Monday, May 27, 2019

Citizenship and Migration events at Law and Society Meeting in Washington DC: May 30-June 2

The 2019 Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association, held in Washington, DC, is coming up on May 30-June 2!

The Citizenship and Migration CRN2 Section is sponsoring 29 panels, roundtables, and other events at the LSA 2019 Annual Meeting. The panels are summarized at this link and can be found by searching the Law and Society conference website. Forthcoming posts on featured events to be posted throughout the week, including new books by Sarah Song and a formidable team of crimmimmigration scholars Jennifer Chacon, Tanya Golash-Boza, and Yolanda Vasquez. UPDATE: Mae Ngai's roundtable” Citizenship in the US: New Historical Approaches” will be on Sat 6/1 at 4:45 pm in Hyatt Everglades.

Business Meeting

The Annual CRN 2 Business Meeting. This will be held at 6:45 PM in Regency B at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, the LSA conference hotel. At the Business Meeting, changes in leadership will be discussed and upcoming events will be discussed (including a pre-conference workshop on immigration for LSA Denver 2020). There will also be time for mutual introductions, announcement regarding workshop and publication opportunities, and more. Regarding leadership roles, there are still lots of opportunities to be involved and engaged with leading and organizing with our Research Network, and the best way to get linked in, stay informed on future events and opportunities, as well as meet new colleagues and learn more about CRN2 is to attend the meeting!


Happy Hour/Social Gathering

Immediately following the CRN2 Business Meeting, a happy hour will be held at the Billy Goat Tavern, just a few blocks away from the conference hotel at 500 New Jersey Ave NW #1, for drinks and dialogue. Feel free to bring friends and colleagues to join for this social event, especially those who may be interested in becoming involved and engaged with CRN 2. 

Community Encounter and Advocacy Panel, sponsored by CRN2


Title:   Immigration Advocacy During Contentious Times

Date:   Friday, May 31st

Time:   8:00 - 9:45 am

Place: Regency A, Table 1  

Description:  This roundtable features immigration attorneys and advocates from several nonprofits in the Greater DC area. The panelists will discuss how current immigration policies have affected the populations that they serve, as well as their organization's responses to these policies. The goal of this panel is to highlight both the agency of the immigrants who are seeking to navigate the U.S.'s complex immigration system, as well as the nonprofits who are working alongside them to ensure that their voices are heard.  Topics discussed will include the following: family separation, ICE raids, notario fraud, humanitarian applications for survivors of gender-based violence, immigration applications on behalf of detained minors, family-based immigration petitions, TPS and DACA. The panel provides an unparalleled opportunity to connect with DC-area immigration attorneys and to ask them about their work. The presenters are *not* academics -- they are immigration attorneys who represent individuals that have been affected by the current administration's immigration policies.  It is the CRN2's hope that this panel will be relevant and informative for many CRN2 members' ongoing research agendas. See attached document for more details including the names of our advocacy-centered presenters and interlocutors.


Joining the CRN Listserv

To join the Citizenship and Migration CRN2 list-serve, please feel email CRN2 co-organizer Miranda Hallett at


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