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Protect, Serve, and Deport: The Rise of Policing as Immigration Enforcement

When: Thursday, April 13, 2017
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Central

Where: Kresge Hall, 1515, 1880 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Carlos Octavio Ballinas   847.467.3980

Group: The Latina and Latino Studies Program

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Lecture by Prof. Amada Armenta 

Between 2007 and 2012, the local jail in Nashville, Tennessee participated in an immigration enforcement program called 287(g), turning jail employees into immigration officers who identified over 10,000 removable immigrants for deportation. The vast majority of those identified for removal were not serious criminals but Latino residents arrested by local police for minor violations. Protect, Serve, and Deport explains how local politics, state laws, institutional policies, and police practices work together to deliver removable immigrants into an expanding federal deportation system, conveying powerful messages about race, citizenship, and belonging. 

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