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Monday, March 24, 2014

Professor Angela Morrison Testifies at Congressional Field Hearing for the House Committee on Education

Angela Morrison is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

On March 18, Professor Morrison testified at a congressional field hearing for the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Her testimony focused on the barriers to educational opportunities faced by children based on their own or their parents' immigration status.

Her testimony was quoted in the Democratic press release titled Congress Must Act on Comprehensive Immigration Reform and DREAM Act So All Students Have Opportunity to Succeed.

The press release reads, “'While programs like the Perkins Career and Technical Education Act provide a means for state and local leaders to develop programs that encourage successful transitions from secondary skills training to postsecondary skills training to careers for many young people, a substantial number of young people stall at secondary skills training due to their own immigration status or that of their parents,' testified Angela Morrison, a visiting professor at the University of Nevada Las Vegas's William S. Boyd School of Law. 'By not providing a method for these young people or their parents to regularize their immigration status, the United States is squandering the enormous contributions that these young people could make to the United States.'”

Professor Morrison graduated from the Boyd School of Law where she was the editor-in-chief of the Nevada Law Journal and was a student attorney in the Immigration Clinic. Professor Morrison teaches in the Immigration Clinic and Employment Discrimination.