Talk – 'Constitutional Cities and Universal Representation: Radical Hope in a Time of Despair'
Shefali Milczarek-Desai, director of the UA's Workers' Rights Clinic at the James E. Rogers College of Law, will be leading a talk titled, "Constitutional Cities and Universal Representation: Radical Hope in a Time of Despair."
About the talk:
In the face of harsh federal immigration policies, some localities, cities, counties and towns are becoming defenders of individual liberties. These so-called "sanctuary cities" have passed laws aimed at upholding a wide-range of constitutional principles including separation of powers, anti-commandeering, rational basis, due process, equal protection and free speech. In this presentation, we'll take a look at how local jurisdictions can safeguard their residents' rights, whether state preemptive measures to the contrary should be deemed valid and what this means for Tucson and Pima County, border regions where documented and undocumented lives are inextricably linked.