MEDIA ADVISORY: MUSLIM BAN TEACH-IN AT UM LAW

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. (January 30, 2017)  --  At 12:30 p.m. today, January 30, the University of Miami School of Law will hold a teach-in to discuss the scope and legality of President Trump’s executive order barring people from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States for 90 days, and shutting down the Syrian refugee program indefinitely.

Professor Muneer Ahmad, a human rights and immigration law professor at Yale, will join Miami Law immigration and constitutional professors for the discussion. Ahmad and his law students filed a nationwide class action lawsuit challenging the order. Rebecca Sharpless, director of the UM clinic and president of the South Florida Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, will introduce and moderate the discussion.
 
Miami Law’s Immigration Clinic is offering free and confidential legal aid to the UM community who are undocumented or are in Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals status.

Miami Law is located at 1311 Miller Drive on the Coral Gables campus. The teach-in will be held in room E352. There will be media availability following the teach-in. For more information, call Catharine Skipp at 305-773-5801 or cskipp@law.miami.edu