The Reconfiguration of Immigrant Latino Families in Light of the Current Immigration Regime

Cecilia Menjívar, Cowden Distinguished Professor in the T. Denny School of Social and Family Dynamics at Arizona State University, delivers the third public lecture in the 2013-14 CLRC-LALS Distinguished Speaker Series on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 10:00am-12:00pm, in the Charles E. Merrill Lounge.

April 28, 2014

By , Coordinator, CLRC-LALS Distinguished Speaker Series 

Via detentions and deportations, the enforcement side of the US immigration regime separates and reshapes families.  While less visible, the regime's legislative side, contained in family reunification law, is also reconfiguring immigrant families.  In addition to examining how the current US immigration regime is impacting Latino immigrants' families in ways that can have long-term consequences, this talk recommends changes to immigration and deportation policy.

CMenjivar Headshot Cecilia Menjívar, Cowden Distinguished Professor in the T. Denny School of Social and Family Dynamics at Arizona State University, is the author and editor of numerous works, including Constructing Illegality in America:  Critiques, Experiences, and Responses (Cambridge University Press, 2013) and Enduring Violence:  Ladina Women's Lives in Guatemala (University of California Press, 2011). 

The CLRC is proud to co-sponsor this free, public lecture with the Department of Latin American and Latino Studies.