McGeorge School of Law

Executive Training on Immigration Rights and Resources: Federal, State and Local

Approximately one in four California residents-totaling 10 million-- are immigrants. Nearly half are naturalized citizens, while another quarter have some type of legal status including lawful permanent residence. The remaining quarter are in the state without legal immigration status and most live in mixed-status homes. California has led the nation in adopting laws and policies to integrate immigrants economically and socially, and is expected to continue to lead in this area in response to projected changes to federal immigration policies.

This workshop will provide tools to identify and address a range of legal issues relevant to immigrant rights. Participants will have the opportunity to pose questions arising from situations they have encountered and learn how to locate resources to help resolve them.

Intended audience includes non-lawyers who interact or provide services to immigrants.

Training topics include:

  • The scope of the federal immigration power and California's jurisdiction to regulate immigrants
  • California's legislative innovations to integrate immigrants, including in higher education, public benefits, civil rights, and law enforcement
  • Federal pathways to legalization and removal defenses

The McGeorge Capital Center for Law & Policy gives students the chance to learn among leaders in the law and policy arena. McGeorge is an interdisciplinary school nationally for students who desire careers as public policy advocates.

  • Raquel Aldana, McGeorge Faculty, Immigration Law 
  • Blake Nordahl, McGeorge Faculty, Supervising Attorney, Immigration Clinic
  • Aaron Brieno, '14 Legislative Aide, Senator Ben Hueso
Date and Time

Friday, Feb. 3, 2017
8:30 am to Noon
Registration 8:30 am (with breakfast buffet)
Training 9:00 am - Noon

McGeorge School of Law | Classroom A