Program Details

From "Give Me Your Tired" to "Build The Wall": The History, Status, and Future of Immigration in America

Roy Klein
Video Catch-up

Course Description

Has the United States gone from being a nation of immigrants to a nation seeking to bar them from coming? And, if so, how in the world did that happen? This presentation looks for answers to these difficult questions by exploring the history of immigration, immigration/naturalization laws, and immigrants' rights in America.

About the Instructor

  • Roy Klein, J.D., Esq. is an honors graduate of Columbia Law School, where he was a two-time Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. In nearly forty-five years of legal practice, he has represented large companies, small businesses, and individuals as both plaintiffs and defendants in commercial and employment litigation, as well as serving pro bono in constitutional/civil-rights litigation. As President of the Nassau County (N.Y.) chapter of the ACLU, Klein spoke regularly to high school, college, civic, and community groups on a wide variety of constitutional/civil-liberties issues. He also contributed to a Time Kids publication for middle-schoolers about the Constitution.

    He's coached a high-school mock-trial team for nearly 20 years. And he's judged numerous high-school, college, and law-school mock-trial and moot-court competitions.