Topic: Immigration

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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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.

Gabriela Barajas-Gonzalez is a professor at New York University.

News, Science & Research

Talk discusses effect of policy, rhetoric on immigrant mental health

April 3, 2019 0 comments

During her talk on immigrant mental health last night, Assistant Professor Gabriela Barajas-Gonzalez, a faculty member in the School of Medicine at New York University, presented a timeline tracking political developments against rising deportation detainment levels.

Party leaders discuss common ground

News, University News

Party leaders discuss common ground

March 19, 2019 1 comment

A prominent Democrat and a prominent Republican came together Monday afternoon to stage a lively discussion in the spirit of “disagreeing without being disagreeable,” said Tom Perez ’83 P ’18, chair of the Democratic National Committee.

Rina Banerjee originally received a degree in polymer engineering from Case Western Reserve University before turning her knowledge of base materials into art. She received her Master of Fine Arts from Yale in 1995.

Arts & Culture

Scientist-turned-sculptor transforms quotidian objects into multisensory art

November 29, 2018 0 comments

Celebrated multimedia artist Rina Banerjee spoke to Brown community members yesterday about her trajectory from a research chemist to a sculptor showcased by the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Op-eds, Opinions

Esquivel ’21: Stop separating immigrant families

April 26, 2018 1 comment

The experience of growing up undocumented instilled in me a hyper-awareness of the fragility of my family’s place in U.S. society.