ACS Event: Immigration Law

March 15, 2016

The American Constitutional Society hosted an event titled, "Immigration Law," by Professor Carolina Nunez on March 15, 2016. Professor Nunez spoke about issues facing immigration law and the U.S. Supreme Court's review of United States v. Texas
"The Supreme Court wants any undocumented children to have the right to education just as any other children in the U.S." Professor Nunez said. Many of these children have been able to go through the public education system but are limited on the colleges, degrees, and careers they can achieve. 
According to Professor Nunez, it was unfortunate the Dream Act did not pass for children without paperwork who were born in the U.S. because, "There was no system put in place to say you're a product of our American society; you can work or get a college education."
"I don't see immigration law as a way to kick people out but rather laws to regulate and facilitate the people who are coming in and out," Professor Nunez said. "There are a lot of people bringing value who we want to come in, and there are a few people we want to keep out."
Professor Nunez also talked about United States v. Texas,  the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans program, and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. She encouraged students to stay up to date with immigration law and issues by reading articles, watching the news, and researching, so they can advocate for these individuals.