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New content update: Learn more about where Muslim Ban 3.0 stands, the new Preliminary Injunction blocking it, and how it's being challenged.
Join us in a timely and historical dive into the legal underpinning of the executive order, the bases upon which they can be challenged, and what we can learn from past executive order challenges. Our panelists are Johnathan Smith, Legal Director at Muslim Advocates, Bill Hing, Professor and Director of the Immigration and Deportation Defense Clinic at University of San Francisco, and Elica Vafaie, Staff Attorney with National Security and Civil Rights division of the Asian Law Caucus.
Moderated by Spencer Amdur, Staff Attorney ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project.
About the Speakers
Johnathan Smith is the Legal Director at Muslim Advocates. Before that, he served as senior counsel to the Assistant Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division and as a staff attorney for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund’s Economic Justice Practice.
Bill Hing is a Professor and Director of the Immigration and Deportation Defense Clinic at University of San Francisco. Before that, he was a Professor of Law and Asian American Studies and the director of law clinical programs at the University of California, Davis. Bill is also the founder and general counsel of the Immigrant Legal Resource Center in San Francisco, and also serves on the National Advisory Council of the Asian American Justice Center in Washington, D.C.
Elica Vafaie is Staff Attorney with National Security and Civil Rights division of the Asian Law Caucus. Her work focused on immigrant rights, national security, nonprofit capacity building, and cross-movement building. Prior to joining the Asian Law Caucus, Elica worked as the supervising attorney at the University of California Undocumented Legal Services Center and was the Project Director of the One Nation Initiative at the California Community Foundation in Los Angeles.