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“Immigration Policy from D.C. to Arizona and Back: A Guide to a New American Dilemma” with Prof. Hiroshi Motomura

Nov 4 @ 12:15 pm-2:00 pm

“Our immigration and citizenship laws define who ‘we’ are as Americans. A century and half ago, this nation fought a bloody civil war. That conflict established not only that all persons truly are created equal, but also that citizenship means national citizenship, and that no single region or state may decide who belongs as an American.”  —UCLA Prof. Hiroshi Motomura in The New York Times Hiroshi Motomura is a co-author of two immigration-related casebooks widely used in law school courses, and his many articles and essays are among the most frequently cited in the field.  His scholarship has generated many ideas that have shaped our understanding of immigration law and immigrants’ rights, and have made a difference in litigation and policymaking.  Professor Motomura’s comprehensive study of U.S. immigration policy, Americans in Waiting: The Lost Story of Immigration and Citizenship in the United States (Oxford University Press 2006), won the 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.  Professor Motomura has testified as an immigration expert in the U.S. Congress, and has served as co-counsel or a volunteer consultant in several cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and the federal appeals courts.  He has been a member of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Immigration, and is a co-founder and current director of the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN) based in Denver.  Most recently, he served as an Outside Advisor to the Obama-Biden Transition Team’s Working Group on Immigration Policy.  His current scholarly project is a book-length, comprehensive study of unauthorized migration to the United States, with the working title, Immigration Outside the Law, under contract with Oxford University Press. Before joining the UCLA faculty in 2008, Professor Motomura was a faculty member at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and before that at the University of Colorado, Boulder.  He has been a visiting professor at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan, the University of Michigan Law School, and UCLA.  He was the first Lloyd Cutler Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, and has served on the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina Press.  In 1997, he was named President’s Teaching Scholar, which is the highest teaching distinction at the University of Colorado, and he has won several other teaching awards, most recently the Distinguished Teaching Award for Post-Baccalaureate Instruction at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in 2008.Boxed lunch will be provided; RSVPs strongly encouraged**Guests are welcome to join us without an RSVP but lunches will be given priority to those with RSVPs.


Nov 4
12:15 pm-2:00 pm
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337 Charles E Young Dr East
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States