The Immigration Clinic of the University of Miami School of Law held a symposium, Immigration Law and Community, followed the next day by a training, Immigration Law and Deportation Defense: Intermediate and Advanced Topics, on October 29-30, 2010. The symposium addressed the themes of undocumented immigration and community, immigrant women, and Haiti and our Haitian community. Speakers and moderators included Hiroshi Motomura, Stephen Lee, David Abraham, Cheryl Little, Leti Volpp, Zanita Fenton, Ira J. Kurzban, and Irwin Stotzky.
The training was co-sponsored by Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center and National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild. It was geared towards immigration practitioners who practice in the area of deportation defense. Panels include strategies for challenging deportation based on crimes, judicial and administrative review, federal court updates, ethical issues in deportation defense, Padilla v. Kentucky and post-conviction relief, and motions to suppress/terminate. Speakers and moderators included Dan Kesselbrenner, Romy Lerner, Allison Kent, Rebecca Sharpless, Tania Galloni, Lucas Guttentag, Lisette Losada, Ira J. Kurzban, Debbie Smith, Mary Gundrum, and Andrew Stanton.
Law School Students Help Undocumented Immigrants in the Tampa Bay Times (March 14, 2013)
Free Legal Clinics for Deferred Action Applicants in the Orlando Sentinel (March 9, 2013)
Undocumented Residents Can Get Free Legal Help in Plant City in the Tampa Bay Times (March 9, 2013)
UM Law Students Help Undocumented Youths With Status on NBC6 (March 6, 2013)
Professor Rebecca Sharpless blogs on Chaidez case argued on November 1, 2012 before the U.S. Supreme Court
ACLU delivers a statement on behalf of several groups at UNHRC urging US government to refrain from deporting Haitians (July 4, 2012)
See photos of the Immigration Clinic in action on Flickr.
Immigration Clinic project team meet with officials at Krome Detention Center.
2L Alanna McCoy, delivered the clinic's presentation before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
2L Alex Vail conducts a phone briefing with a community group.