“Orange is the New Black” star and immigration reform activist Diane Guerrero will visit Penn State Harrisburg at 5 p.m. April 11 in the Capital Union Building gymnasium on campus. Guerrero will discuss immigration and her book titled “In the Country We Love: My Family Divided.”
Patterns and trends in racial and ethnic inequality over recent decades is the focus of a new publication published by John Iceland, professor and department head of sociology and criminology and Population Research Institute associate at Penn State.
Researchers in the Penn State's Department of Biobehavioral Health studied 89 Latino farmworkers in Texas over the course of five months and found -- based both on their observations and on the perceptions of their subjects -- that Latino farmworkers regularly felt discriminated against, most often at the hands of the farm owner.
An information session covering President Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigration will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 3 in 116 Lewis Katz Building on Penn State's University Park campus.
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Immigration policy must consider what is fair, what is legal, what is reasonable, and what is practical, says Penn State Law professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia.
Over the last two decades, Latino immigrant populations in the United States have experienced significant growth in areas that had little previous experience with them. Recent Penn State research indicates that rural growth in high-amenity areas such as Sun Valley, Idaho, or Cooperstown, New York, is an important but overlooked pull factor for low-wage Latino immigrants arriving in rural communities across America.
Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Penn State Law professor, along with students from the Penn State Law Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic will begin a series of educational group rights presentations at the Clinton County Correctional Facility in McElhattan for non-citizens who are currently in immigration custody.
Law students in Penn State's Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic, in collaboration with the American Immigration Council and the American Bar Association Commission on Immigration, have created an innovative practice advisory for attorneys representing non-citizens in immigration proceedings.
Children are among the most vulnerable parties in the legal system and often lack legal counsel, especially in an immigration context. On behalf of client Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) and as part of their work at the Center for Immigrants' Rights, Penn State Law students (now attorneys) Nick Quesenberry, 2011 graduate, and Tayler Summers, 2012 graduate, helped create training materials on U and T Visas. Their contribution became part of a recently finalized training manual for pro bono attorneys who take on cases through KIND.
On Sept. 7, the Center for Immigrants' Rights and the Centre County Women's Resource Center's Civil Legal Representation Project will be co-sponsoring "Immigration Remedies for Victims of Domestic Abuse," an in depth Continuing Legal Education program featuring immigration and domestic violence experts about the laws relating to U visa, T visa, and VAWA protections. A panel of immigration law experts will examine the policies and politics of serving immigrant victims and discuss strategies for handling such cases.
Advocates and attorneys who work with victims of domestic violence need to understand the dynamics of power and control and how they affect the safety of their clients. This understanding is especially important in working with noncitizen victims who often face additional hurdles compared to American citizens. The Center for Immigrants' Rights has published "Immigration Relief for Victims of Domestic Violence and Abuse," a toolkit to help practitioners in representing immigrant victims of domestic abuse.
The impact of a federal government program that targeted noncitizens from mostly Muslim majority countries is documented in a new report titled "The NSEERS Effect: A Decade of Racial Profiling, Fear, and Secrecy" developed by the Penn State Law Center for Immigrants' Rights on behalf of the Rights Working Group. The report follows earlier work by the center on the "end" of the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS) as announced by the Department of Homeland Security last April.
Immigration Law expert Victor Romero, a Penn State Law professor, shares his perspectives on the Arizona Immigration Law argued at the Supreme Court on April 25. He sees a potential outcome where the Court may decide to uphold portions of the law and strike down other sections. He also predicts law graduates interested in practicing immigration law will need to be aware not only of federal laws and statutes but of state laws as well.