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Career Spotlight: Protecting Immigrants Rights


February 20, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Room 185

    Ahilan T. Arulanantham is the Deputy Legal Director at the ACLU of Southern California and a Senior Staff Attorney at the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project.  He has successfully litigated a number of cases to protect the rights of immigrants and minority communities against government oppression.

    During his tenure at the ACLU/SC, he has successfully litigated several landmark cases, including Nadarajah v. Gonzales, the first Ninth Circuit case establishing limits on the government’s power to detain immigrants as national security threats; Rodriguez v. Robbins, which required the government to provide bond hearings to thousands of immigration detainees; and Franco v. Holder, the first case to establish a right to appointed legal representation for any group of immigrants facing deportation, which required the federal government to provide legal representation to mentally ill immigrants.

    Mr. Arulanantham will be talking about his career protecting immigrants' rights. This is a brown bag event.

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