Friday, October 6, 2017

UC Davis Law Review Symposium:   Immigration Law & Resistance: Ensuring a Nation of Immigrants


Immigration Law & Resistance: Ensuring a Nation of Immigrants

Friday, October 20, 2017

The UC Davis Law Review is having an immigration symposium on October 20.  A flurry of executive orders banned the entry of non-citizens from Muslim-majority countries and suspended the admission of refugees; increased the enforcement of immigration law through criminal law; and ordered the construction of a wall to prevent the migration of Latinxs.

Massive resistance to these immigration enforcement priorities ensued in various forms—through litigation, state and local legal and policy changes, individual and community-based advocacy, and support from churches, businesses and other organizations. This Symposium examines the different forms of resistance employed by various groups, the legal challenges they faced, and the lessons they learned.

Here is the schedule:

9:00 AM to 10:15 AM – The Future of DACA and Prosecutorial Discretion (1 MCLE credit

  • Ashutosh Bhagwat, UC Davis School of Law, Moderator and Commentator
  • Jennifer Chacón, UC Irvine Law, “Citizenship and Alienation”
  • Kevin Johnson, UC Davis School of Law, “The Future of DACA, the Future of Immigration Law”
  • Bill Hing, USF School of Law, “Beyond DACA”
  • Rachel Ray, UC Immigrant Legal Services Center, “DACA on the Ground”

Coffee Break 

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM – The Economics of Immigration (1 MCLE credit)

  • Shayak Sarkar, UC Davis School of Law, Moderator and Commentator
  • Howard Chang, University of Pennsylvania Law School, “The Economics of Immigration Reform”
  • Giovanni Peri and Annie Hines, UC Davis Department of Economics, “Do Deportations Affect Local Economies?: Analyzing U.S. States 1992-2015”
  • Grace Chang, UC Santa Barbara, “Anti-Trafficking and Migrant Rights Movements: Whither the Connections?"


12:00 PM to 12:05 PM – Luncheon Video Message from University of California President Janet Napolitano

12:05 PM to 1:05 PM – Luncheon Keynote (1 MCLE credit)

  • The Honorable Paul C. Lo, Superior Court of California, County of Merced, First Hmong-American Judge in United States History


1:15 PM to 2:15 PM – Defying the Criminalization and Deportation of Immigrants (1 MCLE credit)

  • Floyd Feeney, UC Davis School of Law, Moderator and Commentator
  • César García Hernández, Denver University - Sturm College of Law, “Deconstructing Crimmigration"
  • Alina Das, NYU School of Law, “Inclusive Immigrant Justice”
  • Jack Chin, UC Davis School of Law, “Chevron and Citizenship Determinations”

Coffee Break

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM – Protecting Refugees: Taking a Stance Against Detention, Unfairness, and Exploitation (1 MCLE credit)

  • Brian Soucek, UC Davis School of Law, Moderator and Commentator
  • Hiroshi Motomura, UCLA School of Law, “Refugee Law and Policy for an Anxious Age”
  • Jayashri Srikantiah, Stanford Law School, “The Case for Eliminating Money Bond in Immigration”
  • Juliet Stumpf, Lewis & Clark Law School, “The Big Immigration Law Project”

Coffee Break

3:45 PM to 4:45 PM – Sanctuary and Beyond: State, City, and Individual Resistance (1 MCLE credit)

  • Rose Cuison-Villazor, UC Davis School of Law, Moderator and Commentator
  • Michael Kagan, UNLV - William S. Boyd School of Law, “Immigrants, Police and the Rhetorical Rule of Law Problem”
  • Leticia Saucedo, UC Davis School of Law, “The Role of the States in Constructing the Desired Immigrant"
  • Pratheepan Gulasekaram, Santa Clara Law, “Sanctuary Everywhere”

4:45 PM to 5:00 PM – Day End Closing RemarksRose Cuison-Villazor, UC Davis


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