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Appearances & Advocacy

Using Constitutional Law to Your Advantage in Immigration, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Nov. 14, 2023.

What is a City But Its People? International Conference: Urbanization and Migration In Three Continents, University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas, Nov. 9, 2023.

Defending Immigrants Under DeSantis, Southern Clinical Conference, Oct. 22, 2023.


Florida's Senate Bill 1718: What We Need to Know, AETC Southeast, Aug. 1, 2023.

Having an Impact through Scholarship, Writing and Beyond, CLEA New Clinicians Conference, San Francisco, April 27, 2023.


Patel and APA Actions on Discretionary Denials, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Midwest Regional Conference, Chicago, Mar. 3, 2023.

Habeas A to Z, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Webinar, Feb. 2, 2023.


So You Want to Write A Book With Impact? American Association of Law Schools, Annual Conference, San Diego, Jan. 5, 2023.

Making Your Case For Judicial Review, Oral Advocacy: Openings & Closings, American Immigration Lawyers Association, South Florida, Nov. 11, 2022.


Black Immigrant Miami, Guest Lecturer, Black Miami course, University of Miami Oct. 27, 2022.

Human Frailty, Unbreakable Victims, and Asylum, Clinical Law Review Workshop, Oct. 8, 2022.


Legal Assistance at ICE Detention Center Is Turned Away, WGCU, story by Cary Barbor, Sept. 14, 2022.


ACLU, Civil Rights Groups, Allege Abuses Against Immigrant Detainees in North Florida Jail, Florida Phoenix, story by Michael Moline, Sept. 13, 2022.

Waive Goodbye to Inadmissibility Issues, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Conference, South Florida Chapter, April 15, 2022.

Inadmissibility, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Immigration 101 Conference, South Florida Chapter, April 13, 2022.


Criminal Issues in Naturalization, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, Miami-Dade Public Library, April 7, 2022.


Movement Lawyering In Direct Services, University of California Irvine, April 5, 2022.


A Tale of Three Cities, Migration and Urbanization in Three Continents, Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas, University of Miami, Mar. 24, 2022.

A Drunk Mechanic, Shackled Immigrants, a Crash Landing: The Dangers of ICE Flights, USA Today and Capital & Main, story by Angelika Albaladejo, Nov. 4, 2021.


Black Immigrant Miami & The Making Of the Carceral State, Guest Lecturer, Black Miami course, University of Miami Oct. 5, 2021.

Judge Says Florida Ban On ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Unconstitutional, Reuters, story by Daniel Wiessner, Sept. 22, 2021.

Judge Finds Parts Of Fla. Anti-Sanctuary Law Unconstitutional, Law360, Sept. 21, 2021.


ICE, Fla. Detainees Move Toward Settlement in COVID-19 Suit, Law360, story by Clark Mindock, Aug. 9, 2021.

Challenging Jurisdictional Bars, Federal Court Litigation Section, American Immigration Lawyers Association, May 19, 2021.


Onwards and Upward? Moves Between Status Tracks in the Academy, AALS Clinical Conference, April 30, 2021.


Shackled, Work-In-Progress Presentation, AALS Clinical Conference, April 30, 2021 (virtual).


Pandemic Response, Economy Highlight Biden’s First 100 Days, News@TheU, April 29, 2021.

ICE, Fla. Detainees Reach Deal in COVID-19 Response Suit, Law360, story by Dave Simpson, April 13, 2021.


Let Detainees Depose ICE Over Vaccines, Judge Recommends, Law360, story by Christopher Cole, April 8, 2021.


Fla. Court Orders ICE To Release Social Distancing Data, Law360, story by Alyssa Aquino, Mar. 26, 2021.


Judge Calls ICE’s Bid To Drop Injunction ‘Revisionist History’, Law360, story by Asher Stockler, Mar. 24, 2021.

Lives Matter & Immigration, Society for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Columbia Law School, Mar. 19, 2021.


U-LINK @ Miami Law Showcase, Faculty Projects Addressing Race, Diversity, and Equity, Mar. 9, 2021.


President Biden’s Immigration Plan and the Carceral State, Immigration Policies for a New Era, University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas, Mar. 3, 2021.

ICE Can’t Keep Transferred Detainee Out Of Fla. Class Action, Law360, story by Nathan Hale, Feb. 26, 2021.


Interactive Discussion with the Removal Defense Bar, American Immigration Lawyers Association, South Florida Chapter, Feb. 25, 2021.


COVID Behind Bars, Symposium: Criminal Justice Reform, University of Miami Law Review, Feb. 12, 2021.

Immigration Clinic Scholars Toil to Protect Detainees from COVID-19, News@the U, story by Michael Malone, Feb. 12, 2021.


The Machinery of Mass Deportation, The Prison to Deportation Pipeline: Crimmigration and Black Immigrants, American Bar Association, Feb. 10, 2021.

Fla. Detainees Say Lack of Vaccine Plan Exposes ICE Failings, Law360, story by Alyssa Aquino, Feb. 3, 2021.

Expert Testifies Fla. Anti-Sanctuary Law is Discriminatory, Law360, Jan. 6, 2021.


Immigration Groups Challenge Fla. Anti-Sanctuary Law at Trial, Law360, Jan. 4, 2021.

The State of the Law, Asylum Symposium, Catholic Legal Services, Dec. 4, 2020.


Virus as Foreign Invader, Panel on Inequity and Protecting Civil Liberties, Symposium: Race and the Pandemic, Washington and Lee University School of Law, Oct. 30, 2020.


Detainee Who Contracted Virus in ICE Facility Can’t Go Home, Law360, sotry by Hailey Konnath, Sept. 23, 2020.


Judge Suggests Special Master To Inspect ICE Facilities, Law360, story by Carolina Bolado, June 25, 2020.

Commentator, Symposium: Children of Immigrants in the Age of Deportation, Institute for the Advanced Study of the Americas, University of Miami, May 20, 2020.

ICE Tries To Squash Fla. Detainees’ COVID-19 Class Cert. Bid, Law360, story by Nathan Hale, June 4, 2020.


Detainees Challenge ICE’s Scant Info On COVID-19 Actions, Law360, story by Nathan Hale, May 27, 2020.


ICE Defends Transferring Fla. Detainees During Pandemic, Law360, story by Suzanne Monyak, May 26, 2020.


Instead of Releasing Detainees, ICE Is Transferring Them, Miami Herald, story by Monique O. Madan, May 6, 2020.


Judge Expedites Detainee Class Cert. Request In Suit vs. ICE, Law360, story by Carolina Bolado, May 5, 2020.

Federal Judge Orders the Release of ICE Detainees From Florida Facilities: Report, Fox News, story by Edmund DeMarche, April 30, 2020.


ICE Tells Federal Judge the Court Has No Authority Over Its Detention Practices, Miami Herald, story by Monique O. Madan, April 28, 2020.

COVID Litigation & Getting Your Clients Out of Detention, Americans for Immigrant Justice, April 24, 2020.

ICE Needs To Reduce Detainees In Fla. Facilities, Judge Says,, story by Jay Jackson, Jr., April 23, 2020.


ICE Needs To Reduce Detainees In Fla. Facilities, Judge Says, Law360, story by Nathan Hale, April 23, 2020.


Judge Says ICE Should ‘Substantially’ Cut Detention Center Populations, Give Detainees Masks, Miami Herald, story by Monique O. Madan, April 22, 2020.


Fla. ICE Detainees Push Court For Release To Avoid Outbreak,, story by Breda Lund, April 17, 2020.


COVID-19 Confirmed Among North Lake Correctional Facility Staff, Ludington Daily News, story by Riley Kelley, April 15, 2020.


WLRN, Interview about COVID-19 lawsuit, April 14, 2020.


ICE Ignores Coronavirus Guidelines In Detention, Federal Lawsuit Says. ‘Many Will Die.’ Miami Herald, story by Monique O. Madan, April 13, 2020.


Fla. Detainees Sue Feds Over COVID-19 Threat in ICE Facilities, Law360, story by Jay Jackson, Jr., April 13, 2020.


ICE Cuts Contract with Monroe County Jail Near Key West, Miami Herald, story by Monique O. Madan, April 5, 2020.

The Law of COVID-19: Miami Law Addresses Civil and Human Rights, Public Health, Financial Stability, and Privacy Law in Pandemic America, University of Miami School of Law, April 1, 2020.


Can’t Stop Losing You: Overcoming Crimes, 41th Annual American Immigration Lawyers Association South Florida Immigration Law Update, Feb. 28, 2020.


Fireside Chat on Immigration, University of Miami Law Review, Moderator, Feb. 8, 2020.


Removal Defense Skills Workshop, Litigation Committee, AILA S. Florida Chapter, FIU College of Law, Nov. 9, 2019.


Migration, Governance, and Human Rights, Symposium: Migration and Human Rights in the 21st Century, University of Miami Initiative on Migration, Global Change, and Policy, Miami, Nov. 1, 2019.


Immigration Activists Seek to Declare Law That Bans ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Unconstitutional,, story by Hatzel Vela, Sept. 27, 2019.


What’s New In Trump’s Policy for Legal Immigrants on Welfare, Politifact, story by Bill McCarthy, Aug. 15, 2019.


South Miami Sues to Block Sanctuary City Ban, Says It Will Divide Police and Residents, Miami Herald, story by Julia Ingram, July 18, 2019.


Lawrence Solum, Sharpless on Addiction and Immigration, Legal Theory Blog, July 8, 2019.

Complex I-130 Issues: Avoiding and Conquering I-130 Denials, AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law, Orlando, June 22, 2019.


Addiction-Informed Immigration Reform, Works in Progress Workshop, 42nd Annual Conference on Clinical Legal Education, Association of American Law Schools, May 7, 2019, San Francisco.

Law School Immigration Clinics File Suit In Support Of Activist, ImmigrationProf Blog, Mar. 24, 2019.


UM Law Professor Sues ICE on Behalf of Immigrant Activist Featured in Documentary, Law.Com, story by Zach Shlein, Mar. 20, 2019.


ICE Has Been Wrongly Detaining U.S. Citizens In Florida Jails, Says ACLU, Huffington Post, story by Dominique Mosbergen, Mar. 20, 2019.

Bivens, Federal Tort Claims Act, and Other Claims, 2019 AILA Spring Federal Court Litigation Conference: Removal and Business, Chicago, Mar. 12, 2019.


Freedom! Latest Theories in Challenging Detention, Post-Jennings v. Rodriguez, AILA South Florida Annual Immigration Law Update, Miami, Feb. 28, 2019.


Black Migrations, The 8th Annual Diversity Symposium, The Caribbean Bar Association, Miami, Feb. 21, 2019.

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