Immigration Law Conflicting with Human Rights: Families Lost Through Deportation

CANCELLED

Thursday, March 24, 2011
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
American University Washington College of Law, Room 603
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
*CLE*


Approximately 1.6 million people have lost family members to deportation, an unintended consequence of harsh US immigration policy. Mandatory deportation leaves families broken without their day in court. The Inter-American Human Rights Commission ruled the US continuously violates international human rights norms through deportation without considering families? best interests. Hearing from lawyers who worked on a local family?s case, whose patriarch was forced to return to a country where he lacked roots, and spreading awareness will help secure justice for similarly situated families. A Guideline for Immigration Attorneys on applying the Commission?s ruling in other deportation challenges will be presented.

Presented by the International Human Rights Law Clinic


WCL Alumni, AU & WCL Students, Faculty & Staff – no charge
General Public - No Charge
(registration is required)



(Credit Hours TBC) will be applied for as requested to different states.
CLE Accreditation - - $ 95.00

 

For further information, please contact:
Office of Special Events & Continuing Legal Education
American University Washington College of Law
Phone: 202.274.4075; Fax: 202.274.4079; or secle@wcl.american.edu


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