Immigration Law Conflicting with Human Rights: Families Lost Through Deportation


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

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


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Office of Special Events & Continuing Legal Education
American University Washington College of Law
Phone: 202.274.4075; Fax: 202.274.4079; or

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