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January 25, 2010

Dean Margie Paris to Moderate Panel on Immigration Reform Tonight

Oregon Law Dean Margie Paris will moderate a panel discussion focusing on the upcoming debate in Congress over passing fundamental immigration reforms. “Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Political, Economic, and Historical Context” will take place from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 26, at the University of Oregon’s Living Learning Center Performance Hall. Dean Margie Paris

The event’s panelists will offer insights about the history of U.S. immigration policy and law, and explore how the past affects the current proposals for immigration reform, as well as the economic, political, and cultural ramifications of the various proposals. Topics for discussion will include: family reunification, border security, paths to citizenship/status regularization, raids/deportation; and connections will be made between the national and local contexts. Audience members will be able to pose questions to the panelists.

The discussion will feature the following speakers:

Margie Paris, Professor; Philip H. Knight Dean, UO School of Law (Moderator)

Francisco Lopez, Executive Director of Causa Oregon

Guadalupe Quinn, Eugene Organizer of Amigos Multicultural Services

Raquel Hecht, Immigration Attorney and Partner of the firm Hecht & Norman

Dr. Daniel HoSang, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science

Nick Fleury; M.P.A, M.C.R.P, Program Manager, UO Sustainable Cities Initiative.

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