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Biden and the Border: Immigration and Border Policy Under Biden
October 19, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
When entering office, President Biden promised a humane immigration policy and a departure from the previous administration’s cruelty toward migrants. But ten months into the Biden Administration, migrants continue to face mass deportation and detention camps operated under Trump have been reopened.
Please join us for a critical evaluation of immigration policy and policing under Biden, and a conversation about actually honoring the humanity of people who migrate. The discussion will feature Nana Gyamfi, executive director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI), Rebekah Entralgo Fernández, managing editor of IPS’ Inequality.org, and A. Naomi Paik, associate professor of Criminology, Law, & Justice and Global Asian Studies at the University of Illinois, Chicago, and author of the book Rightlessness and Bans, Walls, Raids, Sanctuary: Understanding US immigration for the 21st Century.
Moderated by Khury Petersen-Smith, Michael Ratner Middle East Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies.