ALLUNY’s 2018 Spring Institute

Friday, April 27, 2018
Syracuse, NY

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Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor: Or Not

The United States has always been referred to as a “melting pot” and for good reason. Historically, we have been a welcome port for immigrants fleeing war zones, poverty, famine, and religious or political persecution. We have also been a haven for both established scholars and young people seeking world-class educations.

We all know or come into contact every day with non-US citizens. People who have come to this country to embrace the principles of freedom that the United States represents. They may be our instructors or students, our supervisors or staff, the bus driver, the physician, our neighbors, our colleagues.

Current and developing policies are threatening to change the principles of our founding fathers and what has made this country diverse and worldly.

How can we, as professionals (librarians, attorneys, counselors, etc.) help? We can provide services to these individuals in a variety of forms such as guidance with legal issues or referrals for needed services. We can prepare bibliographies for resettlement groups and assist with public meetings, to name just a few. With knowledge and familiarity of the issues faced daily by immigrants and refugees, our ability to assist increases.

Please join our speakers Prof. Rick Su, University at Buffalo School of Law, Ms. Wedade Abdallah, Director, Immigration Unit, Legal Aid Society of Rochester, Profs. Sarah Lamdan and Yasmin Sokkar Harker, CUNY and Ms.Felicia Castricone, Director, Refugee Resettlement Program, Catholic Charities of Onondaga County, for a day-long symposium of the latest developments in immigration law including refugee assistance, sanctuary cities, the border wall, ICE vetting software and more.

Friday April 27, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Syracuse University College of Law Library MacNaughton Collaboratory, Room 130

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