students Association in visioning an alternative to our country's existing immigration paradigm. Featuring Roxie Bacon and Nina Rabin as our keynote speakers. Three panels include: (1) Re-aligning Refugee and Asylum Law with 21st Century Needs: focusing on the international response to refugees globally and at our borders, with emphasis on how US policies are creating additional barriers and risks for people seeking protection in the US.Ideas for what policies would best protect the rights of people seeking refuge from within and outside of our borders. (2) Re-envisioning Labor and Migration: "we asked for workers but people came": A look at how US immigration law and policy has and has not afforded labor protections and rights such as family unity to migrant and immigrant workers, including current practices of workplace raids and federal agency information sharing. Ideas for what policies would promote workers' rights. (3) Re-shaping our Future by Protecting our Communities: Exploring different and complementary models of community protection, including Constitutional and Sanctuary cities, Universal Representation, and Rapid Response. We conclude the day with the world premiere of the asylum documentary, Soledad, followed by a conversation with award-winning documentary filmmaker, Lisa Molomot. There is no cost to attend this event, and it is open to the public. RSVP here:


November 15, 2019 9:30am

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Shefali Milczarek-Desai

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