Nov. 11 Forum: The Criminalization of Immigration and Refugee Resettlement

“Despite the abundance of evidence that immigration is not linked to higher crime rates, and that immigrants are less likely to be criminals than the native-born, many U.S. policymakers succumb to their fears and prejudices about what they imagine immigrants to be. As a result, far too many immigration policies… are criminalizing an ever broadening swath of the immigrant population by applying a double standard when it comes to the consequences for criminal behavior.”
-American Immigration Council

Learn what’s driving these trends and the impact on local communities at “The Criminalization of Immigration and Refugee Resettlement: Implications for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice.” The panel is 4–6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11 in LECJEC room 112, Brooklyn Park.

The moderated panel discussion includes John C. Keller, executive director, Immigrant Law Center, Mai Neng Moua, attorney at law, and Rosario de la Torre, advocacy manager, Casa de Esperanza.

The Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship will coordinate car-pooling from the Saint Paul campus to Brooklyn Park and back. If you can provide or need a ride contact community.engagement@metrostate.edu.

This event is sponsored by the School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice with support from Hennepin Technical College, Institute of Community Engagement and Scholarship and the American Democracy Project.

This event is the second of the four part annual series of current topics in criminal justice organized by the Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Studies Department. Cosponsors for this event include Hennepin Technical College, Metropolitan State’s Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship and the American Democracy Project. For more information, contact Raj Sethuraju, Criminal Justice faculty member, at nadarajan.sethuraju@metrostate.edu.

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