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Monday, December 15, 2014

Professor Fatma Marouf Comments on Immigration Reform in Las Vegas Sun

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

Professor Marouf recently spoke with the Las Vegas Sun for a Dec. 11 article titled “Why Nevada has become a leader in immigration reform.”

The article, which addresses three main reasons explaining Nevada’s impact on immigration reform, includes Astrid Silva as reason number one. Silva, the young lady who became the center of attention when President Obama shared her personal story on national television and when she introduced him during his recent Nov. 21 visit to Las Vegas, not only turned the spotlight on herself, but the state of Nevada.

“She’s become a symbol for a demographic, and I think that’s powerful for people,” said Professor Marouf in the article. “It’s a way to relate on a personal level, and that has a huge impact on how people react to the issue.”

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.