St. Thomas Law Professor Contributes Expertise to Immigration Issues

St. Thomas Law Professor Lauren Gilbert has been invited by the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Immigration and Nationality to participate in a panel discussion in New York on June 24, 2014, on “Intro 410.”  Intro 410 is a proposal before the New York City council that would allow noncitizens with legal status to vote in municipal New York City elections, such as for mayor, city counselor, borough president, etc.

Professor Gilbert has been asked to contribute her expertise regarding the full legal dimensions of immigrant integration as it pertains to noncitizen suffrage, which builds on her previous research on the Somalis in Lewiston and her current research on state and local efforts to integrate immigrants, both those legally here as well as noncitizens in unauthorized status.

In addition, Professor Gilbert’s article, Obama’s Ruby Slippers:  Enforcement Discretion in the Absence of Immigration Reform, 116 W. VA. L. REV. 255 (2013), has been selected for reprint in The Immigration and Nationality Law Review of the University of Cincinnati.

It is noteworthy to be selected for reprint in this particular journal as the Managing Attorney of the INLR was quoted saying that as a reprint journal, it “selects impressive written works that reflect the most pertinent immigration issues of the year.”


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