Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Getting From There To Here And Beyond – A St. Thomas University Distinguished Speaker Series

MIAMI GARDENS – On Thursday, October 17th at 12 Noon (Moot Courtroom), St. Thomas University School of Law will present its Distinguished Speaker Series featuring Hiroshi Motomura a Law Professor at UCLA School of Law. The event is free and open to the public to hear Professor Motomura speak on immigration.

Professor Motomura will discuss current immigration reform debates. He will examine and the connections among key topics that draw the most legislative attention – the DREAM Act, broad-scale legislation, enforcement, temporary workers, and reform of the lawful admission system – and he will also address the implications of these topics for U. S. immigration and citizenship beyond the current political and legislative moment.

Hiroshi Motomura is the Susan Westerberg Prager Professor of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His book, Americans In Waiting: The Lost Story of Immigration and Citizenship In The United States (Oxford), won the 2006 Professional and Scholarly Publishing Award from the Association of American Publishers as the year’s best book in Law and Legal Studies, and was chosen by the U.S. Department of State for its suggested reading list for Foreign Service Officers. He is a co-author of two casebooks – Immigration and Citizenship: Process and Policy, and Forced Migration: Law and Policy as well as numerous influential articles. Motomura’s most recent project is a book, Immigration Outside the Law (forthcoming Oxford 2014).

Professor Motomura has served as an immigration expert in the U. S. Congress, as co-counsel or a volunteer consultant in several significant federal court cases, and as a member of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Immigration. He is one of the co-founders and current directors of the Rocky Mountain Immigration Advocacy Network and also serves on the Board of Directors of the National Immigration Law Center. In the fall of 2008, he was an outside advisor to the Obama-Biden Transition Team’s working group on Immigration policy. Motomura has won several teaching awards and is one of just 26 law professors profiled in What the Best Law Professors Do (Havard 2013).

For more information on attending the speakers series at St. Thomas University School of Law contact Marc Alcero 305-623-2399.

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