ImmigRacism: How Does Immigration Law Manifest Racism and Impact Immigrant Communities?
Part of the Examining Structural Racism segment of the UB Law in Focus Discussion Series
On August 27, 2020, UBalt Law alumnae Alejandra Morisi, J.D. '14 , senior attorney at Kids in Need of Defense (KIND); Rexanah Wyse, J.D. '13 , chief of staff at the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness; and Mike Mitchell , executive director of Foreign-Born Information and Referral Network (FIRN), joined UBalt Law professor Elizabeth Keyes , who directs the Immigrant Rights Clinic, for a conversation on ImmigRacism.
In their work, these panelists have championed immigrants in multiple spheres, from the immigration and family courts to accessing public benefits and addressing homelessness. They examined racism at our borders and inside the country as immigrants endeavor to access justice and human rights.
There is a suggested reading/watching to learn more on this topic:
- Karla McKanders, Immigration and Blackness (blogpost)
- Kevin Johnson, Race, the Immigration Laws, and Domestic Race Relations: A “Magic Mirror'” into the Heart of Darkness (law review article)
- Elizabeth Keyes, Race and Immigration, Then and Now (law review article)
- Jayashri Srikantiah and Shirin Shannar, White Nationalism as Immigration Policy (online essay)
- PBS, Chinese Exclusion Act Documentary
- Hiroshi Motomura, Americans in Waiting (book)
- NPR, When Immigrants Commit Crimes They Can Be Punished Twice (podcast)
Alejandra Morisi, J.D. '14
Senior Attorney, Kids in Need Defense
Rexanah Wyse, J.D. '13
Chief of Staff, U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness
Executive Director, Foreign-Born Information and Referral Network
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