ISAP Director Liz Jordan ’06 Speaks on Legal Challenges to Immigration Detention and Deportations
26 MARCH 2020 | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED.
After graduating from Yale with a BA in Political Science and Latin American Studies, Liz Jordan ’06 conducted human rights research in Madrid, Spain as a Fulbright Scholar. After graduating from NYU School of Law summa cum laude, she worked first as a Fellow with the Capital Appeals Project in Louisiana, where she represented capital defendants on appeal. She then represented immigrant children facing deportation in New York with The Door’s Legal Services Center. In 2017, Liz became the first CREEC (Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center) fellow, and based on her successful court cases, the non-profit organization created the Immigration Detention Accountability Project with her as director.
Involved in several high-impact legal challenges to immigration detention and deportations, she is in a position to let Yalies know what is happening in the escalating immigration crisis. Liz will talk about the increased numbers of people in ICE detention in poor conditions of confinement, practices at the border, and restrictions on asylum, and cases challenging these practices. She will also address trends specific to Colorado, including the involvement of congressional representatives in more oversight of detention.
Thursday, March 26th, 5:30-7:00, Kilmer, Lane, & Newman LLP, Odd Fellows Hall, 1543 Champa Street, suite 400, Denver. Light refreshments.$5 fee payable by PayPal or by check sent to Colorado Yale Association, P.O. Box 911, Denver, CO 80201. RSVP to Stephanie Grilli: firstname.lastname@example.org