University to Host Symposium on Immigration Law and Policy Sept. 22

A highlight of this year’s Philadelphia University National Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month celebration is a symposium on immigration law and policy, to be held Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. in The Tuttleman Center Auditorium. The symposium is free and open to the University community and the general public.

The event, sponsored by the Law and Society Program and the Office of Student Development Programs, will be an open symposium regarding issues related to the state of Arizona’s immigration bill, along with immigration issues in general.

PhilaU students will present research around the immigration bill and immigration reform. Speakers include Stu Bykofsky, a columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News, and Robert Moore, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at St. Joseph’s University, who will discuss immigration topics with the audience.

“During the immigration symposium, student presenters and guest speakers will engage in open dialogue on the complicated and critical issues of immigration reform,” said Evan Laine, Esq., assistant professor of History and director of the Law and Society Program.

Bykofsky has been a columnist with the Daily News since 1987. In 1995, he was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He has earned numerous journalism and public service awards and is in the Philadelphia City Paper Hall of Fame. He supports civil rights, human rights and animal causes.

Moore teaches a series of sociology courses at St. Joseph’s. His interests include labor and employment law; issues in higher education; the growth of the contingent labor force; social inequality; and race relations. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology and his J.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

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