Are you an immigrant student with questions about how a Trump administration will affect you?
Immigrant students -- and their friends, family members, and allies -- from all local universities, colleges, community colleges, and high schools are welcome!
Why this meeting: As you may know, Trump announced a set of promises in October about what he would do his first day through executive order. These include:
- Eliminating DACA status for “dreamers” — immigrants who entered as children
- Ending migration of Muslims and canceling visas
- Deporting 2 million “criminal aliens” — people with good visas or green cards who’ve been convicted of any crime, no matter how minor or how long ago.
This meeting for immigrant students and their allies is to help explain what rights immigrant students have and what steps we can take to help protect immigrants during a Trump administration.
This event is free and open to the public, and we hope to provide Spanish translation. Young people of all ages are welcome. There will be coloring books and crayons for young children. The event venue is a short distance (approx 1 city block) from the UMass Campus Parking Garage (1 Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA). Free parking vouchers will be provided at the event. The Integrative Learning Center is wheelchair accessible.
About Megan: Megan Kludt specializes in complex immigration cases in the areas of business, academia, scientific research, and the arts. She also is an expert in client representation at USCIS interviews and in the Immigration Courts in Boston and Hartford. She has given presentations at academic institutions and spoken at local panels, and has co-authored an article on federal litigation in the context of DOL labor certification. Ms. Kludt is a member of the AILA National Board of Publications Committee for their 2014-2015 term. In August 2014 and April 2015, she was selected by AILA to provide emergency legal aid to children at the U.S./Mexico border, and in 2016, was honored as one of AILA New England's Pro Bono Champions. In addition to the Northampton office, Ms. Kludt manages Curran & Berger's satellite location in Cambridge, MA.
Ms. Kludt holds a BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, a Master of International Relations from Boston University, and a JD with an international concentration from Boston University School of Law. She is a member of American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, and the state bars of Massachusetts, Michigan and the U.S. District Courts for the state of Massachusetts. Ms. Kludt is fluent in Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese.
Co-Sponsored by: UMass Amherst Department of History Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series; Mount Holyoke College Spanish, Latina/o and Latin American Studies Department; Smith College Department of History.