Everything About the US Immigration System: Susan Dussault - 2/1
Legal advocate, educator, scholar and Lake Oswego resident Susan Dussault will answer the questions: How do people become U.S. citizens? How do noncitizens get permission to live and work in the U.S.? How do some people live and work in the U.S. with no legal immigration status? Hear the answers to these and other questions in a lively, interactive, apolitical presentation. You’ll come away having a better understanding of both the legal and the human aspects of U.S. immigration laws and policies.
City Hall Council Chambers, 380 A Ave., 7 pm
Dussault is part of the adjunct law faculty at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland.
Her practice currently focuses on humanitarian and family-based immigration matters. She is the founder and executive director of Legal Immigration Services & Teaching for Oregon Students (LISTOS), a nonprofit with a mission is to improve the lives of economically disadvantaged non-U.S. citizens living in Oregon.
LISTOS’ current focus is on assisting and empowering students who were brought into this country without authorization as children, and students in citizenship classes who are lawful permanent residents applying to naturalize.
Dussault previously directed the Human Rights & Immigration Clinic at Willamette University College of Law. In 2016, she served as a volunteer attorney, classroom instructor and tutor at SOAR (Sponsors Organized to Assist Refugees) Immigration Legal Services where she advised and assisted Spanish-speaking individuals with immigration issues, visa applications, and preparation for the U.S. citizenship examination.
In addition to her work in the immigration field, Dussault has extensive experience as a litigator and employment attorney. She graduated with distinction from Stanford Law School.