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Oct 01

Immigration Enforcement at the Crossroads: Arizona v. Obama Administration

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The Obama Justice Department has launched an unprecedented legal assault on Arizona’s attempts to stem the tide of illegal immigration, filing at least three lawsuits against Arizona and other state officials and entities. Supporters of Arizona’s actions argue that the lawsuits not only ignore conditions on the ground in Arizona, but also will make them worse. Are Arizona’s actions justified and constitutional? Do they violate civil rights? Are the lawsuits filed by Justice driven by politics or legal considerations? And what effect will they have on federal enforcement and border security? To discuss the problems faced by officials in Arizona, we will have Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever, who is on the law enforcement frontlines every day in Arizona. Kris Kobach, former chief advisor on immigration law and border security at the U.S. Justice Department – and who helped draft Arizona’s law – will discuss the legal implications of the lawsuits along with Hans von Spakovsky, former Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at Justice.

More About the Speakers

Keynote Address by
Sheriff Larry A. Dever
Cochise County Sheriff, Arizona

Followed by a Panel Discussion with
Kris Kobach
Professor, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, and former Counsel to the Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice

Hans von Spakovsky
Senior Legal Fellow, Center for Legal & Judicial Studies, The Heritage Foundation

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Charles "Cully" Stimson Charles "Cully" Stimson

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