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Friday, November 21, 2014

Professor Fatma Marouf Speaks to Las Vegas Sun About Immigration

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

Professor Marouf shared her thoughts with the Las Vegas Sun about President Obama’s immigration plan in a Nov. 21 article titled “’It’s so exciting’: How Obama’s plan could benefit Nevada families.”

In the article, which also touches on labor trafficking, Professor Marouf said, “Labor trafficking doesn’t get as much attention as sex trafficking, but it’s much more prevalent. A lot of manual labor, especially, is where you find people being exploited by their employers.” Under the President’s plan, the Labor Department is expanding immigration options for victims of crimes and trafficking who cooperate in government investigations.

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.