LOS ANGELES — UCLA Immigration Law professor Hiroshi Motomura led what he described as "a 42-hour immigration course compressed into two hours" at the ACLU of Southern California headquarters last Tuesday. Well-known for his consultancy in high profile immigration cases and for his pivotal role in shaping immigration policy from the Obama-Biden Working Group to the National Immigration Law Center, Motomura discussed with ACLU/SC interns the fundamentals of immigration law and how they may be shaped by the Senate’s proposed “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act” (S. 744). Watch segments from his talk below.
How citizenship is acquired at birth:
How long applicants must wait to be considered for permanent residency:
How recent legislation such as Arizona SB 1070 may play out in immigration law:
Posted by John Washington, Strategic Partnerships Intern, and Joshua Cahn, Video Production Intern