The recent presidential campaign and election shined a spotlight on immigration concerns in the United States, has heightened awareness and stirred emotions surrounding legal and illegal immigration issues, including fears among many immigrants that their future in the United States is in question.
In light of those issues, Stetson University is hosting an open forum discussion with St. Petersburg immigration attorney Arturo R. Rios on recent changes in immigration actions and law including the expansion of enforcement capabilities. This forum is free and open to the public. The forum is scheduled for April 1 at 1 p.m. at the Marshall & Vera Lea Rinker Welcome Center, 529 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.
Rios holds a Master of Laws in trial advocacy from Temple University, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Stetson University College of Law, where he was a member of both the Trial Team and Moot Court. Rios is an adjunct professor at Stetson, where he teaches immigration litigation and advocacy, and is a member of Stetson University College of Law Board of Overseers.
Rios has served on the Board of the American Immigration Lawyers Association for the past several years, is the Chapter’s Ambassador to the American Immigration Council, and is the Regional Vice-Chair for the AILA-CFC Tampa Region. Rios’ private legal practice in St. Petersburg is solely focused on Deportation Defense and Immigration Litigation including Immigration Court cases throughout the U.S., appeals to Board of Immigration Appeals, representing employers under Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigation for I-9 compliance and related issues, immigration cases in Federal district and appellate courts, motions to reopen or waivers, and post-conviction relief in criminal courts for immigration-related cases.