(September 9, 2015)

Centenary students to observe Constitution Day with immigration discussion

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SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary College's annual observance of Constitution Day on Tuesday, September 15 will feature a student panel focusing on issues connected to immigration. Constitution Day commemorates the ratification of the United States Constitution in September 1787 and is celebrated across the country with local events focusing on constitutional history and citizenship.

"This year on Constitution Day, we'll have a panel discussion among four students about immigration," said Dr. Christopher Parker, Centenary professor of political science and advisor for the event. "The students will talk about the constitutional issues relating to immigration policy, and how they relate to current policy debates. In particular, they will focus on the issue of birthright citizenship and the respective roles of the federal and state governments in crafting immigration policy."

The Constitution Day panel will take place in Centenary's Kilpatrick Auditorium on Tuesday, September 15 at 11:10 a.m. The panel is free and open to the public.