GRITIM-UPF Seminar by John Palmer: The US War on Immigrants

GRITIM-UPF Seminar by John Palmer: The US War on Immigrants



The US War on Immigrants: From border militarization to the systematic abuse of children and their parents

by John Palmer - Interdisciplinary Research Group on Immigration (GRITIM) and Sociodemography Research Group (DemoSoc)

This seminar is being offered in light of the dramatic escalation of anti-immigrant policies under the Trump administration, including the separation of children from their parents as a tool for deterrence, mass criminal prosecutions for immigration violations, the terrorization of minority communities by immigration police and unchecked extremist groups, the retreat from refugee protection, the attack on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, and continued attempts to impose the “Muslim ban” that Trump promised on his campaign trail. The seminar will explore how the United States reached this point, including decades of self-reinforcing anti-immigrant policies and ballooning enforcement budgets under both Democratic and Republican administrations. It will then provide an overview of the Trump administration’s immigration policies, highlighting the ways in which they differ from what has been seen previously, their impact on people’s lives, and ongoing efforts to challenge and resist them.

Date: 13 June 2018, Wednesday

Time: 15:00 – 16:30

Place: UPF- Ciutadella Campus

Room: 24:120 (Merce Rodoreda Building)


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