crImmigrationistas may be interested in a couple of interesting events happening this week, one in Washington, DC on Thursday and another in Austin on Friday.
On Thursday, Howard University School of Law will be hosting a symposium titled “Civil Rights at a Critical Juncture: Confronting Old Conflicts and New Challenges.” I’ll be speaking about immigration detention on a panel alongside immigration specialists Elizabeth Keyes (University of Baltimore), Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia (Penn State), and Alejandro Reyes (Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law). I’m very familiar with Elizabeth and Shoba’s work and am looking forward to hearing their thoughts on the state of immigration law. For my part, I’ll be discussing ways in which policymakers incentivize continued reliance and expansion of immigration detention. The symposium is free and open to the public.
The following day the University of Texas School of Law will be holding its 37th Annual Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law. Among the panels that day is one featuring my brother Carlos Moctezuma García and me discussing latest developments in crImmigration law. I’ll take a special look at recent Supreme Court decisions affecting the categorical and modified categorical approach.
If you’re in the area, I’d love to see blog readers at either of these events. And if you do make it, please say hello!