Religious Liberties as Basis for Sanctuary for Undocumented Immigrants
This colloquium examines the use of religious liberty rights to protect undocumented immigrants. Speakers include Professor Katherine Franke from Columbia Law School, Amy Gottlieb, Associate Regional Director of American Friends Service Committee, Jason Cortes, Associate Professor and Program Director, American Studies, Rutgers University, and Jorge Contesse, Associate Professor of Law, Rutgers Law School.
Providing "Sanctuary" for Families
In this Colloquium, speakers analyze how federal immigration laws and enforcement mechanisms separate immigrant families and examine ways that lawyers and advocates have sought to bring families together.
Speakers include Marco Castillo, an anthropologist and immigrant rights advocate and Professor Janice Gallagher (Asst. Professor, Political Science) discuss their project that bring families together through cultural programs. Discussants Prof. Randi Mandelbaum (Rutgers Law) and Erin Sweeny (former consular officer and current first year law student at Rutgers) offered legal and administrative context.
The Deception of Newark as a "Sanctuary City"
This discussion kicks off the CILPJ’s “Colloquium on Sanctuary,” which examines the legal, political, historical, cultural and economic meaning of the term “sanctuary.”
In this colloquium, Professor Whit Strub and Professor Mary Rizzo, both of the History Department, discusses how the presence of a detention center in Newark complicates the city’s self-declaration as a “sanctuary city.”