CrImmigration is on the schedule for audiences in New Haven, Connecticut and Fort Wayne, Indiana on Friday and Saturday.
Yale Law School will host a conference on Saturday (April 5) that will include a discussion of immigrants’ rights in the context of critical race theory. The conference, titled “Re-Envisioning Race in a ‘Post-Racial’ Era: New Approaches in Critical Race Theory,” features a stellar cast of academics and practitioners. Saturday morning from 10:15-11:45, Dean R. Kevin Johnson, Stephen Lee (assistant professor, University of California-Irvine School of Law), Loreli Salas (legal director, Make the Road New York), and I will team up for a panel that will address the racial dynamics of immigration law and potential legislative reforms. My talk will be based off my article “Creating Crimmigration” (BYU Law Review 2013) about how crImmigration law developed as a backlash to the civil rights reforms of the 1960s. Registration information is available here.
Tomorrow (Friday, April 4), I’ll also be speaking at the Indiana Tech Law School in Fort Wayne, Indiana about immigration imprisonment. Part of the Midwest People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, I’ll discuss how imprisonment came to be viewed as a “normal”–even necessary–feature of immigration law enforcement. This is a talk based off my current research project, tentatively titled “Naturalizing Immigration Imprisonment.”