On April 5, 2018, federal and state officials conducted a worksite enforcement action at the Southeastern Provision meatpacking facility in Bean Station, Tennessee. At the time, it was the largest such raid in the U.S. in over a decade. During the ensuing five years, advocates, officials, and members of the immigrant community have continued to grapple with the myriad legal disputes arising from the raid. Panelists will discuss issues such as the rapid response organized in the immediate aftermath of the raid, immigration court advocacy, and the recent $1.17 million settlement of a civil rights suit involving claims of racial profiling and excessive force.
Michelle Lapointe, National Immigration Law Center (NILC)
Jazmin Ramirez, TN Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC)
William Gill, LMU Duncan School of Law & Volunteer Attorney at Catholic Charities of East TN
This program will be filed for Tennessee CLE credit. Please email a request to firstname.lastname@example.org for Georgia and Mississippi CLE credit.