Church Law: The Sanctuary Movement & the Law

$95.00

Re-Broadcast on July 14, 2017

Hundreds of churches, temples and mosques around the country have signed up as “sanctuary congregations” to protest federal immigration policies and protect immigrant families from removal. But what are the legal implications? In one hour, this course will inform you about relevant provisions of immigration and criminal law, defenses to removal for sanctuary recipients, the public policy context, historical precedents for the sanctuary movement, practical considerations, and ways in which religious beliefs may or may not be relevant to legal claims and defenses.

This course is co-sponsored by Wolters Kluwer.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Immigration Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Religious Freedom Restoration ACT

 
Date / Time: July 14, 2017

  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern
  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Central
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Mountain
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Pacific

 
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  • On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 7 business days after the original recording date.

 
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Re-Broadcast on July 14, 2017

jonathan-nelsonJonathan Nelson, Esq. practices primarily in the fields of civil litigation and corporate law, with a concentration on the representation of religious institutions. He is a highly-regarded church law practitioner.

Mr. Nelson established an independent law office in 1991, after eight years of practice in corporate litigation and financial transactional work with major law firms in Chicago and New York City. Over the next twenty-five years, Mr. Nelson represented or advised hundreds of clients in the religious community, including Christian churches of many kinds, a religious order, Hindu temples, Jungians, a Yoruba cultural center, mosques, pastors, church trustees, missionaries, and victims of religious persecution seeking asylum. Mr. Nelson has advised lay boards and clergy on a wide variety of legal concerns. Mr. Nelson has been a panelist at meetings organized by the American Bar Association and other lawyers’ groups. He also served as lead counsel in numerous judicial and administrative litigations, including a precedent-setting lawsuit brought by the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church against the City of New York in 2001 to enforce the church’s First Amendment rights to serve homeless people on the steps of the church. Mr. Nelson has been listed in SuperLawyers since 2012, and has been rated “AV Preeminent” since 1998.

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Section I. Introduction

Section II. Criminal Prohibition against Harboring Alien Lawbreakers

Section III. Legal Historical Context: 1980s Sanctuary Movement and Prosecutions

Section IV. Motivations for Current Sanctuary Movement and Civil Disobedience

Section V. Constitutional Protection for Free Religious Exercise in Context

Section VI. Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Context

Section VII. Practical considerations