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Immigration and the Constitution
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Cristina Rodríguez, Akhil Reed Amar, Denny Chin (moderator)
Thu, February 7th, 2019 | 6:30 pm
(Members $24)


Coinciding with the 102nd anniversary of the sweeping, restrictive Immigration Act of 1917, legal scholars delve into the history of immigration law in the United States. Discover how constitutional interpretations of immigration law and policy have shaped the fabric of American society for generations and continue to spark heated political debate today.

Cristina Rodríguez is Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Akhil Reed Amar is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University. Denny Chin (moderator) is United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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