Videos tagged with Immigration Law

  • Clinical Professor Kate Evans, director of the Duke Immigrant Rights Clinic, talks about the clinic's work, how students get involved, the skills that students learn, and her favorite part about leading the clinic. The clinic represents individuals facing deportation and partners with local, state, and national organizations to promote access to resources, education, and justice for non-citizens.

  • Courts have become increasingly involved in overseeing the immigration policies announced by the President and his agencies. The result has been a dizzying array of on again, off again directives that raise fundamental questions about the obligations of the President as immigration prosecutor, the scope of his discretionary power, and the race to the courthouse in search of a sword or a shield.

  • A conversation with Karen Musalo, the founding director of the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies (CGRS) at U.C. Hastings College of Law. Drawing on her leadership in landmark gender-based asylum cases, Ms. Musalo discussed the barriers currently facing asylum-seekers at the border and inside the United States. She also addressed the ways in which these barriers reflect historical trends in restricting access to asylum.

  • Duke's Immigrant and Refugee Project (DIRP) invites you to join us as we discuss the legal, social, and economic, challenges that DACA recipients face and highlight the resilience of the undocumented communities, the status of community mobilization efforts, and actions allies can take.

    Appearing: Luis Basurto Villanueva JD '21, introductions ; Prof. Kate Evans (Duke Law), moderator ; Reyna Montoya and Vanessa Luna, former undocumented immigrants and activists, and Jeffrey Davidson, a partner at Covington & Burling and a DACA defender.

  • The Duke Immigrant and Refugee Project invites you to join us as we discuss how racial disparities in healthcare make Black and Latinx people less likely to receive a vaccine despite being more likely to become sick from COVID-19 as well as how these disparities intersect with historical distrust of public health systems. Please join us for a conversation between Duke Law's Professor Thomas Williams and Triangle area physician Edith Nieves Lopez. Co-sponsored by Duke Law's ACLU, LALSA, HLS, and the Immigrant Rights Clinic.

  • Moderated by Duke Law Professor Marin K. Levy, this panel discussion with fellow Duke Law Professors Curt Bradley, Guy Charles, Kate Evans, Stephen Sachs, and Jim Salzman covers what we might expect from the Biden administration. Specific topics include immigration, environmental policy, voting rights, the judiciary, and foreign affairs.

    Sponsored by the Office of the Dean and the Program in Public Law.

  • DIRP sponsored this talk about the role of immigration in the 2020 Presidential Election. Greg Chen, Director of Government Relations for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), discusses how the president shapes immigration policy separately and in conjunction with Congress and how immigration issues have gained prominence in presidential campaigns. He discusses the major areas of focus for both the Trump and Obama administrations, as well as the prospects for immigration reform following the election.

    Also appearing: Kate Evans (Duke Law)

  • The second event in our three-part Racial Justice Film Series is a screening of "The Fight." This gripping documentary chronicles four ACLU attorneys and their fight to protect transgender people in the military, to ensure access to abortion for a detained immigrant minor, to prevent a census question about citizenship status, and to reunite families separated at the US-Mexico border.

  • While immigration law is federal, the policies enacted by local elected officials can shape immigration enforcement measures and efforts to include and support immigrants and refugees. Spencer Bloom, Civic Engagement Organizer at El Pueblo in Raleigh, and Stefania Arteaga, Immigrants' Rights Organizer at ACLU of North Carolina address the advances achieved through past local elections and the stakes involved in this year’s elections.

    Sponsored by the Immigrant Rights Clinic and the Duke Immigrant and Refugee Project.

  • Immigrants are still detained in overcrowded and unsanitary detention centers while COVID-19 continues to spread. Between 15% and 20% of those tested in detention are positive for COVID-19, but ICE has refused to release immigrants from these facilities. Additionally, the Latinx community faces unique hurdles in accessing COVID-19 related services and remaining safe in their workplaces.

  • At the heart of both Abolish ICE and Defund the Police is a conversation about who is incarcerated and criminalized. The movements share the belief that regardless of the badge, bad law enforcement practices and policies affect the safety and well-being of people across the United States.

  • The Present and Future of Civil Rights Movements: Race and Reform in 21st Century America

    Plenary: Trends in Immigration Law and Policy

    Welcome: Dean David F. Levi (Duke Law School)

    Moderator: Cristina Rodriguez (Yale Law School)

    Panel: Leisy Abrego (UCLA, Department of Chicana/o Studies), Jennifer Chacón (University of California, Irvine, School of Law), Alejandra Gomez (Living United for Change in Arizona – LUCHA), Marielena Hincapie (National Immigration Law Center), Robin Lenhardt (Fordham University School of Law), Hiroshi Motomura (UCLA School of Law)

  • Session 3: The New Landscape in Context—Immigration Adjudication

    Conference title: Charting the New Landscape of Administrative Adjudication

    Presenters: Catherine Y. Kim (Brooklyn Law School), Amy Semet (Columbia University), Michael Kagan (UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law), and Jennifer Lee Koh (UCI Law).

    Moderator: Dean Kerry Abrams (Duke Law School)