Aug
28

Summary Post

It appears my summer experience has come to an end! The opportunity to juxtapose my research against the real, hands on experience I was receiving at Lawyers Without Borders was invaluable. My focus on child trafficking at Lawyers Without Borders allowed me to dive in depth into a particular realm of family separation, in which…
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Aug
27

Reflections on Bureaucracy and Immigration Policy

As I consider the more policy-based implications of my research on family separation in immigrant literature, I have been thinking about not only the role of Congress in forming immigration policy, but also the impact of bureaucracy. 

Aug
27

Reading Highlight: Claire of the Sea Light and Links to Lawyers Without Borders Experience

As a supplement to my core three texts, I have been reading Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat. Danticat’s Breath, Eyes, Memory is one of my central texts, so perusing her other work has allowed me to explore some of the central themes in her work. 

Aug
27

Reading Highlight: Salvadorans in Suburbia

For my next reading highlight, I’ll be discussing Salvadorans in Suburbia by Sarah Mahler, an overview of the Salvadoran immigrant experience in the United States, particularly in suburban areas rather than urban or rural ones. El Salvador’s position in the Caribbean region and relationship with 1990s United States immigration policy make this book a valuable…
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Aug
27

Reading Highlight: The Human Right to Health

For my next reading highlight, I’ll be discussing “The Human Right to Health” by Jonathan Wolff. While not directly related to American immigration policy, the framework Wolff puts forth intersects with other human rights issues and can easily be linked.