VIP Panel on Pending Immigration Law July 17 at Golden Key International Summit in Scottsdale


Golden Key International Honour Society, founded on 29 November 1977, is an academic honor society which recognizes and encourages scholastic achievement and excellence among college and university students from all academic disciplines.

Congressman John Kavanagh; Paul Knost, criminal defense lawyer; and Congressman Ben Miranda, will discuss Senate Bill 1070 on Saturday, July 17, at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale.  The panel is part of Golden Key International Honour Society’s annual Summit. 
The panel discussion is open to the media and will be held from 8:30-9:20 a.m. in the Kierland Grand Ballroom located on the second floor of the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa.  Any media interested in attending the panel discussion, please contact Carol White at prior to July 17 for details. 
John Kavanagh is a professor of criminal justice at Scottsdale Community College and director of the college’s Administration of Justice Studies and Forensic Science Program.  Prior to his current appointment, Kavanagh taught at Arizona State University and served 20 years as a police officer with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police departments, where he retired as a detective sergeant. He has served on or belonged to many government boards and community service organizations including, Board of Health, School District Advisory Panel, the American Legion and Scottsdale Republican Forum, among others.  For a complete bio, visit
For seven years, Paul Knost has served as a criminal defense attorney, handling hundreds of felonies, misdemeanors and DUI cases in Maricopa County.  He provides free consultations to people accused of felony and misdemeanor offenses and keeps affordable fees.  Knost stands behind these three philosophies: every man, woman and child has the right to Due Process and Equal Protection under the law; all people are created equal; and everyone deserves a lawyer who is experienced and affordable.  Visit for more information on Knost.
Elected to the Arizona State Legislature in 2002, Ben Miranda has twice been selected by his peers to serve as Chair of the Arizona Latino Caucus of the State Legislature.  In Nov. 2007, he was awarded the John S. Martinez Leadership Award by the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators.  Miranda’s passion for helping the underserved led him to establish Proyeto Manzana, which is focused on immigrant issues.  He devotes countless hours of free legal advice to people in the Arizona community who could not otherwise obtain legal services.  For a complete bio, visit

About Golden Key

Golden Key is the world's largest collegiate honor society. Membership into the Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of college and university sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as top-performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on their academic achievements. As an international honor society with more than 400 chapters at colleges and universities around the world, Golden Key is committed to a high standard of scholastic achievement, and an ethos of integrity, innovation, respect, collaboration and diversity.