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Immigration Law & Resistance: Ensuring a Nation of Immigrants

Event Date

Friday, October 20, 2017

A flurry of executive orders banned the entry of non-citizens from Muslim-majority countries and suspended the admission of refugees; increased the enforcement of immigration law through criminal law; and ordered the construction of a wall to prevent the migration of Latinxs.

Massive resistance to these immigration enforcement priorities ensued in various forms—through litigation, state and local legal and policy changes, individual and community-based advocacy, and support from churches, businesses and other organizations. This Symposium examines the different forms of resistance employed by various groups, the legal challenges they faced, and the lessons they learned.

Keynote Speaker

The Honorable Paul C. Lo
Superior Court of California, County of Merced


The event is free and open to the public. Please register to attend.

Contact us with any questions at (530) 754-7644 or

Faculty Advisors

Rose Cuison Villazor
Professor of Law, UC Davis
(530) 752-4220

Principal Staff

Rebecca Friedemann
Senior Symposium Editor
UC Davis Law Review, Vol. 51
(707) 337-8094

Bailey McCabe
Senior Symposium Editor
UC Davis Law Review, Vol. 51
(209) 349-1141