Aug
26

Reading Highlight: A Very Short Introduction to American Immigration

With this down time before Fall classes begin, I’ve been reviewing my supplemental research on general human rights philosophy and immigration policy in order to gear up for my thesis writing. One of my supplementary books for the summer has been American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction by David Gerber. For those of you looking…
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Aug
21

Political Polarization, U.S. Human Trafficking Policy, and Family Separation

Hi Honors Blog Readers! Welcome back to my honors research wrap-up week! Today I’ll be sharing with you a bit of my research on the intersections of political polarization and immigration policy, as I have discovered through my work in the William & Mary Summer Institute on American Politics.

Aug
18

Back From DC: Wrap Up Week

Hello Honors Blog Readers! My time in DC has finally come to an end! Saying goodbye to Lawyers Without Borders was difficult; my supervisors and co-interns were lovely, and I got hands on human rights experience researching child trafficking in Jamaica. In addition, through my fellowship with the William & Mary American Politics Summer Institute,…
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Jul
01

First Month at Lawyers Without Borders

July 1st wraps up my first month of working at Lawyers Without Borders! My time working here is flying by quickly, and I am gaining hands on education related to children’s rights internationally. The knowledge I am gaining here is contextualizing the work for my honors thesis within the larger framework of international human rights advocacy.

May
07

Abstract: Family Separation in Immigration Literature of the 1990s

The recent controversies over “zero tolerance” immigration policy, which has resulted in the separation of children from their parents at the border, have highlighted the importance of family in the movement of people across borders. However, families negotiating the rigors of transnational migration has a much longer history, much of which has been explored in…
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