Leading immigration law scholar Peter Markowitz to discuss “Protecting Immigrant Communities in the Age of Trump,” February 13, 2017

Immigration law scholar Peter Markowitz will give a talk, “Protecting Immigrants Communities in the Age of Trump,” on Monday, February 13, 7:00pm, in Rockefeller Hall, room 300. This event is free and open to the public.

The lecture will explore the types of changes to immigration policy that President Trump and his appointees have espoused and the types of resistance that immigrant communities and local and state governments could employ in response. 

Markowitz is a law professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City and Founder and Director of the Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic. The clinic focuses on immigration enforcement issues and on local, state and national policy innovation, and provides deportation defense representation to individuals and represents community-based and national advocacy organizations on impact projects.  Markowitz and the clinic have received several awards, including the Daniel Levy Award for outstanding and innovative advocacy in the field of immigration. 

This event is sponsored by the Career Development & Pre-law Advising Offices, Africana Studies Program, American Studies Program, Campus Life/ALANA Center, International Studies Program, Latin American & Latino/a Studies Program, Philosophy Department, Political Science Department, Religion Department, Sociology Department, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, Office of the Dean of the Faculty. Office of the President, and the Transitions Program. 

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Posted by Office of Communications Tuesday, February 7, 2017