Professor Ingrid Eagly to Moderate American Bar Association Panel Discussion on Immigration Detention of Children and Families

September 14, 2015 – Professor Ingrid Eagly will serve as moderator for an American Bar Association panel discussion, “Family Detention at a Crossroads: Will the U.S. Government Persist or Desist?,” to be held on Wednesday, September 16th at 3:30 p.m. at the UCLA School of Law, East Room #1447.  The event is free and open to the public. 

Professor Eagly will moderate a panel discussion offered by immigration legal experts, who will explore the protections governing the treatment of immigrant children detained by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  Panelists will include Denise L. Gillman, director of the Immigration Clinic at the University of Texas Law School; Carlos Holguín, general counsel for the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law; and David Lash, managing counsel for pro bono and public interest services at O’Melveny & Meyers LLP. 

Panelists will address the California federal court ruling in Flores v. Lynch, which ruled that a 1997 court-ordered settlement governing the treatment of detained unaccompanied immigrant children also applies to those children who are held and accompanied by a parent. 

For additional information, please contact:  Maria Gutierrez at (202) 662-1091 or Maria.Gutierrez@americanbar.org

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