The Crimmigration Law Lecture Series continues at the University of Denver on Tuesday, April 19. Having covered race’s role in the development of crimmigration law when we launched the lecture series in March, this time around we will be focusing on detention. Joining us will be Jennifer Chacón from the University of California, Irvine School of Law and Mariela Olivares from Howard University School of Law.
As readers of crImmigration.com know all too well, confinement has long been a core feature of United States immigration law enforcement. This iteration of the year-long Crimmigration Law Lecture Series brings the scholar who first questioned whether immigration detention must be viewed as an inevitable feature of immigration law enforcement, Chacón, to the University of Denver alongside a scholar who applies critical race theory to the peculiar role of private prison corporations in immigration detention, Olivares, and in her most recent work has taken a long step toward answering the question that Chacón posed by turning to race’s ugly presence in the commodification of immigrant bondage.
Along with my co-organizer and colleague Chris Lasch, I invite you to attend. Chacón will speak at noon in the Ricketson Law Building Room 165. Her talk will be livestreamed here. Olivares will speak at 5:30 in Sturm Hall Room 251. One hour of CLE credit is available to Colorado attorneys who attend the 5:30 session. Thanks to generous support from the DU Latino Center, Rocky Mountain Collective on Race, Place, and Law, and the Center for Multicultural Excellence, both events are free and open to the public.