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Jeri Flynn
Immigration Attorney

Jeri Ann H. Flynn graduated in 1974 from Nicholls State University in Thibodeaux with a B.A. in History, and in 1977 from the LSU Law Center with a J.D. degree, and in 1994 with a M.A.H. degree in Humanities from LSU.

Since 1978 she has engaged in the private practice of law in Baton Rouge, and for many years she has limited her practice to immigration and nationality law. Ms. Flynn served as Louisiana Chapter Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association ("AILA") for two years from 1986 to 1988, and she served as Chapter Chair for AILA's Mid- South Chapter (comprised of five states) for one year from 1996 to 1997.

During those years, she served on AILA's Board of Governors. Ms. Flynn has served on numerous AILA committees at the chapter and national levels and has lectured and written articles in numerous areas of immigration and nationality law.

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10/16 - Election 2016

What concerns are on citizens’ minds as they go to the polls this fall?

The presidential election may be getting all of the attention, but Louisiana residents will be making several important decisions at the ballot box in November. The U.S. Senate seat left up for grabs by retiring Sen. David Vitter has drawn a field of 24 candidates. Louisianians in the south- and northwest parts of the state will also be voting on congressmen. So, what national concerns are on citizens’ minds as they go to the polls this fall? What statewide issues should be on the mind of Louisiana’s next Congressional leaders? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers on “Election 2016” Wednesday, October 26 at 7p.m. (Taping Tuesday, October 25)

Our Panelists:

• Elizabeth Crisp / The Advocate
• Greg Hilburn / Gannett Newspapers
• Martin Johnson, Ph.D. / LSU Manship School of Mass Communication
• Albert Samuels, Ph.D. / Mandela School of Public Policy, Southern University

• Guest Host: Patricia Smith / Assistant to Dean of Political Science Dept., Southern University

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