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Cruz to participate in immigration bill discussion


June 09, 2010

Evelyn Cruz, a Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Immigration Law & Policy Clinic at the College of Law, will participate in a discussion about Arizona’s tough new immigration bill which is scheduled to become law at the end of July.

Cruz will be involved in “The Cascading Effects of Arizona’s SB 1070: A Videoconference Research and Policy Discussion with NACTS and CISAN,” on

Wed., June 16. The event will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the ASU Decision Center for a Desert City, 21 E. 6th St., Conference Room 175, Suite 126B, in Tempe.

Arizona’s recently passed SB 1070 already has affected a complex set of phenomena for migrants, Latinos, local law enforcement agencies, residents of Arizona and neighboring states, and the U.S.-Mexico bi-national relationship, among others. This discussion on the main policy and research components and possible ramifications of the law is hosted by the North American Center for Transborder Studies at ASU and the Center for Research on North America (CISAN) at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

In addition to Cruz, speakers include:

• Silvia Núnez García, Director, CISAN, on diversity and social context, co-moderator
• Erik Lee, Associate Director, NACTS, on public policy, co-moderator
• Monica Verea, researcher, CISAN, on migration policy
• Ariadna Estevez, researcher, CISAN, on human rights
• Paz Consuelo Marquez Padilla, researcher, CISAN, on political philosophy
• Professor Marie Provine, ASU School of Social Transformation, on local immigration enforcement in the United States
• Assistant Professor Jaime Aguila, ASU Department of History, on the history of Mexican migration to the United States

Due to limited seating, RSVPs are requested at nactsevent@asu.edu. For more information contact Lee at erik.w.lee@asu.edu, or García at nugar@servidor.unam.mx.

Cruz teaches Immigration Law and Comprehensive Law Practice, and she directs the College’s Immigration Law & Policy Clinic, which represents unaccompanied minors in immigration removal proceedings and received the 2007 President’s Medal for Social Embeddedness at ASU. Professor Cruz writes articles about immigration law, clinical education and therapeutic jurisprudence, and has co-authored several immigration law manuals used by immigration practitioners and pro-se detainees at Immigration Detention Centers throughout the country.

Janie Magruder, Jane.Magruder@asu.edu
(480) 727-9052
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law