TAMIU Professional Development Course Targets Immigration Law

Immigration Law Topic of Next
Professional Development Course at TAMIU

Find out more about the new visa requirements and enforcement of immigration laws at the next professional development course at Texas A&M International University Wednesday, Aug. 12 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. in Western Hemispheric Trade Center, room 224.

This seminar is free and open to the public, but those in law enforcement are highly encouraged to attend.

“With the threat of terrorism, congressional and administrative actions, such as the Homeland Security Act of 2002, have changed the legal parameters of immigration in the United States,” said Dr. Claudia E. San Miguel, director, TAMIU’s criminal justice program.

“This course will discuss the enforcement of immigration laws as well as new visa requirements with particular attention on the legal status of unaccompanied minors who are in the U.S. without legal status and legal status of victims of violent crimes who enter the U.S. without legal documentation,” explained Dr. San Miguel.

Instructor for the seminar is Dr. Roger Enriquez, expert on immigration issues. He is considered one of the top scholars in the field of immigration law.

Dr. Enriquez is an associate professor of criminal justice at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He holds a doctorate in jurisprudence from the University of Iowa College of Law.

This course is presented as part of a comprehensive program designed to provide the training and expertise required for personnel working to secure the nation’s southern border. Partners include TAMIU, the Texas National Guard, Laredo Community College, and various federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.

Peace officers who attend will receive credit hours from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education.

For more information, contact San Miguel at csanmiguel@tamiu.edu or 326.2529 or visit offices in Dr. F. M. Canseco Hall 302J.

University office hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.

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