“Despite the abundance of evidence that immigration is not linked to higher crime rates, and that immigrants are less likely to be criminals than the native-born, many U.S. policymakers succumb to their fears and prejudices about what they imagine immigrants to be. As a result, far too many immigration policies… are criminalizing an ever broadening swath of the immigrant population by applying a double standard when it comes to the consequences for criminal behavior.”
-American Immigration Council
Marisol Brito, Philosophy Department, will moderate a panel and discussion with:
If you can provide or need a ride to the Brooklyn Park campus from Saint Paul and back, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship will make every effort to arrange carpooling.
This event part of the second annual series of Current Topics in Criminal Justice organized by the Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Studies Department. Co-sponsors include Hennepin Technical College, and Metropolitan State's Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship (ICES) and the American Democracy Project. For more information, contact Raj Sethuraju, Criminal Justice faculty member.
A light snack and refreshments will be provided.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
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