Thursday, November 12, 2015
Today's edition of Throwback Thursday highlights the work of Wake Forest immprof Margaret Taylor. In 1997, Professor Taylor wrote an article for the Center for Migration Studies series In Defense of the Alien. Her piece was called Symbolic Detention.
In that article, Professor Taylor criticized the "use of detention to send a message, in the hopes of deterring certain conduct or building confidence in [immigration] enforcement efforts," which she termed the "symbolic component of immigration detention." Her work continues to have relevance today as our government has not tired of using detention to "'restore credibility' to the immigration enforcement system."
To close, I offer you a throwback photo of Prof. Taylor from the former Wake Forest website featuring the ever popular "professor interacts with student" pose.