Event: How to Open Borders & Defeat Deportations – 9/23/17

Join us on Saturday, September 23, 2017, for our next event: How to Open Borders & Defeat Deportations.
Location: Van Pelt Library, University of Pennsylvania – 3420 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Register here.

Hear from experts. Learn how you can fight anti-immigrant policies.

Around the world, record numbers of people have been displaced by conflict and oppression. Anti-immigrant sentiment has fueled closed-borders policies. In the U.S., immigrant communities are under attack while the government further militarizes the border. The Trump administration is eliminating the DACA program, and it is uncertain whether a durable legislative solution for DACA beneficiaries will emerge. Yet public support for immigrants is also growing, and the public is more engaged with immigration policy than ever. Public opinion on immigration is fiercely divided, blocking legislative solutions.

In this volatile environment, what is the way forward for immigration policy? Can DACA be saved or replaced? What can you do to defend immigrant communities right now?

Learn from experts in immigration law, advocacy, and community organizing.
Join guided small-group workshops to learn how you can fight for immigrants.

Speakers/Workshop Leaders:

Jazmin Delgado, New Sanctuary Movement: Community organizing
Domenic Powell, Penn Law School: Communications and policy
Juliette Gomez, Law Office of Juliette E. Gomez: Immigration law
Erika Nunez, Juntos: Art and activism
Benjamin Miller, South Philly Barbacoa: Food activism

Sponsored by Free Migration Project and the Penn Philosophy Politics & Economics Program
Register here.

“Opening the Borders” Campus Seminar Nov. 5

Free Migration Project is co-sponsoring a seminar this Saturday, November 5, titled “Opening the Borders: Free Movement, Free People.” The daylong event will be held at the Rotunda near the campus of University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Speakers include Peter Jaworski, Alex Nowrasteh, Jacqueline Stevens, and Niloufar Khonsari. The event is sponsored by the Institute for Humane Studies, with the collaboration of Free Migration Project and Penn Effective Altruists.

From the IHS event site:

This seminar will cover one of the most contentious issues of this election year: immigration. From classical liberal to progressive perspectives, this nonpartisan event will bring scholars and students together to explore the idea of open borders, offering new insights and inspiration for tackling this important issue.

Tackle provocative questions like:

  • Is there a right to immigrate?
  • What can we do to address problems related to immigration?
  • What’s the historical relationship between states, nations, citizenship, and immigration?

Register now to join top professors and public intellectuals as they present economic, historical, philosophical, and legal cases for the freedom of mobility.

There should be some interesting conversations, and an opportunity for people of different ideological leanings to discuss a topic of common interest: open borders. I’ll post an update here after the seminar.

–Dave Bennion