A Roundtable on Youth Deportation
Participants: Claire R. Thomas (pictured) is an attorney, advocate, and adjunct professor interested in migration, statelessness, human rights, and empowerment for women and girls facing poverty and gender-based violence. She is currently an Adjunct Professor of Law at New York Law School and co-teaches a year-long immigration law clinical course as well as an introductory immigration law course. She serves as Director of Training at the Safe Passage Project, a non-profit organization, in which she mentors pro bono attorneys representing immigrant children; coordinates a monthly Juvenile Docket at the New York Immigration Court; and engages in advocacy efforts with other non-profit organizations as well as city, state and federal agencies. Nina Siulc is an Affiliated Professor in the Program in Criminal Justice, as well as an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University. Siulc is currently finishing her first book, Unwelcome Citizens, which describes the experiences of Dominican adults who came to the United States as young children and were later deported after being convicted of crimes. In addition to studying how people adjust to life in the Dominican Republic after many years abroad, the book also explores what freedom means in the lives of people who have experienced migration, criminalization, incarceration, and deportation and have been subjected to extreme forms of state intervention in their lives.
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