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The Migrant Caravan and the Law and Politics of the Border

  • Harvard Law School WCC 3007 Room Cambridge, MA (map)

Join the Harvard Immigration Project, Mexican Law Students Association and La Alianza for a discussion of the legal, political and social issues surrounding the ‘migrant caravan’, with Professor Ieva Jusionyte and Professor Sabrineh Ardalan.

A number of migrant caravans comprising thousands of Central American migrants are walking through Mexico with the aim of reaching the US. In the lead up to the mid-terms, President Trump labeled the caravan an ‘invasion’, sending troops to the US-Mexico border. On November 9, the President issued a proclamation restricting the ability to apply for asylum to those who present at ports of entry.

Ieva Jusionyte is an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Committee on Degrees in Social Studies at Harvard University. Her recent book, Threshold: Emergency Responders on the U.S.-Mexico Border, delves into the lives of first responders under heightened security on both sides of the wall.

Sabrineh Ardalan is assistant director at the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program.

Lunch provided. Sponsored by Latham & Watkins.

Earlier Event: November 9
Ieva Jusionyte at Harvard Book Store
Later Event: February 15
Ieva Jusionyte at Antigone Books