Latest News as of 2/2/17

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1) Lauri’s Hours Thurs
2) BLSA Bluprnt Evnt
3) Resources for Students
4) Labor Summer
5) Su17 in China
6) Law Career Evnt

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1) Lauri’s Hours Thurs

Lauri’s Hours Thurs

For Thursday February 2:

8:30-12

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2) BLSA Bluprnt Evnt

BLSA Bluprnt Evnt

BLSA (Berkeley’s Legal Studies Association) is hosting a Blueprint LSAT workshop where you can learn more about the LSAT, receive a discount on a Blueprint prep course and get some FREE FOOD (pizza). Please come out and join us, it will be a lot of fun and who does not love free pizza?

When: 7pm on Thursday March 9th, 2017

Where: 229 Dwinelle Hall

Here is a link to the event on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1199567176808954/?active_tab=about

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3) Resources for Students

Resources for Students

NOTE: This was a message just sent out by the Law School…but the resources are relevant to all students.

The last week has seen some political actions that have sent shock waves through many communities. The most recent immigration-related executive order has generated anxiety and fear for many groups, including Muslims, Arabs, refugees, people from the seven Muslim-majority countries listed in the executive order (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen), and others. Previous executive orders regarding immigration enforcement at the border and in the interior have similarly generated anxiety and fear for groups including undocumented people, Mexican-Americans and other Latinos, and other immigrant communities including, but not limited to, those from Asian and African countries. Many members of our Berkeley Law community are worried about their own future and safety or about family members and friends, about what these orders signal about the values and ideals of this country, and about what they could mean for their inclusion in the fabric of their school, workplace, and society.

The purpose of this message is two-fold. First, to those whose lives and identities are implicated in these recent orders, we want you to know that Berkeley Law is aware of and concerned about your distress and is committed to supporting you. Second, we want to share resources we have collected, including resources sent to us by friends and alumni of Berkeley Law, who are experts and practitioners in immigration law. Please note that these informational resources are not a substitute for legal advice and that we cannot guarantee that every site has the most up-to-date information, as this has been a fluid situation and more changes are possible.

Also, please note that we have been informed that students who are directly impacted by the travel restrictions should contact UC Berkeley’s Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion (VCEI), Na’ilah Nasir (vcei@berkeley.edu) and the UC Berkeley International Office.

UC Berkeley resources:

Undocumented Student Program Fact Sheet regarding all three immigration-related executive orders. Please scroll to the bottom to also find resources for impacted individuals, including mental health resources (students: please note that we are not aware whether the off-campus service providers take SHIP).

Updated information from the UC Berkeley International Office
Other resources on the executive orders and other general information:

https://pennstatelaw.psu.edu/immigration-after-election

Travel restrictions for seven majority-Muslim countries:

Summary prepared by the Penn State Law Center for Immigrants’ Rights, Jan. 27, 2017

Summary prepared by AILA and American Immigration Council, Jan. 27, 2017

Muslim Advocates Fact Sheet, prepared by the Penn State Law Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic and Muslim Advocates, Jan. 27, 2017

Community Guidelines: Restrictions on Muslim Entry to the U.S., prepared by Muslim Advocates, Jan. 27, 2017


Interior enforcement and border wall/enforcement at the border:

Summary (1) prepared by AILA and American Immigration Council, Jan. 25, 2017

Summary (2) prepared by AILA and American Immigration Council, Jan. 25, 2017

San Francisco Immigrant Legal and Education Network has published materials dealing with Know-Your-Rights and resources for community members who might be vulnerable to the current political climate.

The Immigrant Legal Resource Center has published several one-pagers and offers specific guidance to community members who might be affected as a result of DACA rollback, increased raids, and heightened enforcement.
Students who need assistance or have inquiries:

The EBCLC (East Bay Community Law Center) Immigration Program will field inquiries from students who are stranded outside of the U.S. or have questions about their status. EBCLC houses the legal arm of the Undocumented Students Program at UC Berkeley, which provides immigration legal assistance to undergraduate and graduate students. Their main focus to date has been undocumented students, as that is where the greatest need has been, but EBCLC is happy to talk to students affected by the recent Executive Orders. Students in need of assistance can contact the Staff Attorney Prerna Lal at plal@ebclc.org. (Again, please note that we have been told that students impacted by the travel restrictions should contact the VCEI’s office and the UC Berkeley International Office).
Assistance for those arriving to the Bay Area:

https://www.aclunc.org/news/aclu-northern-california-contact-info-sfo-oak-sjo-or-fat-arrivals-affected-executive-order

Other resources:

ACLU Know Your Rights (This web site includes “know your rights” resources for a wide variety of situations and a wide range of groups.)

ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project (national)

ACLU Immigrants’ Rights (Northern California affiliate)

Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus

CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations)

CAIR – San Francisco chapter

National Immigration Law Center

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4) Labor Summer

Labor Summer

UC Berkeley Labor Center aid Internships for grad and undergrads.
June 19 – August 11, 2017

Learn how to organize and do research to support social and economic justice for the workers in California.

laborcenter.berkeley.edu

Questions? e-mail kcadogan@berkeley.edu

Application Deadline:
Monday, February 27  8am PST

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5) Su17 in China

Su17 in China
Explore China for free with Gotoco!

Gotoco provides university students from all over the world with the chance to volunteer at summer camps across China and earn their very own TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certificate.

Teach English, learn Mandarin and get to grips with the local culture all absolutely free of charge. We provide free accommodation and meals at your schools, and even offer free accommodation for a week in Yangshuo, one of the most beautiful places in China, at the end of your camp.

The camps range in length from two weeks to two months between early May and early September.

Learn all about China’s culture while earning your TEFL certificate and exploring some of the most exciting parts of the world. No prior knowledge of Mandarin is required.

Your time in China with us will help both your personal and professional development. Learn about how people work in a foreign environment, learn invaluable leadership skills, learn new skills like calligraphy and how to work with people from a diverse range of backgrounds.

Previous volunteers have gone on to use their TEFL certificates to get jobs all over the world, while others have found their experiences in China have helped them secure great jobs after graduation. Employers the world over are desperate for students with China experience as the world’s second largest economy becomes increasingly influential in all aspects of world politics and business.

Join us for an unforgettable summer!

Go to www.go-to.co for more information or email richard.lloyd@go-to.co (Gotoco USA Director)

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6) Law Career Evnt

Law Career Evnt
https://berkeley.joinhandshake.com/events/37682/share_preview

“Exploring Law Careers: Public Defender” on Monday, February 6th, at 6pm

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