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

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University of Minnesota Law School

Subplaza Room 25, Overflow: Subplaza Room 20

229 19th Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55455

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This inaugural annual forum invites vital voices, leaders and experts 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.

Boxed lunches will be provided for the first session. Please register for each session you will attend.

11:45 – 12:15 Registration open and lunch available

12:15 – 12:35 Opening remarks and introductions

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

Omar Jadwat, Director of the ACLU's Immigrant Rights Project, is lead counsel in Trump vs. International Refugee Assistance Project (joined with Trump v. Hawaii) before the U.S. Supreme Court. The case challenges the Trump travel ban targeting nationals of several majority Muslim countries and is scheduled for oral arguments in October 2017. 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 credit will be requested.

Q&A led by Professor Benjamin Casper Sanchez

2:00 - 3:30 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 credit will be requested.

3:45 – 4:45 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.


Please email Liz Coffield at ecoffiel@umn.edu if you have questions about the event.

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