November 22, 2016
Professors Raquel Aldana and Blake Nordahl were interviewed on Capital Public Radio's Insight program by host Beth Ruyak on Nov. 22, 2016 in a segment titled "McGeorge Immigration Clinic Prepares For Trump Administration." They spoke about the implications of a Trump administration on immigration and how California may choose to diverge from those policies. Topics ranged from Deferred Action to Sanctuary cities. Listen to the interview here.
The McGeorge Immigration Law Clinic has helped hundreds of families through service outreach events, including eight annual Immigration Fairs during which volunteers assisted community members with DACA and naturalization applications. The Clinic has represented immigrants from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nigeria, Egypt, the Philippines, Turkmenistan, and Russia.
Professor Aldana is a prolific legal scholar who joined the McGeorge faculty in 2009. She is the founder of the McGeorge Inter-American Program, an innovative project committed to educating bilingual and bicultural lawyers who wish to pursue a domestic or transnational career with a focus on U.S-Latin America relations. For over a decade, Aldana has organized service learning programs to involve law students in the representation of hundreds of immigrants seeking to become citizens or apply for other types of immigration relief. She has served as the Associate Dean of Faculty Scholarship at McGeorge since 2014.
Professor Nordahl is a California Certified Law Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law. He serves on the California State Bar's Advisory Law Commission for Immigration and Nationality Law, and is the current liaison between the Sacramento U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) field office, and the Board of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). A former attorney advisor with the Immigration Court in San Diego, Nordahl began supervising the McGeorge Immigration Law Clinic in 2009 where he has continued the clinic's strong history of representing disadvantaged immigrant clients. Under Nordahl's leadership, law students have a hands-on opportunity to provide informed and compassionate representation to clients pro bono. Read more...