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NCCU Law Professor for Comment on Immigration Order

North Carolina Central University (NCCU) School of Law Professor Scott Holmes is available to comment on the President’s executive order that bans refugees from entering the United States for four months, places an indefinite ban on refugees from Syria, bars entry by anyone from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yeman for 90 days, and reduces by half the number of refugees allowed into the U.S. during 2017. 

WHO: Scott Holmes is an assistant clinical professor of law and has worked as a trial lawyer in civil rights and criminal defense cases, representing Dream Team activists for undocumented youth, Moral Monday and Occupy protesters and others. Holmes is a supervising attorney for the Civil Litigation Clinic at NCCU. He teaches Criminal Procedure, Restorative Justice, Legal Problems of the Poor and other courses. Previously, Holmes was a partner at the law firm of Brock, Payne & Meece where he handled serious criminal cases in state and federal court, at trial and on appeal. A UNC Law School graduate and recipient of the Friday Fellowship for Human Relations, he has also served as a public defender in Durham, N.C. Holmes has been a quoted source in regional, state and national media outlets, including U.S. News and World Report.  

CONTACT: To contact Professor Scott Holmes, email to scott.holmes@nccu.edu. 


Published: Sunday, January 29, 2017
by Senior Writer and Editor, Renee Elder
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