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Legal Expert Addresses Immigration in Midst of Heated Election

Published: November 07, 2016 | Author: Bryan Paul | Category: Special Events

Anne GreerIn the midst of a heated election cycle, where serious questions are being raised about U.S. immigration policy, SUU enthusiastically welcomes Anne Greer, legal expert and member of the U.S. Justice Department’s Board of Immigration Appeals, to address the long and complicated history of immigration in the United States.  This special event marks the end of the Fall 2016 Convocations season and will occur on Thursday, November 10 at 11:30 a.m. in the Gilbert Great Hall of the Hunter Conference Center.  As with all of SUU’s convocations, this event is free and open to the general public.

"We are delighted to welcome Anne Greer to SUU,” said Professor Doug Bennett, chair of the Department of Political Science & Criminal Justice.  “Widely respected by colleagues on both sides of the political aisle, Ms. Greer is an experienced professional with deep knowledge of the complex issues surrounding immigration and naturalization.  Her insights couldn’t be more timely.”

In 2008, U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey appointed Ms. Greer as a member of the Justice Department’s Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), the highest administrative body for interpreting and applying U.S. immigration law.  Greer concurrently serves as adjunct professor of law at George Mason University School of Law.  She has taught on immigration law since 1996.  Previously, Greer served as an Assistant Chief Immigration Judge from 2003 to 2008 and in various capacities as an attorney with the BIA from 1992 to 2003.  Upon receiving her bachelor’s degree from Allegheny College, Greer successfully obtained her juris doctorate from George Mason University School of Law.  She is currently a member of the Virginia and District of Columbia bars.

“Anne Greer’s extensive experience in immigration law will offer refreshingly astute perspective on a major national issue and serve to further inform everyone coming out of Election Day,” said Dr. Danielle Dubrasky, director of SUU Convocations.

Immediately following the convocation, SUU's Women and Gender Studies program will host a conference on “Immigration and Intersectionality,” featuring Dr. Mary Romero, professor of Justice Studies and Social Inquiry at Arizona State University.  Also an affiliate of Women and Gender Studies, Asian Pacific American Studies, and African and African American Studies, Dr. Romero will deliver a keynote address entitled “Hidden Costs and Privileges of Paid Care Work as an Immigrant,” leading into an interdisciplinary panel of SUU faculty and students on immigration and intersectionality.  The keynote address will take place from 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. in the Gilbert Great Hall, with the interdisciplinary panel happening thereafter in the same venue.  This event is also free and open to the public.

As the Fall 2016 season draws to a close, SUU Convocations wishes to express sincere gratitude to all of the campus and community members who have helped to make this series a worthwhile success.  Information on the Spring 2017 season is forthcoming.

Contact Information:
Danielle Dubrasky
435-865-8138
dubrasky@suu.edu