On All Fronts: Defending the Borders of the U.S. Constitution

James H. Binger Center for New Americans Annual Immigration Law Forum
November 1, 2017, 12:00 to 5:00 pm
Walter F. Mondale Hall
Room 25

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

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This inaugural annual forum invites vital voices from around the country to participate in a range of presentations that provide the legal and greater community with insights into major trends, practices and developments in immigration law and policy. This event marks the James H. Binger Center for New American’s first forum since a gift from the Robina Foundation endowed the Center last year.


11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Registration open and lunch available

12:15 – 12:35 p.m. Opening remarks and introductions

12:35 – 1:45 p.m. Challenging the Travel Ban at the U.S. Supreme Court

Omar Jadwat, Director of the ACLU's Immigrant Rights Project  has been a leader in ongoing litigation against the Trump administration's travel ban, including the recent case Trump vs. International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP)  that was before the Supreme Court. He is also lead counsel in litigation challenging the third version of the ban. Jadwat will be discussing the constitutional framework surrounding the litigation as well as the potential consequences of this exercise of executive authority.

1.0 Standard CLE credits have been requested.

Q&A led by Professor Ben Casper Sanchez

2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Racial Realities in America's Changing Landscape

Deepa Iyer, Senior Fellow, Center for Social Inclusion, is an attorney, writer and activist who works on immigration, post 9/11 and civil rights issues. Iyer will share insights about the changing racial landscape in America and explore the troubling implications of increasing anti-immigrant sentiment and Islamophobia as well as the inspiring work of communities confronting new racial realities.

1.0 Standard CLE credits have been requested.

3:45 – 4:45 p.m. What Does it Mean to Be Caught in an Era of Deportation

Maggie Loredo is the Co-Director of Otros Dreams en Acción, an organization that was recently featured in The Nation for its groundbreaking work with young immigrant deportees in Mexico City. She will discuss the impact of immigration enforcement in the United States particularly in regards to the concept of citizenship and national identity for a growing population of new migrants.

CLE Credits
2 Standard CLE credits have been requested; Event Code #248019

Boxed lunches will be provided before the first session. 

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