Sanctuary City: Asylees, Refugees, and Migrants in NYC
Where: Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Ave.
212-817-7000 Price: Free
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New York has long been America’s premier “city of immigrants.” This panel will explore past and current municipal efforts to provide safe haven to those seeking asylum, and assess the challenges presented by state and federal law.
Mae Ngai (Columbia) will provide an overview of modern U.S. immigration law. Francisco Goldman ofThe New Yorker will discuss the politics of sanctuary. Camille Mackler, Director of Legal Initiatives, New York Immigration Coalition, and Heather Axford, Central American Legal Assistance, will report on sanctuary activists. Nisha Agarwal, Commissioner, Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, will provide an administration assessment of the current state of affairs. Julia Preston of the New York Times will moderate.Buy tickets/get more info now