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Social Justice Monday: Refugee Law, Asylum Law, and Legal Challenges in 2019

JAN
14
Monday, Jan 14, 2019
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM PST
Room C5Map Location
This event does not require an RSVP.

The International Refugee Assistance Project presents

 Refugee Law, Asylum Law, and Legal Challenges in 2019

Monday, January 14, 2019

Noon – 12:50 p.m.

Sullivan Hall, Room C5

Soup Lunch Provided 

Please join Maggie Cheng from Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) as she provides an overview of refugee and asylum law along with how NWIRP has been heavily involved in protecting the rights of asylum seekers. NWIRP's legal services are critical to helping thousands of immigrants in Washington State navigate the complexities of the U.S. immigration system so they can apply for asylum or other forms of immigration protection. Without appropriate legal assistance, the men, women, and children served by NWIRP may be less likely to obtain legal immigration status, and more likely to be returned to a country where they face ill treatment, torture, or even death. Ms. Cheng will also discuss some of NWIRP’s major lawsuits and policy plans for the year as well as legal challenges we face in the new year.

Maggie Cheng is a staff attorney in the Asylum Unit at NWIRP's Seattle office. She is also the dedicated attorney for Northwest Health and Human Rights, a partnership between NWIRP, Harborview Medical Center, and Lutheran Community Services NW - Refugees Northwest to provide legal, medical, and mental health services to survivors of torture in Washington State. Prior to joining NWIRP, she was an Attorney Advisor with the U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, and law clerk with the Southern Poverty Law Center's Immigrant Justice Project. She earned her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and B.A. from the University of Chicago.

Social Justice Monday is an organized, weekly series hosted by the Access to Justice Institute in partnership with students, student organizations, and other departments across the law school. If you are interested in organizing a Social Justice Monday for the 2019-2020 academic year, please contact Abby Goldy at goldyabigail@seattleu.edu.