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The Ongoing US Immigration Debate: From the Future of DACA and Family Separation to the Status of Asylum Seekers and International Students

This is a past event.

Thursday, August 6 at 2:00pm

Virtual Event

Immigration remains a hot button issue in the United States. Despite the June 18th U.S. Supreme Court decision to block the Trump Administration’s attempt to do away with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which has protected approximately 700,000 undocumented youths from deportation, the White House continues its push to dismantle the program and curb immigration more broadly, including those seeking asylum in this country. At the U.S.-Mexico border, the family separation policy continues to devastate lives, now further endangered by the COVID-19 pandemic. And most recently, the administration proposed expelling international students from the country if they had no in-person classes – a decision rescinded, for now. Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs for a live webinar on these and other topics that frame the current argument on immigration policy and reform.


Presented by the Dorothea Green Lecture Series



Juan Carlos Gomez, Associate Clinical Professor,

Director of the Carlos A. Costa Immigration Human Rights Clinic

Adonia R. Simpson, Director of the Family Defense Program, Americans for Immigrant Justice

Jack Maguire, Ph. D Student in Sociology in the Global and Sociocultural Studies Department

Amy Galpin, Frost Art Museum at FIU Chief Curator



David J. Kramer, Director, European and Eurasian Studies Program and Senior Fellow, Václav Havel Program for Human Rights & Diplomacy


Co-sponsored by:

College of Law | Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum | Americans for Immigrant Justice


This event is free and open to the public.


Al Otro Lado

Al otro lado is an exhibition at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum. This phrase is used in Mexico referring to shared borders with the United States and the space populated by many Mexican immigrants on the other side of the Mexico/U.S. border. The U.S. media often oversimplifies the migration, exile, labor, and cultural confluences between Mexico and the U.S. In Miami, immigration, exile, and displacement are common threads that bind many of the city’s citizens. The art produced by Mexican and Mexican American artists in the U.S. has a long history that continues to reverberate. This echo is a dynamic and necessary narrative that expands traditional interpretations of “American art.” Otros Lados: Itzel Alexis Basualdo, Hugo Crosthwaite, and Judithe Hernández brings together three generations of artists who are deeply informed by Mexican and Mexican American experiences al otro lado

Check in with the museum at for news about the virtual tour and in-person debuts of the exhibition.


Presented by the Dorothea Green Lecture Series