Noted immigration attorney to give March 15 guest ...

Noted immigration attorney to give March 15 guest lecture at MTSU

Noted Nashville immigration law specialist Elliott Ozment will speak on the “History of Xenophobia in America” at MTSU.

Ozment’s talk will start at 2:20 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, in the Simmons Amphitheatre (Room 106) of the Paul W. Martin Sr. Honors Building. The talk is open to the public.

Elliott Ozment

Elliott Ozment

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Ozment’s visit is presented by the MTSU Department of Political Science and University Honors College, which often invites guest speakers to share expertise — often about timely topics.

Xenophobia, Ozment’s topic, relates to the fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners.

An alumnus of MTSU for his undergraduate degree in political science and Vanderbilt University for his law degree, Ozment has focused his practice in immigration law since 1998.

Ozment has provided initial consultations to more than 1,000 individuals and families and represented hundreds of clients in Immigration and Naturalization Services cases in Tennessee and around the country.

He has earned a number of awards and is a former member of the Tennessee House of Representatives.

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