U.S. Senator Robert Menendez along with prominent attorneys and immigrant rights activists in the New Jersey area will discuss why immigration laws and policies need to be reformed at a Saturday, March 27, 2010 panel titled “Hidden Faces: Pivotal Issues in Immigration Law and the Need for Reform.” Panelists will discuss Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) impact on immigrant communities in New Jersey and the tri-state area, the state of detention centers, the plight of undocumented immigrants, the 287G and Dream Act legislation, and current immigration reform proposals.
The panel discussion will take place less than a week after tens of thousands of immigrants marched in Washington, DC to demand immigration reform and economic justice for all Americans. The event is sponsored by the Rutgers Immigrant Rights Collective (RUIRC) and Amnesty International, Northeast Regional Office.
|What:||“Hidden Faces: Pivotal Issues in Immigration Law and the Need for Reform”|
|Who:||U.S. Senator Robert Menendez
Alina Das, supervising attorney, NYU School of Law Immigrant Rights Clinic
Rex Chen, managing attorney, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey
Ravi Ragbir, organizer, Families for Freedom, and New Sanctuary Coalition
Marisol Conde-Hernandez, student activist, Rutgers University
Juan Reyes, organizer, Casa Freehold
Amy Gottlieb, director of immigrant rights, American Friends Service Committee, and adjunct professor Rutgers School of Law–Newark, moderator
|When:||Noon – 3 pm, Saturday, March 27, 2010|
|Where:||Martini Foundation Lecture Hall (Room 10, lower level), Rutgers School of Law–Newark|