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Marie Provine (Arizona State University) will present a colloquium talk, Toward a Right of Repose for Settled Immigrants

Event Date: 
Thursday, November 1, 2012

Marie Provine (Arizona State University) will present a colloquium talk, Toward a Right of Repose for Settled Immigrants
4:30-6:00 PM, Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway (SBSG), room 1517

Abstract: Immigration law currently offers no guarantees for immigrants who have settled among us. Those who lack legal status have no right to avoid removal, no matter how long they have resided in the U.S. Legal permanent residents, regardless of the time they have lived here, are vulnerable to deportation for whatever crimes Congress chooses to specify. Professor Provine will examine, with a critical eye, the legal foundation for the current virtually unlimited federal deportation power. She will then argue that we can envision a right to remain built on the basis of our own legal system, our fundamental values, and our legal experience.

This event is taking place in conjunction with the Immigration Research Colloquium course taught by Professors Jennifer Chacon, Stephen Lee, Sameer Ashar, and Susan Coutin.