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POSTPONED: VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLE: March 13 – The Border is Everywhere: The Crisis of the Immigration Enforcement Regime

As per the university policy, we have postponed our conference as well as the virtual roundtable .
We will be working to compose virtual presentations and resources to support our collective efforts to support human rights and will share in the near future.
CONFERENCE POSTPONED – VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLE
The Border is Everywhere: The Crisis of the Immigration Enforcement Regime

As per the university policy, we have postponed our conference until the fall. However, we do not want to lose momentum precisely at a time that detainees and immigrants are facing an even more precarious reality, in terms of lack of health care access, living in overcrowded, unsanitary conditions at detention centers, and the likelihood this administration will capitalize on the panic.

Join us via livestream with roundtable participants this Friday from 10am-1pm. Our guiding questions will be around how the current health crisis will impact these communities and what actions we can take.

LIVESTREAM LINK HERE  (will become active at start of event)

Overview
The border is everywhere intentionally signals the encroachment of immigration control and boundary making across multiple spaces of civic life. The conference seeks to examine the unfolding human rights violations suffered by immigrants seeking asylum and those seeking the opportunity to build and maintain their lives in the United States. Since 2014, immigration enforcement agencies have steadily increased the use of draconian measures to exacerbate the politically charged ‘border crisis’ as people from Latin America, the Caribbean, and other countries seek to enter the United States. The conference will consider the violations of rights of the asylum seekers, the crisis of family separation, the proliferation of detention centers across the country, the unjustifiable deaths of children and adults in detention centers, and the amorphous legislation and enforcement measures seeking to exclude people based on xenophobia and misinformation.

This conference aims to bridge the gaps between academia, policy and street level organizing through the linking up of scholars, students, policy makers and organizers. Experts invited will include lawyers, advocates, and scholars that are expert on the laws and human rights conventions that govern immigration in the United States.

 

The Border is Everywhere: The Crisis of the Immigration Enforcement Regime

A two-day conference hosted by the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies at The Graduate Center, CUNY in collaboration with the Social Anatomy of the Deportation Regime working group at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. (preliminary program above)

March 13, 9am – 5pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Elebash Hall
365 Fifth Avenue, NYC

March 14, 9am-5pm
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Moot Court
524 West 59th Street, NYC

RSVP here


The border is everywhere intentionally signals the encroachment of immigration control and boundary-making across multiple spaces of civic life. The conference seeks to examine the unfolding human rights violations suffered by immigrants seeking asylum and those seeking the opportunity to build and maintain their lives in the United States. Since 2014, immigration enforcement agencies have steadily increased the use of draconian measures to exacerbate the politically charged ‘border crisis’ as people from Latin America, the Caribbean, and other countries seek to enter the United States. The conference will consider the violations of rights of the asylum seekers, the crisis of family separation, the proliferation of detention centers across the country, the unjustifiable deaths of children and adults in detention centers, and the amorphous legislation and enforcement measures seeking to exclude people based on xenophobia and misinformation.

This conference aims to bridge the gaps between academia, policy and street-level organizing through the linking up of scholars, students, policymakers and organizers. Experts invited will include lawyers, advocates, and scholars that are expert on the laws and human rights conventions that govern immigration in the United States.

Cosponsored by the CUNY Mexican Studies Institute and the CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Science.

RSVP here


**This event is free and open to the public**
Your contact information is for registration purposes only and will not be shared or distributed in any way./ Su información de contacto es solo para fines de registro y no se compartirá ni distribuirá de ninguna manera.

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