UH Law Center co-sponsors CLE program on immigrant children crisis   

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July 25, 2014 - The University of Houston Law Center is joining the Harris County Attorney’s Office, the city’s two other law schools, and various social agencies in a program next Thursday to address ways of dealing with the wave of unaccompanied alien children entering the U.S.

The program, “The Rights of Unaccompanied Children Crossing the Texas Border and the Duties of Federal, State, and Local Governments,” is geared to members of the legal and law enforcement communities. Attendees will receive 4 hours of CLE/TCOLE credit.

The goal of the afternoon-long program is to review various processes for handling the migrant children.  Geoffrey Hoffman, clinical associate professor and director of the Immigration Clinic at the UH Law Center, will speak on asylum for the minors,  and Janet Beck, a clinical assistant professor in the Immigration Clinic, will speak about the American Immigration Lawyer Association (AILA) Houston Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) Taskforce created in partnership with several pro bono groups.

The program will be Thursday, July 31, from 1 to 5 p.m. on the Houston Community College campus, 5601 West Loop South.

Register at www.harriscountycao.org

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