Immigration is one of the most important issues facing local governments across the country. A number of cities such as Chicago, New York, and Washington DC have already enacted landmark legislation that protects local government dollars, restores trust between law enforcement and immigrant communities, and promotes family unity.
California is at a critical juncture in re-drawing a new generation of sensible, innovative local policies in response to the changing demographic realities of our state.
In just the last three months, the California TRUST act, a bill that would reduce deportations in the state, was passed by the state legislature. The Governor’s veto was coupled with the promise to re-introduce an amended version of the bill. In Los Angeles, Police Chief Beck announced plans to limit the transfer of immigrants into deportation who pose no threat to public safety. Meanwhile a growing legal debate emerges challenging the entire constitutionality of immigration holds requests with the most recent lawsuit alleging wrongful detention filed against Los Angeles Sheriff Baca.
The forum at the Loyola law school promises to engage legal experts and policy makers on important, relevant issues. The excellent panel of speakers includes Commissioner Garcia from Cook County, Illinois whose groundbreaking policy has impacted the national discussion on immigration reform. We hope you can join us.
Jesus Garcia, County Commissioner, Cook County, Illinois
Hiroshi MotomuraSusan, Professor of Law, UCLA Law School
Aarti Kohli, Former Director of Immigration Policy at Warren Institute, Berkeley Law
Thomas A. Saenz, President, Mexican American Legal Defense Fund
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (Invited)
Los Angeles Police Chief Beck (Invited)
WHAT: Policy and law forum on “Immigrant Communities, Policing, and Public Safety”
WHEN: Saturday December 1, 2012 Noon-3:00pm
WHERE: Loyola Law School, Robinson Courtroom (G102)
919 Albany St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
RSVP: email: Jennifer.Macias@lls.edu
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