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Student Press Law Center
Deciphering DACA: Legal And Reporting Advice
The Student Press Law Center teamed up with Education Writers Association to offer reporters context and resources about DACA, a program President Obama created to temporarily shield young people brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents. Webinar guests: · Corey Mitchell — K-12 Reporter for Education Week · Katie Mangnan — College Reporter for the Chronicle of Higher Education · Prof. Dina Haynes — Professor at New England Law with expertise in immigration law. More resources here: http://bit.ly/2BDUEoK
What Use is International Law to Afghan Women?
This roundtable will review the extent to which international law has served or has failed to serve Afghan women in the wake of the rapid U.S.-led withdrawal from Afghanistan, as well as exploring what role international law can play in promoting and protecting the human rights of Afghan women and ensuring they are included in ongoing conversations about the future of Afghanistan, whether they are living under the rule of the Taliban or in the diaspora. Speakers: Fionnuala Ni Aolain, UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms while Countering Terrorism Shukria Dellawar, Friends Committee on National Legislation Dina Francesca Haynes, New England Law | Boston, Professor of Law, Director, Human Rights and Immigration Law Project; Founder, Afghan Evac & Resettlement Lawyers group Roya Musawi, freelance multimedia journalist and human rights Kathleen Roberts (moderator), Partners in Justice International
Barnard Center for Research on Women
Taking Children: A History of American Terror
A conversation with Laura Briggs, Dina Francesca Haynes, and Valeria Luiselli Images of children in detention camp cages along the US/Mexico border shocked the conscience of many Americans in the latter part of the 2010s, as these images came to represent official US immigration policy. Yet, as historian Laura Briggs argues in her new book, Taking Children: A History of American Terror (2020), the separation of children from their families has a long history in the United States. From the slavery auction block to boarding schools for Native children and more contemporary practices that penalize Black, Native, Latinx, and poor families, the removal of children from their families has long been a strategy of political and social control. This event brings together historian Laura Briggs in conversation with novelist Valeria Luiselli and law professor Dina Francesca Haynes. The three panelists will address the long history of policies of family separation in light of the current anti-migrant federal policy on the southern border of the United States. They will also highlight modes of organizing and resistance to such policies—through activism, legal strategies, storytelling and culture-making, and mutual aid.
Senator Rob Portman
Portman's Opening Remarks at Hearing on HHS Placement of Migrant Children
The Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations unveils the results of its six-month investigation into the federal government’s policies and procedures for placing unaccompanied alien children with adult sponsors. The investigation was triggered by a federal indictment of labor traffickers in Ohio whose victims included children placed by the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement—a division of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS).
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