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After DACA / Más Allá de DACA Symposium

Burning Issues in Latin America Series with support from the Duke Office of Global Affairs and the Hanscom Endowment presents After DACA.

The Trump administration has set March 5, 2018 as the day to begin phasing out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy. The After DACA | Más Allá de DACA symposium will use the milestone of the cancellation—and/or other developments that occur between now and March 1—as an opportunity to discuss humanitarian, legal, and policy issues related to DACA and other in-between statuses. The forum will air these issues within a transnational context, primarily by examining Mexico but also by drawing parallels between dilemmas faced by DACA recipients and by those from Central America and Haiti who have been eligible for Temporary Protected Status. The symposium will feature scholars and analysts from Duke, the Migration Policy Institute, Americans for Immigrant Justice, Mexicans in Exile, Universidad de Veracruz, the New School, Durham Public Schools, and Otros Dreams en Acción; students—some with DACA status—from Duke and other universities in North Carolina and Mexico; and community advocates.

Detailed Schedule:

March 1, 2018
Richard White Auditorium, Duke East Campus.

L O S I N G  P R O T E C T I O N

Más allá de DACA | Más allá de la Deportación
Perspectives from the US, Mexico, and Beyond
Immigrant Youth Forum

Welcome and Introduction by
Define American, Duke Chapter and Otros Dreams en Acción, México City.

Roundtable by Students and Community Organizations
Define American, UNC-Chapel Hill Chapter

Define American, Davidson College Chapter

Alerta Migratoria, N.C.

N.C. Dream Coalition

7.00 pm
Question & Answers
Short videos by Define American and Otros Dreams en Acción.

Organized by Define American, Duke Chapter and Other Dreams en Acción.

Define American is a non-profit media and culture organization that uses the power of story to transcend politics and shift the conversation about immigrants, identity, and citizenship in a changing America.
Otros Dreams en Acción is a binational grassroots community dedicated to mutual support and political action by and for those who lived in the United States and are now in Mexico due to their unauthorized status.

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youth forum presented by

March 2, 2018
Richard White Auditorium, Duke East Campus.

A F T E R  D A C A

Más allá de DACA | Más allá de la Deportación
Perspectives from the US and Mexico

9.00 – 10.30am
Introductory Remarks

Jill Anderson. Mellon Visiting Professor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Duke. Director of The Otros Dreamers, Mexico City.

The State of Migration Policy and Law: U.S – Mexico
Adonia Simpson
. Director of the Family Defense Program, AI Justice.
Ariel Ruiz Soto. Migration Policy Institute, Washington, D.C. 

10.30 – 12.00pm
Consequences of Deportation and Return to Mexico
Carlos Garrido. Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales, Universidad de Veracrúz.
Carlos Spector. Law Scholar, Immigration Attorney. Director Mexicans in Exile, El Paso.
Rossy Antúnez. Other Dreamers|Otros Soñadores, Otros Dreams en Acción.
Moderator. Kenneth Maffitt, CLACS

12.00 – 1.00pm  Boxed Lunches

1.00 – 3.30pm
Education: Realities and Scenarios

Alexandra Delano. Global Studies, New School, NYC.
Ellen Holmes. Riverside High School, Durham.
Li-Chen Chin, Assistant Vice President for Intercultural Programs, Duke.
Moderator: Miguel Rojas-Sotelo, CLACS

3.30 – 5.00pm  
Open Forum

Sponsored by: Duke Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies with support from the Office of Global Affairs and the Hanscom Endowment, Duke Center for International and Global Studies, Spanish Language Program, Duke Human Rights Center at The Franklin Humanities Institute, Forum for Scholars and Publics, Kenan Institute for Ethics, Otros Dreams en Acción, Define American Duke Chapter, Alerta Migratoria, and NC Dream Coalition.

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