The event was hosted by the Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS), Cabrini Center for Immigrant Legal Assistance of Catholic Charities of Galveston-Houston, the Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative, and the South Texas College of Law Houston.
This panel covered the defense of persons in detention and in removal proceedings. Panelists discussed how organized communities can assert and defend their rights, how to establish coordinated removal defense projects, and whole-of-community responses to the threat of removal.
Moderator: Rosemary Vega, Supervising Clinical Attorney of the Immigration Clinic, University of Houston Law Center
Vanessa Esparza-López, Managing Attorney, National Immigrant Justice Center
Bob Libal, Executive Director, Grassroots Leadership
Randolph P. McGrorty, Executive Director, Catholic Legal Services, Archdiocese of Miami
Patricia Ortiz, Program Director, Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project
More information at https://cmsny.org/event/2017-due-process-conference/