Attorney for asylum seekers chosen as speaker on Constitution Day that celebrates US citizenship

Centenary College seems to be taking a political position against the Trump administration's immigration policies with its choice of speakers for Constitution Day.

The United Methodist-affiliated college has invited an attorney who is a frequent critic of US immigration policies for asylum seekers to be the speaker for Constitution Day on September 18, 2019, at 7 pm in Room 114, Mickle Hall.

According to a press release sent to media outlets by the college, attorney Lara Nochomovitz has been working in Louisiana in a role that is "bringing justice for immigrants, especially those detained as asylum seekers."

The Centenary College Registrar's Office will also host a voter registration drive for Texas and Louisiana students from 8 am to 4 pm.

Nochomovitz’s discussion is presented as Centenary’s annual Constitution Day observance and will take place on Wednesday, September 18, at 7:00 p.m. in Room 114, Mickle Hall.

Constitution Day commemorates the Sept. 1787 ratification of the US Constitution.

The press release portrays Nochomovitz as a heroic individual who "has dedicated her career to the pursuit of justice, particularly for populations who may not have a voice."

Promoting Nochomovitz as the speaker for the event as Constitution Day and announcing the voter registration drive at the same time seems to be an unmistakeably anti-Trump political statement.

Constitution Day was created to celebrate US citizens and the millions of immigrants who have already been naturalized as US Citizens. However, the press release did not list any Centenary College event that would celebrate great US citizens or exceptional immigrants who had already become US citizens.