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What Now? The Future of U.S. Immigration Law & Policy

Tuesday, February 14, 2017,

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  • Location: Vanderbilt Law School • 131 21st Ave South • Nashville, TN 37203
  • Room: Bennett Miller Room

Please join the Immigration Law Society as we welcome Nina Perales, vice president of litigation for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund as she discusses recent trends in and anticipated changes to immigration law and policy with the new administration.

Nina Perales supervises the legal staff and litigation docket in MALDEF's offices throughout the United States. Perales is best known for her work in voting rights, including redistricting and vote dilution cases. Her litigation has included successful statewide redistricting cases in Texas and Arizona as well as LULAC v. Perry, the Latino challenge to Texas 2003 congressional redistricting, which she led through trial and argued successfully in the U.S. Supreme Court. She also specializes in immigrants' rights litigation, including leading cases striking down anti-immigrant laws in Farmers Branch, Texas and recovering civil damages from violent vigilantes. Founded in 1968, MALDEF is the nation’s leading Latino legal civil rights organization. Often described as the “law firm of the Latino community”, MALDEF promotes social change through advocacy, communications, community education, and litigation in the areas of education, employment, immigrant rights, and political access.

This event is free and open to the public; lunch will be served. Co-sponsored by the International Law Society, Law Students for Social Justice, and La Alianza.

Visitors should park in the Terrace Place Garage, spaces 41-92, at the corner of 21st Ave. South and Terrace Place, or the Wesley Place Garage, spaces 52-170, at the corner of 21st Ave. South and Scarritt Place.  Parking costs range from $4.00 to $12.00 at these garages.  Both are within walking distance of the law school.