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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Associate Professor Fatma Marouf Featured on Ralston Reports

Fatma Marouf is the Co-Director of the Immigration Clinic and an Associate Professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

On March 5, she was featured on KSNV News 3's Ralston Reports program for a segment titled Deportation Controversy. She spoke about a report, "The Conditions of Immigration Detention in Nevada," she and Immigration Clinic students published late last year.

"We had a group of students, very dedicated students, working on preparing this report. They interviewed a number of the detainees at the Henderson Detention Center, and they found a range of violations both by ICE, which is the federal agency that the contract is with, and by the City of Henderson officers who work at the facility. And those included verbal abuse, racial epithets, some physical force, physical coercion in signing documents in a few cases, which was most disturbing to me," she said.

Drawing on her extensive experience representing individuals before the Immigration Courts, Board of Immigration Appeals, and U.S. Courts of Appeals, Professor Marouf's research probes various problems involved in adjudicating immigration cases at all levels.