Tuesday, September 21, 2021
With apologies for the very last minute notice.... at 9AM Central today starts a 3 day online conference organized by the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility: ABOLISH ICE? What does it mean and what is at stake?
Here's the conference description: "What is at stake when people call to transform the immigration enforcement system? In recent years, immigration enforcement has been gaining increasing attention from the media, policy-makers, scholars, and the general public. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) - the fundamental machinery within the Department of Homeland Security in charge of enforcing immigration laws in the interior of the country - has been faced with accusations of human rights abuses in detention centers, conducting brutal long-term family separations, enforcing zero tolerance policies and racial profiling, along with a lack of accountability and oversight, and the waste and mismanagement of its funding resources. The accruing negative attention has framed ICE as the toxic face of the immigration system, and has inspired a spectrum of responses to transform it."
Today's panel is 9-10:30 Central: Meaningful Transformation of the Immigration Enforcement System. Registration here (not too late to join!).
Tomorrow's panel is 9-10:30 Central: Imagining a Post-ICE Immigration Enforcement System. Registration here.
Tomorrow's panel is 3-4:30PM Central: Up-Ending Enforcement to Impact Immigration System Reform. Registration here.