Migrating to Prison: America’s Obsession with Locking Up Immigrants
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Virtual Program on YouTube Live, 7 p.m.
(Rescheduled from 4/21/20)
Every year, the United States imprisons almost half a million people because of immigration law violations. In Migrating to Prison: America’s Obsession with Locking Up Immigrants, García Hernández explains that we haven’t always done things this way and argues that we shouldn’t.
This event is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and co-sponsored by the departments of sociology; Latin American, Latinx and Caribbean studies; Spanish & Portuguese; the Program in Policy Studies and the Community Studies Center.
Biography (provided by the speaker)
César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández is a writer and law professor at the University of Denver who focuses on migration policing. In December 2019, he published a book, Migrating to Prison: America’s Obsession with Locking Up Immigrants, about the United States’ reliance on prisons to enforce immigration law. In 2015, he published his first book, Crimmigration Law. His op-eds have appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Newsweek, Salon, and elsewhere. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, Public Radio International, BBC, The Nation, La Opinión, and numerous other publications in the United States and around the world.
Hernández publishes crimmigration.com, a blog about the convergence of criminal and immigration law. He has been a fulbright scholar in Slovenia and is currently a member of the American Bar Association Commission on Immigration.
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The Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues has established a series of programmatic events dedicated to the theme of leadership in an age of uncertainty. This initiative is grounded on the reality that today’s generation of Dickinson students confronts a large number of intractable political, economic, and social problems: terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, environmental pollution, global warming, a sustainable energy policy, the ongoing financial crisis, the federal deficit, the amount of public and private debt, the health care crisis, along with issues regarding race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation, as well as technology and privacy. These issues and problems directly or indirectly pose challenges to the College and the local community that may in time require fundamental changes in institutions, values, and practices across the public, private, and non-profit sectors of American society. How Dickinsonians respond to these challenges presents us with an opportunity for reflection on the meaning of leadership in the contemporary world. This series is partially supported by a fund created by Betty R. ’58 and Dan Churchill.