Student and Practitioner Perspectives on the Detention of Asylum Seekers in Dilley, Texas

Panelists will disucss family detention, the federal government's practice of detaining women and children who are fleeing dangerous conditions in their home contries and seeking asylum in the United States.

UCLA School of Law's David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy, Law Student for Immigrant Justice, and Prison Law & Policy Program present Student and Practitioner Perspectives on the Detention of Asylum Seekers in Dilley, Texas --

Moderated by Professor Ingrid Eagly, panelists will discuss family detention, the federal government's practice of detaining women and children who are fleeing dangerous conditions in their home countries and seeking asylum in the United States, and recent federal court litigation regarding family detention. Panelists will be Shalyn Fluharty, Managing Attorney at the Dilley Pro Bono Project and Director of Texas RioGrande Legal Aid's Family Detention Project and UCLA Law students, Heejin Hwang, Kelly Miller, and Sasha Novis, all of whom volunteered at a week-long pro bono trip to the South Texas Residential Center in Dilley, Texas this past summer. 

Cosponsored by UCLA School of Law's American Constitution Society, Criminal Justice Society, Critical Race Studies Program, and National Lawyers Guild. 

RSVP by the end of Wednesday, September 13.
Lunch will be provided.

Questions may be directed to Brenda Kim, Programs Coordinator of the Office of Public Interest Programs, at kimb@law.ucla.edu.