Transnational Migration Deterrence and the Possibilities for #AbolishICE

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Legacies of Racism Event

On November 18, 2020 at 2:00pm, join the Race & Empire Working group and IRRPP for a conversation about the transnational and racial roots of our immigration system. The specter of further border fortification together with horrifying images of overcrowded detention facilities and stranded asylum seekers have brought renewed attention to US migration and asylum policy. This panel traces how rounds of racialized crisis going back to the 1970s have resulted in the construction of the world’s largest system of deterrence, detention, and deportation. It argues that any campaign to end the horrors of family separation and detention must address the transnational deterrence policies in which they are rooted.

Panelists are: Jenna Loyd (UW-Madison), A. Naomi Paik (UIUC), Alison Mountz (Wilfred Laurier University), and moderators Patrisia Macías-Rojas (UIC) and Nicole Nguyen (UIC).

Video from the November 18, 2020 Presentation