The panel included Randy McGrorty, the CEO of Catholic Legal Services of Miami, Christine Reis, Director of the St. Thomas Human Rights Insitute, Lauren Gilbert, Professor of Law, and Diego Sanchez, a St. Thomas Law 2019 J.D. Candidate.
The speakers explored both a historical perspective on immigration in South Florida and their views on the impact of the current Executive Orders. The event was co-sponsored by the St. Thomas Law Office for Career Development and the University’s Center for Community Engagement.
St. Thomas Law, through its Immigration Clinic and Human Rights Institute, has long been at the forefront in the defense of immigrant rights. The recent immigration-related executive orders and rising anxiety among South Florida's immigrant population, made for an engaging, relevant and substantive discussion.