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HSPRD Attorneys Speak at UNAM Law School About the Prospects for Immigration Reform

On February 16, 2021, HSPRD, Kalman D. Resnick, HSPRD shareholder and the chair of HSPRD’s immigration practice group, was interviewed by Raul Contreras Bustamente, the Dean of the Law School at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (“UNAM”) in Mexico City about the prospects for progressive immigration reform during the Biden Administration.  Susan Gzesh, of counsel to HSPRD, a Senior Instructional Professor at the University of Chicago, and a Non-Resident Fellow at the Migration Policy Institute also participated together with Daniel Hernandez Joseph, the Mexican Ambassador to Greece and formerly the Director of Protection Services at the Mexican Foreign Ministry; Javier Antonio Maupome Lopez, the Consul for Protection and Legal Affairs at the Consulate of Mexico in Chicago; and Javier Laguna, the Director of UNAM Chicago.  Mr. Resnick and Ms. Gzesh spoke about the executive actions the Biden Administration is taking to reverse the anti-immigrant policies of the Trump Administration and the prospects for legislation to grant permanent residence and a pathway to citizenship to DACA and TPS recipients and to legalize the immigration status of the more than 11 million undocumented residents of our country.  Mr. Resnick proposed that UNAM’s Law School establish an internship program for Mexican law students and recent law school graduates interested in helping Mexican Consulates and non-profit immigrant rights organizations in the United States in the defense of the rights of immigrant families and their communities.  In 2017, UNAM awarded Mr. Resnick its Reconocimiento Alfonso Garcia Robles for his defense of immigrant rights in the United States.  You can watch the interview at:  https://fb.watch/3HXh3XcaqN/.

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