Join us on Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 12:00-1:30 PM at Morgan Lewis to hear from Andre Segura, Legal Director, ACLU of Texas
Justice for All, Justice for Immigrants
Immigrants are facing unprecedented threats to their civil rights and civil liberties through forceful family separations, unlawful identification checks, imprisonment in detention facilities, among an onslaught of other civil rights violations. The ACLU has been on the forefront fighting for a common-sense immigration process, one that uplifts the ideals of liberty, justice, and due process for all. The Legal Director of ACLU Texas, Andre Segura, will join us for a discussion surrounding the current immigration crisis.
Andre Segura is the Legal Director of the American Liberties Union of Texas. Andre litigates cases and engages in advocacy to protect the civil rights of immigrant communities, including challenges to President Trump’s anti-immigrant executive orders.
His practice centers on immigration enforcement abuses by federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. Andre’s notable cases include a class action demonstrating at trial that Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office maintained a pattern and practice of racial profiling, challenges to anti-immigrant laws in six states, a damages action on behalf of 14 individuals unlawfully detained during a residential raid by federal and local officials, and a lawsuit on behalf of mothers and children held at the Artesia detention facility challenging unconstitutional policies that deny a fair asylum process.
Andre is a frequent commentator on matters relating to police practices and the rights of immigrants in both English and Spanish media outlets, including CNN, MSNBC, Univision, Telemundo, The New York Times, and many others.
Born and raised in Houston, Texas, to Colombian immigrant parents, Andre received a B.S. in chemical engineering with highest honors from the University of Texas at Austin in 2002 and a J.D. from New York University School of Law in 2006. He was previously a Marvin M. Karpatkin Fellow with the ACLU’s Racial Justice Program, a litigation fellow with the ACLU’s Northern California affiliate, and law clerk to U.S. District Court Judge Napoleon A. Jones, Jr.
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