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  • Immigration law scholar speaking in Rochester today

  • A newly formed group, the Greater Rochester Coalition for Immigration Justice, has invited Dr.Paul Finkelman to come to Rochester to speak about the legal and historic framework for immigration reform.

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  • A newly formed group, the Greater Rochester Coalition for Immigration Justice, has invited Dr.Paul Finkelman to come to Rochester to speak about the legal and historic framework for immigration reform. His discussions will explore the origins and rationale for the 14th amendment and its relevancy to the discussion of immigration reform.
    Finkelman, an author of 25 books, and specialist in legal history, race and the law, is a renowned Constitutional law scholar. He’s also the President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy at Albany Law School.
    John Ghertner, affiliated with Migrant Support Services, says the goal of the two lectures is to educate the community about the current pressures facing immigrant communities, and further the conversation about the rights and liberties of immigrants.
    The Greater Rochester Coalition for Immigration Justice brings together multiple local groups, including Wayne Action for Racial Equality (WARE) and Migration Support Services. WARE works to protect civil rights and improve race relations, and Migrant Support Services focuses on supporting migrant farm workers in upstate New York.
    Co-sponsoring supporters of Finkelman’s appearance include the Rochester Committee on Latin America (ROCLA); The Interfaith Alliance of Rochester (TIAR); Sisters of Mercy; Sisters of St. Joseph; Presbytery of Genesee Valley, Metro Justice, League of Women Voters Rochester Metro Area, Rural and Migrant Ministry, New York Civil Liberties Union, Social Welfare Action Alliance/Rochester (SWAA) and Office of Social Policy & Research, Catholic Family Center.
    If you go
    WHAT
    Afternoon lecture “Who, What and Why: Immigrant issues in the news,” and evening lecture “Sustaining immigrants’ human rights in the 21st century”
    WHEN AND WHERE
    3 - 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 6, Basil Auditorium, Room 135, St.John Fisher College
    7:30 - 8:30 p.m., Thursday Oct. 6, R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center Conference Room, Monroe Community College
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