Removal of Criminals? The Massive Deportations of Mexican Migrants from the U.S.

A lecture by Rafael Alarcón
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
6 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

In addition to detaining and deporting migrants during undocumented border crossings, the U.S. government has removed more than two million Mexican from the interior of the country since 2003 using the argument that many of them are criminals. This presentation analyzes whether these migrants have committed serious crimes other than having undocumented status. Rafael Alarcón is an internationally renowned sociologist, the author, most recently, of Mobile Human Capital: Skilled Immigrants in the Booming Times of Silicon Valley, and currently a visiting Tinker Professor at Barnard College.


Oct. 21, 2014 - 6:00 PM