Voices from the Aftermath of Deportation

While the pros and cons of detention and deportation are debated widely in the United States media today, the realities of life in the aftermath of deportation are rarely mentioned. An estimated two million people have been deported or returned to Mexico under the Obama Administration, and many factors suggest that the number of detentions […]

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Voices from Exile: Los Otros Dreamers and Transnational Organizing

The concept of deportation assumes that the State is “returning” someone to their home, as in “repatriation.” However, the escalating numbers of deportations from the US have targeted people who have spent several years, if not decades here, and who have little connection to their birth countries. In these cases, deportation is indeed a “removal,” […]

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A Wall of Fear

Guest post by Kristina Smith T’19 | Public Policy and Education On Friday January 27th, Donald Trump signed an executive order to close borders to refugees and people from seven Muslim countries. While this act, similar to his promises to “build the wall,” are indicative of many things, none more so than a lack of […]

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RightsWatch: Immigration

Over the next four years, we are likely to witness dramatic changes in how the US government sees and treats fundamental rights. RightsWatch seeks to bring Duke scholars and activists in conversation about the rights debates that will shape the future. These panels are designed to comment on a fast-moving political scene while at the […]

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