Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 6:30pm
Author J.J. Mulligan Sepulveda in conversation with Attorney Holly Cooper
This new book is a powerful document of one lawyer's fight for those seeking a better life in America against its ever-tightening borders. For author Mulligan Sepúlveda, the son and husband of Spanish-speaking immigrants, the battle for immigration reform is personal. Mulligan Sepúlveda writes of visiting border detention centers, defending undocumented immigrants in court, and taking his services to JFK Airport to represent people being turned away at the gates during Trump's infamous travel ban.
J.J. Mulligan Sepúlveda is an immigration lawyer currently at UC Davis School of Law in their Immigration Law Clinic. He is a former Immigrant Justice Corps fellow and Fulbright Scholar. This is his first book.
Holly S. Cooper is Co-director of the Immigration Law Clinic. She has extensive litigation experience defending the rights of immigrants and is a nationally recognized expert on immigration detention issues and on the immigration consequences of criminal convictions. In the Immigration Law Clinic, she focuses on advocating for the rights of detained immigrants. Earlier in her career, she served as Senior Staff Attorney at the Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project.