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WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US AT OUR 2019 IMMIGRATION SYMPOSIUM:
FIGHTING TO KEEP FAMILIES TOGETHER
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2019
8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

PEARL STABLE, 307 PEARL PARKWAY, SAN ANTONIO, TX 78215

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN AT:
https://form.jotform.com/82746562434159

Our Symposium's focus will be on the practical aspects of immigration law and the current policy debates surrounding the field, specifically family-based immigration. 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.

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. Confirmed speakers include:


Sarnata Reynolds, Policy Lead on Humanitarian Campaigning and Global Displacement and Migration, Oxfam International (Special Guest Speaker)


The Honorable A. Ashley Tabaddor, President, National Association of Immigration Judges


Kathrine Russell, Attorney, RAICES


Malou Chávez, Deputy Director, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project


Erica Schommer, Clinical Associate Professor of Law, St. Mary's University School of Law


Yessenia Medrano, Staff Attorney (Family Services), Northwest Immigrant Rights Project


Silky Shah, Executive Director, Detention Watch Network


Marisol Pérez, Attorney at Law, De Mott, McChesney, Curtright & Armendáriz, LLP


Manoj Govindaiah, Director of Family Detention, RAICES


Shalyn Fluharty, Special Project Director, Dilley Family Detention Project, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc.

This CLE event has been approved by the State Bar of Texas for 6.5 CLE credit hours (including 1 hour of ethics).

Registration is now open and available through February 22 (walk-ins accepted):

  • Attorney early bird registration $100 (October-December 1, 2018)
  • Attorney regular registration $115 (December 2, 2018-February 22, 2019)
  • Non-attorney and government employee registration $75
  • Immigration volunteer registration $30
  • Student registration $20 (scholarships available; please apply on registration form)
  • St. Mary's School of Law faculty/staff and Scholar member registration Free

Breakfast and lunch are included. Catering by Heavenly Gourmet.

Register by clicking here: https://form.jotform.com/82746562434159

FREE PRE-SYMPOSIUM EVENT ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2019

"Building a Lifeline: A Proposed Global Platform and Responsibility Sharing Model for the Global Compact on Refugees"
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
St. Mary's University School of Law
Sarita Kenedy East Law Library, Law Alumni Room
One Camino Santa Maria, San Antonio, TX 78228
Pre-Symposium Event Free and Open to the Public

At this special pre-Immigration Symposium event, Special Guest Speaker Sarnata Reynolds will present on campus about her Scholar article titled "Building a Lifeline: A Proposed Global Platform and Responsibility Sharing Model for the Global Compact on Refugees." This article is being used in part by the United Nations General Assembly as a model for supporting refugee protections. Parking available in Lots D and T.

For more information about the Pre-Symposium talk or the 2019 Immigration Symposium, please contact Pilar Martinez, Symposium Editor, at pmartinez46@mail.stmarytx.edu or 206-535-4053.