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RAZING ARIZONA: Critiques of Immigration Enforcement From SB 1070 to Secure Communities

Join the ACLU and many other groups for this FREE panel (lunch provided) on immigration enforcement:

Over the last several years, immigration enforcement programs have experienced viral growth on a federal, state, and local level. Ranging from the highly publicized Arizona SB 1070 to Colorado state legislation targeting immigrant communities to the federal Secure Communities program, these initiatives have ushered in an unprecedented era of immigration enforcement likely to impact hundreds of thousands of immigrants per year. These enforcement paradigms, while radically transforming the nature of immigration law and the dynamics of the criminal justice system, raise important constitutional and policy-based questions. Further, such programs have increasingly been shown to have significant adverse impacts on state and local budgets, community policing relationships, the public perception of immigrants, and the larger immigrant community.

This panel will explore both the intended and unintended consequences of these regimes from the perspectives of immigrants, civil rights attorneys, law enforcement leaders, and elected officials.

Alfredo Gutierrez, Former President of the Arizona State Senate
Ron Hampton, Former Executive Director, National Black Police Association
Chris Newman, Legal Director, National Day Laborer Organizing Network
Jeanette Vizguerra, Community Organizer, Rights for All People
Introduction by Catherine Smith, Associate Dean of Institutional Diversity and Inclusiveness
Moderated by Christine Cimini, Ronald V. Yegge Clinical Director

Date: February 17, 2011 Time: 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Place: University of Denver Room 165, Sturm College of Law, 2255 East Evans Avenue, Denver (lunch provided)
CLE CREDIT PENDING: 1 General Credit

Co-sponsors: DU Law Review, Latino Law Student Association, National Lawyers Guild, American Civil Liberties Union, Spanish Speaking Law Student Association, Asian Pacific American Law Student Association, and Amnesty International

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