Notes from Baby Jail: The Politics of Immigrant Family Detention

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
6PM
James Room, Barnard Hall
Notes from Baby Jail: The Politics of Immigrant Family Detention

Tuesday, November 1, 6pm, James Room, Barnard Hall
Barnard College, Broadway and 117th St, NYC

In 2014, a surge of refugees fleeing violence in Central America began arriving at the U.S. border, many of them mothers and children. In response, the Obama administration began detaining refugee families in special facilities, an initially ad hoc practice that quickly became institutionalized. Today, the facilities that critics call “baby jails” are beset by serious legal, financial, and political challenges. Yet the number of refugee mothers and children in detention continues to rise. This panel brings together lawyers and advocacy experts as well as a former detainee to explore the politics of family detention today.

Camille Mackler, Director of Legal Initiatives
New York Immigration Coalition

Elora Mukherjee, Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Immigrants' Rights Clinic
Columbia Law School

Suny Rodríguez Alvarado, Former Detainee at South Texas Residential Center

Oriana Sánchez, Advocacy Coordinator
CARA Pro Bono Project
South Texas Family Residential Center

Organized by Nara Milanich, Associate Professor
Department of History, Barnard College

 

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