Topic: Immigrants

Detention of Mothers and Children is the Wrong Approach

Sept. 4, 2014
Detention of Mothers and Children is the Wrong Approach

The recent decision of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to open family detention centers in response to the increasing numbers of immigrant families arriving in the U.S. is like stepping back in history to the agency's last failed policy of detaining children and their parents.

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Perception may be Reality, but Reality is Immigrants are Less Likely to Engage in Problem Behavior

Aug. 5, 2014
Perception may be Reality, but Reality is Immigrants are Less Likely to Engage in Problem Behavior

It is not unusual to see negative depictions of immigrants in the media and in popular culture. In particular, immigrants are often viewed as dangerous and prone to involvement in problem behaviors such as violence, crime and substance abuse.

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"Contested Terrain" Workshop Examines Undocumented Migration and Enforcement at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Oct. 6, 2011

Event: Workshop: "Contested Terrain: Undocumented Migration and Enforcement at the U.S.-Mexico Border"

When: Monday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m.4 p.m.

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Immigration Clinic Director Barbara Hines Receives King Award for Immigrant Rights Work

Sept. 27, 2010

The National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild has named Barbara Hines, director of the Immigration Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law, the recipient of its Carol Weiss King Award for excellence in the pursuit of social justice through organizing, litigating and teaching.

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Preserving German heritage in Texas

Jan. 11, 2010

Hans Boas, associate professor of Germanic studies, works to preserve Texas German, a rapidly eroding dialect intrinsic to Texas. Traveling to small towns throughout Texas, Boas conducts interview with the last remaining speakers of Texas German.

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