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Friday, November 21, 2014

Professor Fatma Marouf Interviewed by 8 News Now

Fatma Marouf is the co-director of the Immigration Clinic and an associate professor at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

Professor Marouf spoke with 8 News Now ahead of President Obama’s Nov. 21 Las Vegas visit to discuss his executive order to spare 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation.

In the article titled “President Obama to discuss immigration plan in Las Vegas,” Professor Marouf addresses the issue of immigration related to those covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The article states that Nevada has the 12th most DACA applicants in the country, according to the latest numbers by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

“For that group of people, it's a huge change in their lives, but they're still living in fear that their family members and parents are being deported,” Professor Marouf said. “There is no pathway to residence or citizenship. So, it's definitely not a full solution."

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.