CLE materials for Immigration Law and Policy 2018 conference

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Thursday, February 8 Evening Keynote

Refugees and Asylum Seekers: Historical Context and Contemporary Issues in the Trump Era, Karen Musalo, Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, UC Hastings College of Law

Karen Musalo and Eunice Lee, “Seeking a Rational Approach to a Regional Refugee Crisis: Lessons from the Summer 2014 ‘Surge’ of Central American Women and Children at the US-Mexico Border,” Journal on Migration and Human Security, Vol. 5 No. 1 (2017) p. 137-179. 

Karen Musalo, “Personal Violence, Public Matter: Evolving Standards in Gender-Based Asylum Law” Harvard International Review Fall 2014/Spring (2015) p. 45-48.          



Friday, February 9

Session One — DACA, Mixed-Status Families, and Unaccompanied Minors

  • Xiomara Torres, Judge, Multnomah County Circuit Court
  • Lauren Heidbrink, Assistant Professor, California State University, Long Beach,
  • Marissa Zarate, Executive Director, Huerto de la Familia and former immigration attorney

State v. L.P.L.O., 280 Or. App. 292 (2016)

Oregon State Bar – Specific Standards for Representation in Juvenile Dependency Cases, June 23, 2017

2015 ORS 419B.100  Jurisdiction

Dept. of Human Services v. R.M.S., 280 Or App 807 (2016)

2015 ORS 109.751 Temporary emergency jurisdiction

Katie Becker, “Rescinding DACA: What That Means and What Comes Next,” Syracuse Law Review, September 12, 2017.    

Anil Kalhan, “Deferred Action, Supervised Enforcement Discretion, and the Rule of Law Basis for Executive Action on Immigration,” 63 UCLA Law Review 58 (2015).

Ming Chen, “Beyond Legality: The Legitimacy of Executive Action in Immigration Law,” 66 Syracuse Law Review 87 (2016).

Marisa Bono, “When a Rose Is Not a Rose: DACA, the DREAM Act, and the Need For More Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” 40 Thurgood Marshall Law Review 194 (2015)

Lauren Heidbrink, “Assessing Parental Fitness and Care for Unaccompanied Children,” Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 3, Issue 4 (2017) p. 37-52.

Lauren Heidbrink, “Criminal Alien or Humanitarian Victim: The Social agency of migrant youth,” Children’s Legal Rights Journal, Vol. 33, Issue 1 (2013) p. 133-190.       


Session Two — Language and Interpretation Services in the Courts

  • Hon. Manuel Covarrubias, Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Ventura
  • Kelly Mills, Program Manager, Oregon Judicial Department Court Language Access Services

“Strategic Plan for Language Access in the California Courts, Executive Summary,” California Judicial Branch (2015).

“Language Barriers to Justice in California,” A Report of the California Commission on Access to Justice (September 2005).

Oregon Judicial Department Best Practices for Working with Interpreters (2016).

Oregon Judicial Department Office of the State Court Administrator, Judicial Bench Card (2016).

Oregon Judicial Department Fact Sheet: “The Case for Court Interpreting.” 


Session Three – Representing Immigrants Accused of Crimes, Joseph Justin Rollin, Co-director of the Immigrant Rights Project and Staff Attorney for the Oregon Justice Resource Center

Dan Kesselbrenner and Sejal Zota, “Practice Advisory: Remedies to DHS Enforcement at Courthouses and Other Protected Locations,” National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (April 2017).

“Legal Issues with Immigration Detainers,” Immigrant Legal Resource Center (November 2016).

Roberto Morales Diaz v. State of Iowa, Supreme Court of Iowa No. 15-0862 (June 09, 2017).

Session FourDetention and Deportation

  • Mathew Coleman, Associate Professor, Ohio State University
  • Tobin Hansen, Wayne Morse Graduate Research Fellow (UO Anthropology)
  • Juliet Stumpf, Professor, Lewis & Clark Law School

Inés Valdez, Mat Coleman & Amna Akbar, “Missing in action: practice, paralegality, and the nature of immigration enforcement,” Citizenship Studies (2017) p. 547-569.

Mat Coleman and Angela Stuesse, “The Disappearing State and the Quasi-Event of Immigration Control,” Antipode, Volume 48, Issue 3, June 2016. 

Matt Coleman, “State Power in Blue,” Political Geography, 51 (2016) p. 76–86   

Daniel Kanstroom, “Deportation, Social Control, and Punishment: Some Thoughts About Why Hard Laws Make Bad Cases,” Harvard Law Review, Vol. 113 (2000) p. 1890-1935.

Juliet Stumpf, “The Crimmigration Crisis: Immigrants, Crime, and Sovereign Power,” American University Law Review, Vol. 56, Issue 2 (2006) p. 367-419.     

Juliet Stumpf, et. al. “Understanding ‘Sanctuary Cities,” Boston College Law Review, Vol. 58 (2018 forthcoming).


Session Five Roundtable: Future Directions for Immigration Law and Policy

  • Lynn Stephen, Professor and Founder of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, University of Oregon
  • Tanya Golash-Boza, Professor, University of California, Merced
  • Dan Tichenor, Philip H. Knight Chair of Social Science, University of Oregon, and Senior Scholar, Wayne Morse Center


Lynn Stephen, “Creating Pre-Emptive Suspects: National Security, Border Defense and U.S. Immigration Policy, 1980-present,” Latin American Perspectives, March 2017. 

Lynn Stephen, “Mexico, Immigration, and Trump: Towards Transborder Thinking,”Konturen, Vol. 9 (2017) p 13-27.

Tanya Golash-Boza, “The Parallels Between Mass Incarceration and Mass Deportation: An Intersectional Analysis of State Repression,” Journal of World-Systems Research, Vol. 22, No 2 (2016).

Daniel J. Tichenor, “The Overwhelming Barriers to Successful Immigration Reform,” The Atlantic May 25, 2016.