Attorney to lead colloquium on transgender migrants and asylum

November 8, 2010

Attorney Regina Jefferies will be the featured presenter in the next Justice and Social Inquiry Colloquium, to be held Nov. 10, in the Memorial Union, Ventana C, on ASU's Tempe campus. The focus of the colloquium is "Transgender Migrants, Asylum and Immigration Law."  Jefferies successfully argued two asylum cases in Federal Immigration Court recently and will share a hands-on perspective on this important area of human rights, organizing and litigation. She will be joined in the discussion by representatives of the Tucson-based organization Colibrí. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with light refreshments, followed by the discussion at 6 p.m. 

Jefferies is partner in the firm of Thomas & Jefferies and practices solely in the field of immigration and nationality law. She has extensive experience in family-based immigration, Federal court litigation and deportation defense. The firm works with individuals and families throughout the United States and abroad to find innovative solutions to complex immigration and nationality issues. Download Full Image

Previously, Jefferies was manager of the Immigration Services Program at Friendly House Inc., a non-profit, social services agency in Phoenix. Before joining Friendly House, Jefferies worked for the international firm of Littler Mendelson Global, focusing exclusively on employment-based immigration.

For additional information about Regina Jefferies’ visit, contact Alan Gomez, assistant professor in Justice and Social Inquiry in the School of Social Transformation, aeg">"> 

Maureen Roen

Director of Communications, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts


Women's Basketball defeats Fort Lewis College

November 8, 2010

Kali Bennett scored a game-high 14 points and Dymond Simon and Markisha Patterson added 11 points each as Arizona State defeated Fort Lewis College 89-56 in an exhibition contest played on Sunday at Wells Fargo Arena.

Both teams shot 45 percent for the game, however the Sun Devils capitalized on a 27-7 advantage on the offensive boards, which translated into 27 second-chance points. In addition, ASU scored 33 points on the Skyhawks' 27 turnovers. Download Full Image

The Sun Devils also helped their cause with a 6-of-11 performance (.545) from behind the arc.

Bennett, who made seven of her 11 field goal attempts, led ASU's strong rebounding effort, collecting eight boards while Becca Tobin and Kimberly Brandon added seven rebounds each.

ASU opened the game with a 20-7 run in the first 6:02 and never looked back on its way to a 28-point halftime lead.

A jumper by Simon gave ASU its largest lead of the game, 52-20, with 19:21 left in the game.

Thirty of ASU's 89 points were scored by players who were either injured in 2009-10 (Simon - 11 points and Patterson - 11 points) or are new to the program (freshman guard Adrianne Thomas - eight points). Simon saw her first action since suffering a knee injury in ASU's 2008-09 regular season finale at Stanford while Patterson, who was 3-4 from 3-point range on Sunday, used a medical redshirt last season after transferring to ASU from Central Arizona.

The Sun Devils open the regular season this Friday when they host Northern Arizona at 6:30 p.m. For tickets, contact the Sun Devil ticket office at 480-727-0000.