Government Services Meet Immigration Enforcement

Event Description

Deadline to Register: March 21, 2018

This program is sponsored by the Administrative Law Section, Immigration Law Section, and Public Law Section. This program is part of the 2018 State Capitol CLE Series.

State and local government personnel increasingly confront immigration enforcement issues as they conduct their usual non-immigration functions.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement personnel have appeared at administrative hearings.  MN Department of Human Services and County officials must navigate the changing definition of “public charge” and the potential consequences of U.S. citizen children in mixed-status families accepting means tested public benefits such as SNAP, Medical Assistance benefits and free and reduced lunch. Schools, universities, federally qualified health centers and other health care facilities that receive federal funding face various "sanctuary" issues, including whether federal funding could be conditioned on cooperation with immigration enforcement efforts and whether privacy statutes like HIPAA and FERPA prevent the release of patient or student information to immigration enforcement authorities.  The panel will address these and related topics.

Lunch is provided. Lunch and registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. The program will begin at 12:00 p.m. 

More information on the Capitol CLE Series can be found here!

Featured Panelists:

Marissa Hill-Dongre, Director of Int’l Student & Scholar Services Permanent Residence Program and the Immigration Response Team | University of Minnesota

Laura Melnick, Attorney | Southern MN Regional Legal Services

Joshua Newville, Attorney | Madia Law LLC


Ana Pottratz Acosta, Assistant Teaching Professor; Medical Legal Partnership | Mitchell Hamline School of Law

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE credit approved | Event Code: 254584  


Administrative Law, Immigration Law and/or Public Law Section Members: $10.00
MSBA Members Not in the Administrative Law, Immigration Law and/or Public Law Sections:  $15.00 
Non-MSBA Members:  $25.00 
Law Students: Free 

Remote Participation:

Remote participation is NOT available. 

Transportation: If you need transportation to the CLE, consider taking the light rail to the Robert Street Station, which is one block from the Judicial Center. Parking can be tight in the Capitol area, especially during the Legislative Session.

Want more information about the MSBA; Administrative Law Section, Immigration Law Section, and/or Public Law Section ?
To register with a check, please mail in this registration form.
Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy.
Questions? Contact Geen Mui | 612-278-6346

The MSBA is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify Geen Mui via phone or email:  Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations at this event. Thank you.

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Friday, March 23, 2018

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

MN Judicial Center 230 / Minnesota Judicial Center Saint Paul, MN United States