Join the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences tomorrow, 9/19 at 4pm for a discussion of the politics, policies, and pragmatics of current immigration policy, particularly the recent termination of DACA. This policy has important implications for students at our university and across the nation, staff members, and hundreds of thousands of individuals who may lose their rights to work and reside in the United States.
This event will examine how immigration policy is made,the history of DACA and other immigration reform policies,and what we as a campus community can do to support our community members.
Tuesday, 9/19, 4-7pm
Campus Center 168
Refreshments will be available throughout the event.
4pm: Immigration Politics and Policy in the US
Rebecca Hamlin, Professor of Legal Studies and Political Science, UMASS
Luis Marentes, Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, UMASS
4:45-5:45: National and local activism
Dan Berger, Immigration Lawyer, Curran and Berger LLP
Eduardo Samaniego, Student Activist
ACLU director of the Immigrant Protection Project on DACA policies
5:45-6:30: Impact on our Community
Angelica Bernal, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Academic Fellows Program, UMass
Pamela Dutta, Student Legal Services, UMass
Kevin A. Young, Professor of History, UMass
Sponsored by SBS, CLACLS, Legal Studies, Political Science, Spanish and Portuguese, The Five College African Studies Council