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Fri, Jul 06


Location: Online

Ideology and Immigration Policy "Deep Dive" - A Learning Community

Why are public debates on immigration so divisive? How can we as advocates intervene in public discourse to promote the ideal of a nation of immigrants?

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Ideology and Immigration Policy "Deep Dive" - A Learning Community

Time & Location

Jul 06, 2018, 7:00 PM – Aug 17, 2018, 11:00 PM

Location: Online

About The Event

Ideology and Immigration Policy “Deep Dive” – A Learning Community on Immigration and Citizenship

This 7-week learning community maps and explores the terrain of immigration politics in America. We will achieve this by

• examining key moments in American history, court cases and actions of policymakers that have shaped our current regulatory and legal framework for immigration; and

• exploring strategies to address and navigate attitudinal barriers, normative assumptions about citizenship, the role of borders, and other socio-economic phenomena that systematically pose challenges to advocacy and transformative public debate on immigration.

This learning community is open to all advocates who believe in, and are committed to, re-invigorating an inclusive American ideal of a nation of immigrants.

We will convene online through the AdvocatesROC Moodle course portal.

Registration is limited to 15 participants.

Learning group start dates:

Session 1: July 6, 2018- August 17, 2018.

The schedule of topics is listed below:

  • Week 1: “Why It’s Complicated” – Examining Core Regulatory and Legal Concepts in U.S. Immigration Law
  • Week 2: E Pluribus Unum and “Others” – Who is deemed to merit citizenship? Who is the “ideal citizen”?
  • Week 3: Moving beyond “public charges,” “chain migration” and other labels in public discourse: exploring the obligations of citizenship.
  • Week 4: Doesn’t Immigration advance the common good? Examining Legislative “Pathways” on Immigration
  • Week 5: Exercising Executive Prerogative: Examining Selected Executive Orders pre- and post-DACA
  • Week 6: Exploring National Sovereignty: Policing the Border and Immigrant Detention
  • Week 7: Cosmopolitanism and Human Rights: Moving beyond the logic of sanctuary and protection

Participation cost for one 7-week session: $250.00. Access to all course webinars, readings, exercises, and other study resources are included in the cost of registration. A list of recommended, optional texts for further exploration of course themes will be discussed and provided during week 1. For leaders of nonprofit organizations, cost includes one additional free 50 minute online consultation session with your organization to incorporate course themes into an outreach and advocacy strategy.





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