EVENT ADVISORY: From “Papers Please” to DREAM and TRUST: Understanding the New Immigration Federalism

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Contact: Crystal Patterson
Phone: 202.478.6350
Email: cpatterson@americanprogress.org

Washington, D.C. — On Monday, March 24, 2014, join the American Constitution Society and the Center for American Progress for a panel discussion about the potential of immigration federalism to promote pro-immigrant policies, and what the future of state and local action might be, with or without federal comprehensive reform.

In recent years, a wave of punitive state and local immigration laws went down to defeat in federal courts on the theory that, immigration policy being a national matter, they were preempted by federal law. Since 2012, there has been a proliferation of pro-immigrant state and local policies, such as measures limiting cooperation with federal immigration enforcement officials, and allowing immigrants, regardless of legal status, access to driver’s licenses, in-state college tuition, and professional licensing. Why did states and localities pass anti-immigrant laws in the first place, and what explains this shift to the positive? What are the legal theories and policy arguments being offered to support these efforts?

WHO:

Introduction:
Caroline Fredrickson, President, American Constitution Society for Law & Policy

Featured Speaker:
Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez (D-MD), Sponsor of the Maryland Law Enforcement TRUST Act

Panelists:
Kamal Essaheb, Immigration Policy Attorney, National Immigration Law Center
Pratheepan Gulasekaram, Associate Professor of Law, Santa Clara University
Lorella Praeli, Advocacy & Policy Director, United We Dream
Karthick Ramakrishnan, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of California, Riverside

Moderator:
Angela Maria Kelley, Vice President, Immigration Policy, Center for American Progress

WHEN:

March 24, 2014

12:30 p.m. ET – 2:00 p.m. ET

Space is extremely limited. RSVP required. 
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and not guaranteed.

Lunch will be served at 12:00PM; the program will begin at 12:30 PM.

WHERE: 

SEIU Headquarters

1800 Massachusetts Ave. NW

Washington, DC 20036

Nearest Metro: Closest Metro stop is Dupont Circle.

RSVP:

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