Judicial Review in Immigration Law
Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Time: 11:30 AM EDT 

The United States’s marketing message as a land of opportunity relies upon the ideal that it is an inclusive nation embracing immigrants from the world over who want to improve their lives. However, the ideal stands in stark contrast to the nation’s long history of discrimination against immigrants on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, and wealth. From the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 to President Trump’s travel ban upheld by the Supreme Court in Trump v. Hawaii, the U.S. immigration system has been designed and enforced to restrict the admission of noncitizens from the developing world. Thoughout history, and to the present, xenophobia and racism have indelibly influenced our immigration system. Yet, even as the criminal legal system has come under criticism for its systemic racism, immigration laws have largely escaped comparable critiques. This webinar explores how restrictions on judicial review in immigration cases have helped to perpetuate racism in immigration laws and their enforcement. More broadly, we discuss how to prepare students to understand and challenge racial injustice in immigration law and to use the law as a tool to advance racial social justice.
Featured Speakers
Bill Hing,
Director of the Immigration and Deportation Defense Clinic, and Dean's Circle Scholar
University of San Francisco School of Law
Jennifer Chacón,
Professor of Law
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Kevin Johnson,
Dean and Mabie-Apallas Professor of Public Interest Law and Chicana/o Studies
University of California, Irvine School of Law

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