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Rights Night: Our Rights, Our Issue


Mark Rosenbaum and Talia Inlender

In conversation with Lindsay Toczylowski and Miriam Jordan
Featuring a special performance by poet Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

What makes a country home? Four experts on immigration and human rights will come together to share from their work from different sides of the border crisis. Having argued landmark cases on immigration before the Supreme Court, Mark Rosenbaum will share from his work defending the rights of both DACA recipients and the rights of documented and undocumented families separated at the border. In addition to her experience litigating cases on behalf of immigrants, Talia Inlender will talk about her role both in working with people incarcerated by immigration authorities and also training and supervising attorneys, legal fellows, and law students representing detained immigrants in their immigration proceedings. Rosenbaum and Inlender will be joined in conversation by Miriam Jordan, a national immigrant correspondent for The New York Times, as well as Lindsay Toczylowski, Executive Director of Immigrant Defenders Law Center. Miriam Jordan is a grassroots reporter who has profiled the lives of immigrant workers and is currently writing about how policy is turning migrant moms and kids into prey for narcos. Lindsay Toczylowski is the executive director at Immigrant Defenders Law Center, which represents asylum seekers subjected to the Migrant Protections Protocol, the Trump policy forcing them to remain in Mexico until their case has been adjudicated in immigration court. Following this timely look at the impact of immigration policy on people in the U.S., the evening will end with a powerful performance by poet, essayist, translator, and immigration advocate Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, who will read from his award-winning work.