Saturday, May 10, 2014

May 13: San Francisco - State and Local Responses to Stalled Federal Immigration Reform

In the absence of comprehensive immigration reform at the federal level, states, and even counties, are stepping in. Last year in California, several recent bills tackled immigration issues related to workers rights, criminal justice, and access to drivers’ licenses. In perhaps the best known victory of 2013, the TRUST Act limits local law enforcement’s cooperation with federal immigration authorities, setting a statewide minimum restriction on who local law enforcement may detain for extra time in local jails for immigration. At the local level, county officials have reformed county policies to better protect immigrants and keep families together.
Advocates for immigrants in California have achieved some significant victories that may signal a direction that other states could follow. These policy bright spots in California stand in stark contrast to the immigration enforcement approaches of states like Arizona, Alabama, and Georgia. But what are the implications for immigration federalism, and what is next for California and other states?
This is a brown bag event so please be sure to bring your lunch.
Title:State and Local Responses to Stalled Federal Immigration Reform
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
12:00pm - 1:15pm
55 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco, CA
  • Angela F. Chan, Senior Staff Attorney, Criminal Justice Reform Program, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus
  • Grisel Ruiz, Defending Immigrants Law Fellow, Immigrant Legal Resource Center
  • Kiran Savage-Sangwan, Organizer, ACLU of Northern California
  • Moderated by: Nayantara Mehta, Senior Counsel, Alliance for Justice.
  • The Bay Area Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society
  • Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus
  • Alliance for Justice
  • Immigrant Legal Resource Center.
The American Constitution Society is a State Bar of California approved CLE provider. This event has been approved for 1.0 hours of California MCLE credit.
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