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Sociology Colloquium, 3/24/2021

Deported to Death: Asylum, Drug Violence and Immigration Enforcement on the U.S. Mexico Border

Dr. Jeremy Slack, The University of Texas at El PasoJeremy Slack Colloquium

During the Trump administration a number of policies and practices led to a concentration of asylum seekers and deportees stuck at the U.S. Mexico border, this builds upon the past decade of escalation in non-state violence directed at migrants in the form of kidnapping, extortion and forced labor. This talk draws from my recent book as well as new research that chronicles how Trump’s border and immigration policies made exposure to criminal violence an explicit aspect of the deterrence narrative. Moreover, as we head into new challenges, as well as the potential for reform, the covid restrictions of Title 42 and Title 8 are causing unintended consequences up and down the border.

March 24, 2021
Wednesday, 12–1:30pm
Zoom session
Meeting ID: 972 5055 8403
Passcode: 649741

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