4/19 in #DC: @ABAesq Press Briefing on New “Know Your Rights” Videos for Detainees
via Megan Mack, Director, Commission on Immigration, American Bar Association:
I am pleased to invite you to join ABA President Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III and ABA Commission on Immigration Chair Karen T. Grisez for an ABA Immigrant Rights Press Briefing on Thursday, April 19, 2012, 10:30-11:30 a.m., at Fried Frank LLP inWashington, D.C. The briefing will preview the ABA Know Your Rights video, a new educational video for the more than 400,000 men and women held in immigration detention facilities around the country each year. The briefing will also include a discussion of the ABA amicus brief in State of Arizona et al. v. United States of America. Flyers in English and Spanish for the briefing are attached, and information is also included below. The video, in English, Spanish, and French, will be available on our website after the briefing, at http://www.americanbar.org/immigration.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by next Tuesday, April 17 if you are able to attend. Thank you very much.
With best wishes,
IMMIGRANT RIGHTS PRESS BRIEFING
The ABA and its Commission on Immigration are pleased to invite you to a press briefing and preview of “Know Your Rights,” a new educational video for the more than 400,000 men and women held in immigration detention facilities around the country each year. Available in English, Spanish and French, the video replaces a decade-old version with new information to teach immigration detainees how to navigate the court system and what to expect as they await their day in court.
The briefing comes less than a week before the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral argument on April 25 in State of Arizona et al. v. United States of America. An author of the ABA’s amicus brief in the case will discuss the ABA’s position that implementation of the four enjoined provisions of Arizona SB 1070 would conflict with the federal system of statutes and regulations that are carried out by federal agencies and specialized courts.
- Date: Thursday, April 19
- Time: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
- Location: Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, 801 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006
Light refreshments will be served.
ABA President William T. (Bill) Robinson III will offer opening remarks and introduce the video.
Karen T. Grisez, Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP; Chair, ABA Commission on Immigration will lead a panel discussion of the video and be available to answer questions about the amicus brief.
Please RSVP by Tuesday, April 17: email@example.com