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WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US AT OUR
2022 IMMIGRATION SYMPOSIUM:
FOREVER A NATION OF IMMIGRANTS

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2022
8:30 AM TO 4:30 PM CT
SAN FERNANDO HALL
231 W COMMERCE ST
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78205

Our Symposium's focus will be on the practical aspects of immigration law and the current policy debates surrounding the field. Our goal is to present a compelling CLE program for immigration and non-immigration practitioners alike, as well as to provide an engaging educational experience for current law students. This year's theme is "Forever a Nation of Immigrants."

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear a variety of notable immigration attorneys, leaders, and scholars speak on current issues within the field of immigration law in the United States.

Participants can earn 6.0 CLE participatory hours and 1.0 ethics hour. We are planning for an in-person event, COVID rates allowing.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN THROUGH FEB. 21 AT:
https://2022immigration.eventbrite.com


FEATURED SPEAKERS:

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Sonia Nazario
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist
“Enrique’s Journey: Traumas Immigrant Children Bring to the
Courtroom and How Lawyers Can Help"



Tino Gallegos
City of San Antonio Immigration Liaison
“Local Collaboration in Response to Afghan Refugees Arriving
in the Alamo City”



César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández
Gregory Williams Chair in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
and Law Professor
Ohio State University
“Bipartisan Detention, Due Process Contravention"



S. Deborah Kang
Associate Professor
University of Virginia
“Historians and Federal Defenders on the Racist Origins of the
Laws Criminalizing Undocumented Immigration”



Marisol Pérez
Partner
De Mott, McChesney, Curtright & Armendáriz
St. Mary's University School of Law Professor of Law
“A Conversation on the Ethical Implications of COVID-19
for Immigration Practitioners” panel



Diana Pliego
Policy Associate and Advocate
National Immigration Law Center
“Life as an Immigrant & Advocate”



Molly Roth
Assistant Federal Public Defender
“Historians and Federal Defenders on the Racist Origins of the
Laws Criminalizing Undocumented Immigration”



Kathrine Russell
Director of Removal Defense
RAICES
“A Conversation on the Ethical Implications of COVID-19
for Immigration Practitioners” panel



Erica B. Schommer
Clinical Professor of Law
St. Mary's University School of Law
“A Conversation on the Ethical Implications of COVID-19
for Immigration Practitioners” panel (moderator)



Sunil Varghese
Policy Director
International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP)
“Reflections on Humanitarian Immigration Pathways to the US
from Afghanistan"



Tahmina Watson
Immigration Attorney and Founder
Watson Immigration Law
“The Role of Lawyers During Immigration Crisis”



Edna Yang
Attorney at Law and Co-Executive Director
American Gateways
“A Conversation on the Ethical Implications of COVID-19
for Immigration Practitioners” panel



Registration fees include breakfast and lunch:

  • Attorney registration $115
  • Government Employees and Non-Attorney registration $75
  • Immigration volunteer registration $30
  • Student registration $20 (scholarships available for St. Mary's School of Law students only; please email lawscholar@stmarytx.edu from your St. Mary's email address telling us why you would like to attend)
  • St. Mary's School of Law faculty/staff and Scholar Volume 24 member registration is free
  • Press/media registration is free

REGISTER NOW THROUGH FEB. 21 AT:
https://2022immigration.eventbrite.com

This CLE event is pending approval by the State Bar of Texas for 6 CLE credit hours (including 1 hour of ethics).

For more information about the 2022 Immigration Symposium, please contact The Scholar at lawscholar@stmarytx.edu.

Our event is made possible through the generous sponsorship of Terry Bassham ('85) & Zulema Carrasco Bassham.