CONTACT: Tim Bueler
MINUTEMAN PROJECT FOUNDER JIM GILCHRIST TO ADDRESS HARVARD LAW SCHOOL
Cambridge, MA- Each year Harvard Law School hosts the annual Journal on Legislation (JOL) Symposium, and this year they have invited Jim Gilchrist, founder and president of the Minuteman Project, to participate on its panel scheduled for February 26 in Cambridge, MA. This year's symposium at the Harvard Law School will focus on immigration law with invited panelists ranging from legislators and government officials to academics and private practitioners from across the political spectrum.
The appearance at Harvard fits well into the goal of our mission, Minuteman Project president Jim Gilchrist said, to continue bringing national awareness to the consequences of unenforced U.S. immigration laws.
MEDIA BOOKER ALERT: Gilchrist is available to the media from Monday February 23 until Wednesday February 25 before his appearance at Harvard.
The symposium will include two panels, one covering asylum and refugee issues, the second covering border issues and migrant workers. These issues are of particular relevance to the U.S. electorate, but given little reference by candidates in the recent presidential race.
I am not surprised that Harvard would welcome the open expression of ideas from the Minuteman Project, Gilchrist said. Since its inception almost 400 years ago, Harvard has been a lodestar of free thought and speech. That is why it has cultivated so many extraordinary social, technical, scientific, and philosophical visionaries and innovators.
Gilchrist, whose 5600-word essay on immigration was published by Georgetown University Law School (Wash. D.C.) last fall, has also been invited to submit an immigration-related article for publication by the Harvard Journal on Legislation.
Gilchrist, the president of the Minuteman Project, is a retired California CPA and a former newspaper reporter. He founded the multi-ethnic Minuteman Project in 2004 to encourage public debate on what he refers to as a chaotic and careless attitude by our nation's political governors toward our nation's physical security, its domestic tranquility and economic prosperity. He is a passionate defender of free speech and an avid supporter of law enforcement organizations.
About your guest:
Jim Gilchrist is the founder and President of the Minuteman Project, a multi-ethnic grassroots organization dedicated to border security and immigration law enforcement. For more information visit www.MinutemanProject.com