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4/19 in #DC: @ABAesq Press Briefing on New “Know Your Rights” Videos for Detainees

April 17, 2012

via Megan Mack, Director, Commission on Immigration, American Bar Association:

Dear Colleagues,

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 AmericaFlyers 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 immcenter@americanbar.org by next Tuesday, April 17 if you are able to attend. Thank you very much.

With best wishes,

Megan Mack

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.

 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:  immcenter@americanbar.org

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