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Children Crossing: A Discussion on the Legal Rights of Unaccompanied Alien Children

February 25, 2015 • 12:30 PM • Law School 3043
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The recent surge in unaccompanied minors crossing into the United States raises issues of immigration law, human rights, and children's rights. Eunice Lee, a Senior Staff Attorney at the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies at U.C. Hastings, will provide an insightful presentation highlighting the legal issues involved in the children crossing the border and their treatment upon arrival. Previously, Ms. Lee worked at the ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project, first as an Equal Justice Works Fellow in New York focusing on the education rights of immigrant students, then as a Detention Attorney in its San Francisco office, litigating class action challenges to prolonged and mandatory immigration detention. Eunice also practiced and taught refugee and asylum law as the Albert M. Sacks Clinical Teaching and Advocacy Fellow at Harvard Law School's Immigration and Refugee Clinic. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by DBA. Co-sponsored by the Human Rights Law Society, the International Law Society and the Immigration Education Project. For more information, please contact Bryan O'Brien at bpo7@duke.edu.