This week on From the Vault we tackle the discussion on comprehensive immigration reform legislation... from a 'then and now' perspective.
In 1982, Armando Valdez, the Director of the Center for Chicano Research at Stanford University, hosted a discussion exploring the historical, emotional and legal issues raised by immigration reform; panelists included Joaquin Avila (President and Lead Counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund), Elizabeth Martinez (a Chicana feminist well-known for her work 500 Years of Chicano History in Pictures), and Ignacio de la Fuente (member of the International Molders and Allied Workers Union, Local 164).
For a contemporary perspective on immigration law reform, we share a recent conversation with Loyola Law School Immigrant Justice Clinic Co-director Marisa Montes, along with Alejandro Barajas, staff attorney.
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