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29
Oct
Date:
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, October 29, 2021
Location:
Hudson Auditorium, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art
Categories:
Campus Life, Community

Get details about laws and immigration obstacles.


Rekha Sharma-Crawford, JD, DCL, will speak about recent immigration changes under the Biden administration and barriers facing a variety of immigration status types.

Her fiery advocacy for immigrants’ rights and the rule of law has put Rekha in the local, national and even international spotlight as she’s taken on high‑profile cases that many have turned away. Her expertise in immigration law is sought out by clients and colleagues alike, from judges and immigration officials to lawmakers. She is an elected director for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Board of Governors, 2019-2023, and is also a member of the Board for the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, 2020-2023. In 2018, the Kansas Bar Association honored Rekha with the Courageous Attorney Award, an award presented from time to time to attorneys who have displayed exceptional courage in the face of adversity, thus bringing credit to the legal profession. The Missouri Bar Association honored Rekha and her law partner, Michael Sharma-Crawford, its Pro Bono Publico Award in 2017. In 2021, Rekha was nationally recognized by the AILA with the Edith Lowenstein Memorial Award for excellence in advancing the practice of immigration law.

Free and open to the public.