Trauma and the U.S. immigration System: Immigrant Detention, Family Separation, and Undocumented Work
Participants include Sarah Rogerson, Clinical Professor of Law, Director of Immigration Law Clinic, Director of Law Clinic and Justice Center at Albany Law School, Dr. Andrea Green, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the New Americans Clinic at University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, Migrant Justice, Hannah Krutiansky ’19, and Meron Benti ’19
This panel will feature practitioners and activists focused on responding to current immigration policies. Sarah Rogerson represents immigrant detainees in the Albany County Jail. Dr. Andrea Green will speak about the effects of family separation and immigration policies on children’s and family health. Migrant Justice is based in Vermont and advocates for migrant workers rights, and has promoted the Milk with Dignity campaign in Vermont. Hannah Krutiansky has worked with RAICES working with detained immigrant families. Meron Benti ’19 is an asylum recipient. This event brings together migrant advocates who are working on behalf of the most vulnerable migrant populations. They offer witness to the atrocities enacted against migrants and are working to address injustices at the institutional level as well as engaging individual needs of migrants.
This event is co-sponsored by American Studies, Center for Comparative Studies of Race and Ethnicity, Juntos, Alianza, History Department, Gender, Sexuality, & Feminist Studies, and Latin American Studies/IGST.