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Migrating to Prison: America’s Obsession with Locking Up Immigrants

9/14/2020  - 


Migrating to Prison: America’s Obsession with Locking Up Immigrants
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
5:00pm-6:00pm


Please join us for a virtual book discussion with Professor César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández on his book, “Migrating to Prison: America’s Obsession with Locking Up Immigrants.” The book takes a historical approach to understanding immigration policy and, more specifically, the incarceration of immigrants. Weaved throughout are the stories of people whose lives have been forever changed by America’s immigration prison system. Migrating to Prison is an urgent call for the abolition of immigration prisons and a radical reimagining of the United States: who belongs and on what criteria is that determination made? Dean Valencia will moderate the discussion.

Please register for this event in advance: https://capital.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIpdu2vqDsrGty31IjE4p5utTkXJGx_r4PH
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César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández is a writer and law professor at the University of Denver who focuses on migration policing. In December 2019, he published a book, Migrating to Prison: America’s Obsession with Locking Up Immigrants, about the United States’ reliance on prisons to enforce immigration law. In 2015, he published his first book, Crimmigration Law. His op-eds have appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Newsweek, Salon, and elsewhere. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, Public Radio International, BBC, The Nation, La Opinión, and numerous other publications in the United States and around the world. Hernández publishes crimmigration.com, a blog about the convergence of criminal and immigration law. He has been a Fulbright scholar in Slovenia and is currently a member of the American Bar Association Commission on Immigration.