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Immigration Reform, Presidential Policies Addressed at U of I Boise Lecture

November 09, 2018

BOISE, Idaho — Nov. 9, 2018 — The impact Trump administration policies have on immigrants and Latino communities will be examined during a discussion Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the University of Idaho College of Law in Boise.

Thomas Saenz, president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), will address how Latino communities in the U.S. and their advocates have responded to protect immigrant families in the wake of recent immigration policy changes at the federal level.

Saenz will speak at 12:30 p.m. Mountain time Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Room 313 of the Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center. His address will also be streamed live beginning at 11:30 a.m. Pacific time in Law 104 on the U of I campus in Moscow.

As part of his address, Saenz will explain the legal challenges MALDEF has experienced in the federal courts and the reforms needed to establish a more effective and fair immigration system.

Saenz has spent 12 years practicing civil rights law and four years as litigation director at MALDEF. He leads the organization in litigation, policy advocacy and community education to promote civil rights for all Latinos living in the U.S. in the areas of education, employment, immigrants’ rights and voting rights.

The lecture is part of the Immigration Law and Policy Series presented by the U of I College of Law and the U of I chapter of the American Constitution Society. More information is available on the College of Law website.

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