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Understanding Immigration: Where We Are, How We Got Here, and the Impact on Minnesota’s Justice System

  • Minnesota Judicial Center, Room 230 24 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard Saint Paul, MN, 55155 United States (map)

Presenter: Michele Garnett McKenzie is deputy director at The Advocates for Human Rights. She leads the organization's research, education, and advocacy team and is responsible for advocacy on The Advocates' domestic priority issues, including migration and human trafficking. She joined the staff of The Advocates in 1999 as an attorney representing asylum seekers and detained immigrants. She later managed the asylum, detention, and walk-in clinic projects in addition to policy advocacy relating to immigration.

Description: Minnesota’s immigrant population has tripled since 1990. Today nearly 460,000 Minnesotans were born outside the U.S. – including an estimated 90,000 undocumented Minnesotans – and 1 in 6 Minnesota children have at least one immigrant parent. The CLE will explore the federal law which governs the admission and expulsion of refugees and immigrants and identify how federal immigration policy impacts Minnesota’s justice system.

One standard credit will be applied for. 

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