DACA: Law & Policy/ Context & Impact panel discussion


    A Discussion and Q&A

    Monday, September 25, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
    Gallagher Theatre, Student Union Memorial Center

    “The UA James E. Rogers College of Law and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences cordially invite all students, faculty, staff and interested community members to an evening discussion of the current status and implications of the announced termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program. After a brief overview of DACA and what the recent announcement by the Trump Administration means for its future, faculty experts will provide legal and community context, and students will share their perspectives on the impact of the program’s termination on immigrant students and their families.

    Free Legal Consultations for Immigrant Students and their Families Available After the Event”

    Nina Rabin, Clinical Professor, UA James E. Rogers College of Law

    Anna Ochoa O’Leary, Associate Professor & Head, Department of Mexican American Studies, College of Social & Behavioral Sciences

    David Marcus, Professor, UA James E. Rogers College of Law
    Michelle Tèllez, Assistant Professor, Department of Mexican American Studies,
    College of Social & Behavioral Sciences
    Mical Alvarado Diaz – Program Coordinator at Keep Tucson Together Legal Clinic
    Guillermo Huerta – UA Junior, Psychology and Japanese Major; ScholarshipsA-Z Executive Team Leader
    Mira Patel – UA Junior, Economics; ISRC College Navigator
    Perla Rojas – UA Sophomore, Psychology major and Spanish minor; ISRC College Navigator


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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).


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