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Cruz to speak on panel about family detention

August 26, 2009

Evelyn Cruz, associate clinical professor and director of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law's Immigration Law & Policy Clinic, will speak on a panel organized by the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona next month.

The panel, which is scheduled for 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17, will be held in the ASU Language and Literature building, Room LL2. It will be held in conjunction with the screening of the documentary, "The Least of These: Family Detention in America." 

Cruz will be joined on the panel by Victoria Lopez, ACLU-AZ Immigration Rights Advocate, and Lindsay Marshall, an attorney with The Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project. The panel will be moderated by Paul Espinosa, a professor for ASU Transborder Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies.

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To attend, RSVP to Mary Lunetta at or (602) 650-1854, ext. 107.

Cruz teaches immigration law and comprehensive law practice and writes articles about immigration law, clinical education and therapeutic jurisprudence. She has co-authored several immigration law manuals used by immigration practitioners and pro-se detainees at Immigration Detention Centers throughout the country. Currently, she is working on ultinational/multidisciplinary approaches to solving the plight of unaccompanied immigrant minors.

The clinic she directs represents unaccompanied minors in immigration removal proceedings and received ASU's 2007 President's Medal for Social Embeddedness.

Judy Nichols,
(480) 727-7895
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law