Wednesday, September 26, 2007

SMU Dedman School of Law: Symposium on Immigration Law Immigrants, Vigilantes, and Immigration Reform: Civil Rights in the 21st Century

Tailgate SMU Dedman School of Law will hold a symposium on "Immigration Law Immigrants, Vigilantes, and Immigration Reform: Civil Rights in the 21st Century" on October 19, 2007.  Here is the description: 

"At the outset of the 21st Century, United States immigration law and policy has become one of the most pressing issues of our time. In recent years we have witnessed among other things, calls for dramatically restricting immigration in light of an alleged threat to American national identity, increased border law enforcement associated with thousands of deaths on the U.S./Mexican border and vigilante activity, special immigration laws and legal procedures enacted for the “war on terror,” and mass marches protesting draconian immigration reform in cities across the United States, including Dallas, Texas. The conference seeks to deal with these issues."

For details, including a program, click here.

KJ

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'The conference seeks to deal with these issues.' Maybe so, but based on the description above, it sounds like from only one side of the discussion. Then I looked at the program list and couldn't find even one neutral lecture topic except 'Immigration & Civil Rights'. As for Dean Johnson's lecture, 'Opening the Floodgates' is pretty self-explanatory but 'Why America Needs to Rethink its Borders' I can only wonder about. Do you mean essentially not having any?

Posted by: Jack | Sep 26, 2007 3:38:22 PM

It's funny that those who you call vigilantes, the Minutemen, have had not one accusation or conviction for committing violence, in spite of allusions to the contrary. You must be disappointed that they've adopted the character of our neighborhood watches that are so popular in many communities, so as not to fit your preconceived notions. For the most part, Minutemen are former military who've served they country with honor and even distinction. It's shameful that those who have shown nothing but contempt for our country's immigration laws deign to abuse them.

Posted by: Horace | Sep 26, 2007 6:55:33 PM

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