Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

Panel: "Deported Women: The Plight of Individuals and Families Returning to Mexico"

Mon, April 23, 2018 | Benson Latin American Collection, 2nd floor conference room

4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

The Trump administration has taken an aggressive approach to deporting individuals and families who do not have legal status in the United States. The result is that thousands of people are finding themselves deported to communities in Mexico after having lived in the United States for varying lengths of time. Some of these families have children who have never lived in Mexico. These individuals and families face enormous challenges upon their return to Mexico, including legal obstacles, human rights abuses, and difficulty in adapting or re-adapting to the Mexican cultural space.

This panel features Gretchen Kuhner, director of the Instituto para las Mujeres en la Migración (Institute for Women in Migration, IMUMI), a Mexican NGO working with deported women and their families. Kuhner is joined by Denise Gilman, Director, Immigration Clinic at Texas Law; Néstor Rodríguez, Department of Sociology; and Ricardo Ainslie, director, LLILAS Benson Mexico Center.

Free and open to the public. 

For more information, contact Paloma Díaz. To RSVP and receive event updates via Facebook, visit Deported Women.

 

 

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