Events

 

NO MORE SWEET HOME ALABAMA: TARGETING ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
11:15 am - 2:00 pm
Warren Room, 295 Boalt Hall, Berkeley Law

On April 25, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on the Department of Justice's challenge to Arizona's anti-immigrant law, SB 1070. Since the passage of Arizona's law, similar and even more draconian laws have passed in other states, such as Alabama and South Carolina. But the states are not alone; the federal Department of Homeland Security is also engaging in a concerted campaign of interior immigration enforcement. Come hear two preeminent lawyers discuss what is at stake in the Arizona case and how these state laws and federal enforcement programs impact communities across the country.

Cecillia Wang is the Director of the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project. Her practice centers on issues at the intersection of immigration and criminal law, including state anti-immigrant laws, racial profiling and other unlawful police practices.  Most recently, she successfully argued in front of the Eleventh circuit for an injunction to block parts of Alabama’s law invalidating the rights of undocumented immigrants in government and business transactions.

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 and teaches at Yale and Stanford Law Schools. Mr. Guttentag has litigated major class action and constitutional cases on behalf of immigrants throughout the United States; argued landmark appeals in the United States Supreme Court, the California Supreme Court, and many federal circuits.

Lunch will be provided.

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CUTTING OFF THE FLOW: EXTRA-TERRITORIAL CONTROLS TO PREVENT MIGRATION

April 22, 2011
170 Boalt Hall - Koret Room
Agenda

As governments have instituted greater external controls--measures taken to stop migrants from arriving at their borders, we are interested in examining the impacts of these policies in the U.S. and Europe.  These measures include interdiction at sea, as in the case of Haitians in the United States or, in the European context, funding the detention of African asylum-seekers in transit countries like Libya.  States carry out these mechanisms offshore, in areas of uncertain legality, or on the territory of other states.  Given the unrest in the Middle East and North Africa and the anticipated increase in migrants, this is a timely topic of discussion.  The convening will take place between 9:15 and 3:00 PM at 170 Boalt Hall (Koret Room).  It is sponsored by the Warren Institute and the European Union Center. Speakers include: 

Session 1:  Understanding Extra-Territorial Controls in a Security Framework   

Session 2:  Liminal Spaces, Third-Country Agreements & Detention      

  • Michael Flynn, Global Detention Project
  • Niels Frenzen, University of Southern California, School of Law
  • Kate Jastram, Berkeley Law
  • Jean Matringe, Universite de Versailles et Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines 
  • Lori Nessel, Seton Hall University
  • Leti Volpp, Berkeley Law

This conference is co-sponsored by the European Union Center for Excellence and Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law & Social Policy at UC Berkeley.


 

BEYOND ARIZONA: LAWS TARGETING IMMIGRANTS IN THE US AND EUROPE

More information on our recent conference of scholars and advocates to examine policies aimed at restricting migration, particularly efforts to criminalize migrants in the US and Europe is available here. 

 

THE CHANGING FACE OF AMERICA: GOING BEYOND THE RHETORIC ON IMMIGRATION

An Intensive Institute for Journalists: November 14-17, 2010 at UC Berkeley

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The Graduate School of Journalism and the Warren Institute are organizing a four-day institute for working journalists on covering immigration, an issue that has become central to debates over the economy, health care, education and law enforcement.  For more information on this special training or to apply, please visit our website