immigration

Let Families and Communities Seek Asylum Together

Article by CLLAS Executive Board Member and Founding Director, Lynn Stephen

Art at the border, Public Books

As of June 1, 2021, there were 1,306,772 backlogged cases in US Immigration Courts, with an average wait time of 938 days, or 2.56 years, according to the Syracuse University Trac immigration project. The nation with the largest number of cases is Guatemala, with 287,097, followed by Honduras, with 251,795. Among these pending immigration cases are a large number of asylum cases. What is asylum? Why would it take so long? Why would Guatemala and Honduras top the list? And can we rethink what asylum is?

To read more, please find this piece on Public Books.

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Monday, July 12th, 2021 Immigration, Uncategorized No Comments

Trump, Immigration, and the Constitution

February 2, 2018
12:00 pmto1:20 pm

146 HEDCO
1655 Alder St.
UO campus

Trump, Immigration, and the Constitution

Robert McWhirter is a constitutional and immigration lawyer and will be guest presenting in a class. The classroom will hold another 20-30 people if you’d like to attend. 
 
An award-winning, internationally recognized speaker and author on trial advocacy, immigration law, and the history of The Bill of Rights, Robert McWhirter is a certified Specialist in Criminal Law with the State Bar of Arizona and first chair qualified to defend capital cases by the Arizona Supreme Court. Fluent in Spanish, McWhirter has extensively taught comparative criminal procedure and trial advocacy in Latin America. In 2010-11, he served in El Salvador, administering an $11M USAID project to reform the justice system, overseeing programs and trainings for the Salvadoran courts, police, prosecutors and public defenders. McWhirter’s previously published book, The Criminal Lawyer’s Guide To Immigration Law: Questions and Answers (ABA, 2006), was extensively quoted in 2010 by Justice Alito in Padilla vs. Kentucky. Mr. McWhirter is currently in private practice doing criminal defense. He is also the author of Bills, Quills, and Stills: An Annotated, Illustrated, and Illuminated History of the Bill of Rights (Paperback).

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Monday, January 1st, 2018 Events, Human Rights, Public Policy No Comments

CLLAS graduate student grantee Tobin Hansen had a productive year

Tobin Hansen, doing research in the field.

Each year, CLLAS asks its graduate student research grant recipients to report back on the impact of their CLLAS grants, letting us know what awards and additional grants they won, what papers they’ve published, and so on. Here is a report from 2016-17 grantee Tobin Hansen, a PhD candidate in anthropology.

INVITED CHAPTER

2017 Hansen, Tobin. (Forthcoming). “‘Criminal Alien’ Arrests, Detentions, and Deportations: Child Migrants’ Social Citizenship and the Right to Presence in the United States.” In Boehm, D. A. & Terrio, S. J. (Eds.), Il/legal Encounters: Migration, Detention, and Deportation in the Lives of Young People. New York: New York University Press. › Continue reading

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Immigration Policy and Coalition-Building in the Age of Trump

April 11, 2017
12:00 pmto1:30 pm

145 EMU
Erb Memorial Union
1222 E. 13th Ave.
University of Oregon

Panel Discussion: “Immigration Policy and Coalition-Building in the Age of Trump.”

Panelists will discuss updates on immigration policy from their perspective and discuss strategies for coalition-building locally and nationally to protect immigrant communities.

Panelists include: Larry Kleinman, Director of National Initiatives for CAPACES Leadership Institute; State Representative Diego Hernandez; Roberta Phillip-Robbins, J.D., Executive director of MRG Foundation; and Guadalupe Quinn,  Group Latino de Accion Directa de Lane County.

Moderated by Dan Tichenor, Professor in the Department of Political Science and Senior Faculty Fellow with the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics.

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Sunday, January 1st, 2017 Events, Human Rights, Public Policy No Comments

Dan Tichenor discusses immigration on new radio program

Daniel Tichenor

Daniel Tichenor

September 19, 2016—“UO political scientist Dan Tichenor recently kicked off a new radio program focusing on university research, speaking for almost a half hour on the history of immigration debates in the United States.

“Tichenor, the Philip H. Knight Chair of Political Science at the UO, appeared on the Jefferson Public Radio show CURIOUS/Research Meets Radio. He discussed the history of immigration law. › Continue reading

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