DREAM Act, Latinos in the Military, Secure Communities/287(g) Policies, and Latino Prison Population on Tap at _ Event

ABA Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities, Los Angeles Hearing July 12

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 6, 2011 — Local and national Latino leaders, activists and advocates will convene in Los Angeles for the _ Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities hearing, July 12, at the University of California School of Law. Testimonies from this hearing — the last of six regional meetings — will be used to develop policy recommendations on legal issues affecting Latinos across the country.

UCLA School of Law Dean Rachel F. Moran will provide opening remarks.

Moran will be joined by commission members from across the country and commission Chair Cesar L. Alvarez to hear testimony from witnesses including Capt. David C. Iglesias, JAGC, U.S. Navy, and prosecutor, Office of Military Prosecutions; Marcia Davalos, director of Regional Networks, Latino Coalition for a Healthy Los Angeles; Peter Eliasberg, supervising attorney, and Esther Lim, project coordinator, Jails Project, ACLU of Southern California; and Alex Nogales, president and CEO, National Hispanic Media Coalition.

WHO:               ABA Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities

Regional hearing on the state of Latinos in the United States

Topics include:

  • DREAM (Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors) Act
  • Latinos in the media
  • Latinos in the military
  • Latino farmers and service workers
  • Secure communities
  • Latino prison population in the Los Angeles county jail
  • Juvenile justice
  • Latino access to health care
  • Human trafficking
  • Latina economic independence

July 12
9 a.m. — 1:30 p.m.

University of California School of Law
385 Charles E. Young Drive, East 1242 Law Building
Los Angeles

This event is free and open to members of the press. For further schedule details, a list of confirmed panelists or to request an interview, please contact Alexandra Buller at or 202/662-1508.

With nearly 400,000 members, the _ is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world.  As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

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Comments (1)

  • veronica melton
    7:05 PM July 8, 2011

    I would like to know if the seminar for ABA Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights will be video taped and available to see. I presently work at the State Bar of Nevada and I am very interested in seeing this seminar. Could you provide more information? Cordially Yours,
    Veronica Melton