Immigration Enforcement: Laws and "Outlaws"

Northern Illinois University College of Law hosted its first symposium on immigration and homeland security law, entitled Immigration Enforcement: Laws and "Outlaws," on Thursday, March 3, 2011 at the NIU College of Law in the Francis X. Riley Courtroom.

The symposium opened with welcoming remarks from Dean Jennifer Rosato and Professor Lorraine Schmall, who chaired the symposium's organizing committee.  The distinguished panel of speakers included Lt. Col. Margaret Stock, University of Alaska Anchorage; Professor G. Jack Chin, University of Arizona; Professor Celeste Gonzalez de Bustamante, University of Arizona; and Professor Bridget Kessler, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. 

The event concluded with an extended panel discussion open to the symposium audience and moderated by NIU Law Professor Guadalupe Luna. Following the symposium, the College of Law hosted a luncheon in the Thurgood Marshall Gallery.

Professor Guadalupe Luna and the full Immigration Law Symposium panel.

Lt. Col. Margaret Stock

Lieutenant Colonel Stock spoke on "The Constitution, the Fourteenth Amendment, and Birthright Citizenship: Modern Challenges to a Longstanding Rule.”

Professor G. Jack Chin

Professor Chin spoke on “Arizona’s SB1070 and Immigration Enforcement.”

Professor Celeste Gonzalez de Bustamante

Professor Gonzalez de Bustamante spoke on “Media Coverage of Immigration and the U.S.-Mexico Border: Historical Continuities and Contemporary Challenges.”

Professor Bridget Kessler

Professor Kessler spoke on “How the ICE ‘Secure Communities’ Program is Changing the Face of State Involvement in Federal Immigration Enforcement.”