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Cruz quoted in 'The Arizona Republic'


February 27, 2012

Clinical Professor Evelyn Cruz, director of the Immigration Law & Policy Clinic, recently was quoted in an Arizona Republic article, titled “Babeu may face new legal question over ex’s volunteer work.”

The Feb. 24 article reported that Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu may have aided the violation of federal immigration laws by allowing his ex-boyfriend, a Mexican national, to work on his campaign as a volunteer. Babeu also my have illegally accepted a campaign donation from him, according to the report.

“He possibly facilitated someone violating his visa,” Cruz said.

She said federal law prohibits employers from knowingly hiring unauthorized foreign workers. But Babeu would not have violated the federal employer-sanctions law if he did not pay Orozco any money or remuneration such as housing or services, the Republic reported.

Read the article here.

Cruz teaches Immigration Law and Comprehensive Law Practice, and 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.