Monday, February 9, 2015
Michael Olivas, Leticia Saucedo (middle), and Tom Saenz
As readers of this blog know, there were quite a few immigration law events this weekend.
The ABA Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities (ABA Hispanic Commission), in collaboration with the ABA Commission on Immigration, hosted a panel discussion on The Pros and Cons of the Exercise of Executive Action in Immigration Law at the American Bar Association’s Midyear Meeting on Saturday, February 7, 2015 in Houston, Texas. The panelists explored President Obama’s recent executive action decision to provide temporary legal status to certain undocumented immigrants. Panelists discussed the impact of this decision and how the pending lawsuits against the President will impact its implementation. Panelists included Thomas A. Saenz, President and General Counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Prof. Michael Olivas, the University of Houston Law Center, and Leticia Saucedo, UC Davis School of Law.