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College of Law Presents Lecture, “Civil Rights, Solidarity and the Need for Immigration Reform”

November 07, 2018

At 12:30 Mountain time Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center, Room 313, Boise (connecting 11:30 Pacific time, Menard Law Building, Room 104, Moscow), the College of Law will present a lecture with Thomas A. Saenz, President and General Counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF). Saenz will discuss the impact of the Trump Administration's immigration policies on Latino communities in the United States as well as how those communities and their advocates have responded to protect immigrant families. Saenz will also explain the legal challenges MALDEF has led in the federal courts and the reforms needed to establish a more effective and fair immigration system.

Date: Nov. 14, 2018

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Pacific time/12:30 p.m. to 1:30 Mountain time

Location: Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center, Room 313, Boise (live)
Menard Law Building, Room 104, Moscow (connecting)

*1.0 hour of CLE credit available.

About the Speaker: Thomas Saenz is President and General Counsel of MALDEF; he leads the organization in pursuing litigation, policy advocacy, and community education to promote the civil rights of all Latinos living in the United States in the areas of education, employment, immigrants' rights, and voting rights. Saenz rejoined MALDEF in August 2009, after four years on Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's executive team. He previously spent 12 years at MALDEF practicing civil rights law, including four years as litigation director. He has served as lead counsel for MALDEF in numerous cases including challenges to California Proposition 187, California Proposition 227, and California congressional redistricting. In 2016, Saenz argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in United States v. Texas, representing intervenors defending Obama Administration deferred action initiatives. Saenz graduated from Yale College and Yale Law School; he clerked for two federal judges before initially joining MALDEF in 1993.

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