2018 Symposium

The Return of Sanctuary Cities: The Muslim Ban, Hurricane Maria, and Everything in Between

The University of Detroit Mercy Law Review held its annual academic?Symposium on March 23, 2018, at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. The Symposium contemplated a broad range of issues associated with sanctuary cities–from past and present issues to potential future solutions.

Symposium Schedule

8:30 a.m. Registration
9:15 a.m. Opening Remarks?Phyllis L. Crocker
Dean of University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
9:30 a.m. An Introduction to Sanctuary Cities
Andrew Moore
Assoc. Professor of Law, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
10:00 a.m. Session 1: Sanctuary Cities, Federalism, and States’ Rights“Anti-

Commandeering Resolutions” and Sanctuary Cities
Ilaria Di Gioia
American Constitutional Law Lecturer, Birmingham City University
Honorary Vice-Consul for Italy, Birmingham, UK

Fugitive Slaves, Sanctuary Cities, and the Illusion of States’ Rights Conservatism
Sandra L. Rierson
Assoc. Professor of Law, Thomas Jefferson School of LawModerator: Prof. Cara Cunningham Warren, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

11:00 a.m. Session 2: Courts’ Influence on Immigration

Denial of Citizenship on False Testimony Grounds
Nermeen S. Aratsu
Co-Director, Immigrant & Non-Citizen Rights Clinic
Clinical Professor, City University of New York School of Law

The Constitutionality of Prolonged Detention of Non-Citizens in the Wake of Trump’s Executive Orders
Elizabeth M. Knowles
Supervisor, Immigration & Human Rights Law Clinic
Professor of Law, University of Akron School of Law

The Plenary Power Doctrine and the Constitutional Avoidance Canon
Ryan Azad
Law Clerk, United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee

Rule of Law and the Support of Activism
Kerry E. Doyle
Partner, Graves & Doyle

Moderator: Prof. Alex Vernon, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

12:00 p.m. LUNCH – in the Atrium
1:00 p.m. Session 3: Who is a Citizen, Who is Permitted In, and Temporary Protected Status

The Democratic City: Citizenship, Democracy, and Urban Life in the Time of Globalization
Kenneth Stahl
Professor of Law, Chapman University Fowler School of Law

Temporary Protected Status and Climate Change Refugees
Glenys P. Spence
Professor of Law, Arizona Summit Law School

Sanctuary, Temporary Protected Status, and Catholic Social Teaching
Kristina M. Campbell
Co-Director, Immigration and Human Rights Clinic
Professor of Law, University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law

Moderator: Prof. ?Andrew Moore, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

2:15 p.m. Closing Remarks
Cara Cunningham Warren

Assoc. Professor of Law, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law