Constitution Day presentation

Hillary Carls holds her pocket constitution at a Montana State University discussion on Constitution Day 2019.

BOZEMAN – Students learned Tuesday how the U.S. Constitution affects modern-day issues like immigration.

Immigration law, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and citizenship were the issues Montana State University focused on during a presentation at their annual Constitution Day event on Tuesday.

The event commemorates the day the Constitution was signed in 1787.

Two prominent Bozeman lawyers spoke about how the U.S. Constitution is interpreted when it comes to border security, immigration, and Dreamers.

As attorney Hillary Carls pointed out to students on Tuesday afternoon, it’s the constitution that guides Americans through complicated issues like immigration.

“When it is difficult is when our constitution is most important,” Carls said. “The Constitution protects our most vulnerable populations. And it sets the base and the floor of how we treat these people."

Students also had the chance to get in the mix through a discussion on the issues during a question-and-answer session and a panel led by political science and history students.

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