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March 29, 2007

Law Student Organizations to Host Immigration Debate, April 5

AUSTIN, Texas–On Thursday, April 5, a panel of state legislators will discuss immigration bills proposed in the Texas House of Representatives this session. The event will be held in the Law School Jeffers Courtroom, 3.140, from 4:00 until 5:30 p.m.

The panel will include Senator Eliot Shapleigh and Representatives Garnet Coleman, Juan Escobar, Pete Gallego, and Eddie Rodriguez discussing the current “hot button” immigration issues and the arguments on both sides of these issues, the specific challenges faced by Texas relating to immigration, as well as the impact of federal immigration policy on the State of Texas. A question and answer session will follow.

Free and open to the public, this presentation is sponsored by the student chapter of the US/Mexico Bar Association, the Human Rights Law Society, the Chicano/Hispanic Law Students Association, the LBJ School’s Public Affairs Alliance for Communities of Color and the Progressive Collective, and the Center for Mexican American Studies at UT-Austin.

For more information contact Terry Schuster at