The Civil Rights Battle for Immigrant Justice: Arizona, Alabama and the Future of America


The Civil Rights Battle for Immigrant Justice: Arizona, Alabama and the Future of America

Application Deadline: Monday, April 16th, 2012

Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Location: King Hall, UC Davis Law School, Room 1001

On April 25, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the Obama Administration’s constitutional challenge to Arizona’s immigration law, SB1070.  Other states, including Alabama, Georgia, Indiana and Utah, have enacted similar or even harsher laws.  At the same time, the Obama Department of Homeland Security is enforcing record deportations and maintaining a massive immigration detention system.  What are the constitutional issues and civil rights principles at stake in these laws and policies?Â

Lucas Guttentag was the founding national director of the Immigrants’ Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation from 1985-2011. He is now Senior Counsel to the Project, the Robina Foundation Distinguished Senior Fellow at Yale Law School, and teaches at Stanford Law School. Under his direction, the Immigrants’ Rights Project grew into the nation’s premiere litigation and advocacy program dedicated to advancing the constitutional and civil rights of immigrants and refugees.

This event is sponsored by Hemispheric Institute on the Americas, UC Davis School of Law, the Davis Humanities Institute, the Center for the Study of Human Rights in the Americas, and the History Department.

For more information please contact: Christina Siracusa, casiracusa@ucdavis.edu hia.ucdavis.edu

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