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Immigration in the First 100 Days – Conference and Community Organization Fair

Associate Professor Geoffrey Heeren

Associate Professor Geoffrey Heeren

Please join us for a conference examining the Trump administration’s immigration policies, the effect these policies have had on the practice of immigration law, and how lawyers, students and community organizations have responded to these policies.

This conference, co-sponsored by Valparaiso University Law School will also feature a community organization fair for those interested in volunteering or learning more about ways to advocate for and support immigrants.

This event is free and is open to law students, lawyers, and community members. CLE credit available for IL lawyers.

Friday, April 21, 8:30 a.m – 12:30 p.m.
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Aspen Hall (Rubloff 150)
375 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago IL
Please RSVP by April 19.

 

Schedule:

8:00 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. Welcome

  • Uzoamaka Emeka Nzelibe (Clinical Associate Professor of Law, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law)

8:35 a.m. Opening Remarks

  • Allison Tirres (Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Associate Professor of Law, DePaul College of Law)

9:00 a.m. Immigration in the First 100 Days: A panel discussion examining immigration policies in the Trump administration’s first 100 days.

  • Anita Ortiz Maddali, Moderator (Director of Clinics & Associate Professor of Law, Northern Illinois University College of Law)
  • William Howell, Executive Power and the Constitution (Sydney Stein Professor in American Politics, University of Chicago)
  • Allison Tirres, A Historical Perspective on the Use of Executive Orders in Immigration (Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Associate Professor of Law, DePaul College of Law)
  • Sioban Albiol, Impact of 2017 Executive Orders on Immigration Practice (Clinical Instructor & Director, Asylum & Immigration Law Clinic, DePaul College of Law)
  • Geoffrey Heeren, Summary and Explanation of Legal Challenges to 2017 Executive Orders (Associate Professor of Law, Michael and Dianne Swygert Teaching Fellow, Valparaiso University Law School)

10:30 a.m. Break

10:40 a.m. A Path Forward – Activism & Advocacy: A panel discussion on the impact of the 2017 executive orders on immigrant communities and ongoing responses by community and student organizations.

  • Jajah Wu, Moderator (Immigrant Child Rights Fellow and Staff Attorney, Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights at the University of Chicago)
  • Tania Unzueta (Community Organizer, Organized Communities Against Deportations)
  • Breandan Magee (Senior Director of Programs, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights)
  • Sufyan S. Sohel (Deputy Director & Counsel, Council on American-Islamic Relations-Chicago)
  • Laura Vivaldo Cholula (President, Northern Illinois University Dream Action)

11:55 a.m. Closing Remarks

  • Uzoamaka Emeka Nzelibe (Clinical Associate Professor of Law, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law)

Community Organization Fair (10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

Participating Organizations: Logan Square Neighborhood Association, Justice for Our Neighbors, Latinos, Progresando, Lifespan, Taller de Jose, Council on American-Islamic Relations, United African Organization

Event sponsors: Children and Family Justice Center at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, DePaul College of Law, Northern Illinois University College of Law, Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights at the University of Chicago Law School, Valparaiso University Law School, Public Interest Law Center at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.

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