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Friday, November 2 • 8:30am - 10:00am
New Age of Immigration: Impact on Communities of Color [RJ]

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The landscape of immigration is in flux. Immigrant communities of color are disproportionately affected by changes to immigration. Experts will provide an overview on how immigrants come to and can remain in the United States and will discuss the administration’s current enforcement efforts, including the abolition of DACA and TPS, the presence of ICE in courthouses, arrests of immigrants at ICE check-ins, and the travel ban. Advocates will learn how the current policies affect immigrants of color.


Tanya Douglas

Director, Disability Advocacy Project & Coordinator, Veterans Justice Project, Legal Services NYC
Tanya Douglas is the director of the Disability Advocacy Project (DAP) and Veterans Justice Project coordinator at Manhattan Legal Services (MLS), a program of Legal Services NYC (LSNYC). Tanya is a graduate of Cornell University and Cornell Law School an

Nana Gyamfi

Black Alliance for Justice, Board Member
Nana Gyamfi is a human rights and criminal defense attorney, an adjunct professor in the Pan African Studies Department at California State University Los Angeles, the host of the radio show and podcast “Conversations On the Way: The Asafo Edition," and an organizer and activist... Read More →
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Joann Lee

Special Counsel on Language Justice, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
Joann Lee is special counsel on language justice at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA). Joann has provided direct legal services to Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in the Los Angeles area at LAFLA since 2000. Bilingual in Korean and English, Joann has... Read More →

Friday November 2, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am CDT
Woodway II