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Topic: Immigration

‘The planning is exhausting’: International students discuss challenges of arriving on College Hill during pandemic

News, University News

‘The planning is exhausting’: International students discuss challenges of arriving on College Hill during pandemic

June 2, 2021 1 comment

When Xinyu Yan ’24 realized that the U.S. Embassy in China was not going to open in time for her to obtain a visa for the summer semester, she decided to take an unconventional route.

Rivera Perla ’15 MD’22: Naturalization is a COVID-19 public health intervention

Op-eds, Opinions

Rivera Perla ’15 MD’22: Naturalization is a COVID-19 public health intervention

February 7, 2021 0 comments

My phone vibrated with text after text in my scrubs’ top pocket as I placed a hidden stitch under the surface of my patient’s skin. It was June 18, 2020 and I knew the rush of notifications meant that the Supreme Court had ruled on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

The SCIJ has partnered with the Watson Institute’s Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies on a program for students to engage in immigrant justice work.

Metro, News

Through Student Clinic for Immigrant Justice, students aim to provide representation for asylum seekers

January 24, 2021 0 comments

At the Student Clinic for Immigrant Justice, an organization incorporated last July, undergraduate students are acquiring the tools to represent asylum seekers in immigration court. 

Shanmugam ’23: Why illegal immigration is good for America

Columns, Opinions

Shanmugam ’23: Why illegal immigration is good for America

October 6, 2020 2 comments

How do you solve a problem that’s 340 million pages thick? Stephen Goss, chief actuary of the Social Security Administration, is currently trying to figure that out.

Van Horn ’21, Mendez-Flores ’20, Caver ’21, Sanchez-Strauss ’21, Donahue ’20, Hahn ’20: Brown University must cut its contract with Palantir

Op-eds, Opinions

Van Horn ’21, Mendez-Flores ’20, Caver ’21, Sanchez-Strauss ’21, Donahue ’20, Hahn ’20: Brown University must cut its contract with Palantir

October 25, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Palantir Technologies, a software company based out of Silicon Valley, recently renewed a three-year contract to provide crucial products to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The United States Supreme Court is expected to deliver an opinion weighing the legality of the DACA program early in 2020.

University News

University files DACA brief

October 22, 2019 Comments are Disabled

With the U.S. Supreme Court set to hear arguments around the legality of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in November, Brown filed an amicus brief earlier this month alongside 18 other universities to advocate for DACA’s future.

Cantú spoke at length about Border Patrol’s treatment of migrants traveling across the United States’ border with Mexico.

Arts & Culture, News, University News

Former Border Patrol agent discusses indifference in immigration discourse

October 22, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Mexican-American writer Francisco Cantú spoke of the challenges migrants face at the United States-Mexico border and the importance of hearing and sharing their stories at the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts last Friday night.

Around 500 people gathered outside the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility on August 14 to protest the facility’s contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement and to call for the center’s closure.

Metro, News

R.I. Attorney General investigates violence against protestors at Wyatt Detention Facility

August 23, 2019 Comments are Disabled

On Wednesday, Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha spoke at a press conference to provide further details about the state’s investigation into violence by correctional employees that disrupted a peaceful protest by the advocacy group Never Again Action outside the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility August 14. 

New Yorker Staff Writer Sarah Stillman described working with her students at Columbia Journalism School to document stories of those deported to dangerous circumstances.

News, University News

New Yorker writer talks relationship between journalism, black holes

April 12, 2019 Comments are Disabled

When the first image of a black hole was revealed to the world Wednesday, New Yorker Staff Writer Sarah Stillman felt moved by the connections between the scientific discovery and her worldview of journalism.

Central Falls Mayor James Diossa, along with members of his administration and community groups, protested the detainments at the Wyatt Facility.

Metro, News

Bondholders sue detention facility for ending ICE contract

April 11, 2019 Comments are Disabled

The implications of President Trump’s zero-tolerance immigration policy have reached Rhode Island, where the Central Falls Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility is in the midst of a legal battle over its several-weeks-long detainment of 133 asylum seekers.