Realizing the DREAM Act

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Location: 1140 Eck Hall of Law, Notre Dame Law School

Introduction by Professor Paolo Carozza, Program on Law and Human Development, Notre Dame Law School                                                                                                                                

Presentation by Jessica Brock, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute for Latino Studies                                                                                                                                                                      

Remarks & Conversation with His Eminence Cardinal Roger Mahony, Archbishop Emeritus of Los Angeles

The DREAM Act has been brought before Congress numerous times over the past ten years. It was most recently defeated in the Senate in December 2010, and it is presently in committee in the House and Senate for consideration again this year. Many Catholic bishops in the United States and Mexico, including Cardinal Mahony, have been steadfast in their support of the DREAM Act. Following an introduction by Professor Paolo Carozza, Jessica Brock will give a presentation “The DREAM Act: Its provisions and promise.” Ms. Brock will outline the content of the proposed DREAM Act and comment on its relationship to Catholic social teaching and its support by Catholic bishops. Cardinal Mahony will provide reflections on the presentation and guide a conversation with those present about the DREAM Act.

This event is free and open to the Notre Dame community. Sandwiches will be available.

Sponsored by Program on Law and Human Development, Notre Dame Law School; Center for Social Concerns; Institute for Latino Studies