Town Hall on President Trump’s Executive Orders: Information & Legal Analysis


    The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law will host a community forum Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 5:30 p.m. in Room 164 (Ares Auditorium) to discuss the legal and policy issues raised by the Executive Orders related to immigration and refugees. All are invited to attend.

    ***Immigration attorneys will be available after the event 7-9 p.m. for confidential legal consultations.***

    Topics will include:

    -Travel bans and limitations on students, scholars, and refugees
    -Interior enforcement orders impacting DACA students and their families
    -Sanctuary cities and campuses

    Speakers will provide brief overviews, followed by a panel of experts for Q&A.

    Panelists include: Roxana Bacon, Negar Katirai, David Marcus, Lynn Marcus, Toni Massaro, Nina Rabin, Andy Silverman, and Tarik Sultan

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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 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, (since Jan. 2013).


    1. Overflow crowd at this forum today in 2 other rooms at UA College of Law. John Nafar (father is Iranian immigrant) spoke first about their experience in America, like “winning the lottery”. Then Tarik Sultan (half Egyptian American) gave extensive overview of E.O. affecting non-immigrant & immigrants from 7 countries in Africa & Middle East. He has 2 clients affected (one w/ Syrian girlfriend, other w/ Persian husband). 2nd speaker Nina Rabin spoke of the E.O. “embracing public safety in the Interior of the U.S.”, saying that there is a new list of people under scrutiny — broader and committing “any crime” or as a “threat to public safety by ICE personnel”. She also said there is no clear definition of Sanctuary City. Then Lynn Marcus explained the E.O. re: border security and the Wall, needing $3.8 billion appropriation. “Expedited removal” of aliens is now strictly back in effect, so immigrants need to document if in country for 2 years (with help of U.S. Citizen friends).No need for hearings before deportation now. Then Roxy Bacon spoke about more practical advice — not to travel outside of country, safe international airports right now are Boston (Logan) and Seattle, don’t go to check points, have exit plan if less than 2 years in US. , if over 10 years, get an attorney to help w/ immigration issues. Afterwards people needing legal advice met with staff. Forum was live streamed:

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