Unmaking Americans: Insecure Citizenship in the United States SOLD OUT
Where: Open Society Foundations–New York
224 W. 57th St.
212-548-0600 Price: Free
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Whether obtained through birth or naturalization, American citizenship is American citizenship. In the darkest moments of U.S. history, though, political leaders have exploited citizenship laws to promote nativist ideologies and regressive political agendas. The legacy of this exploitation is the abandonment of longstanding legal norms and protections currently eroding the fundamental promise of equality in the United States.
A new report from the Open Society Justice Initiative details the history of these efforts, which paved the way for the Trump administration to threaten the citizenship of Americans based on national origin, race, religion, and other factors.
This event, held on Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, will explore the current crisis as well as potential remedies to strengthen not only U.S. citizenship, but also the shared stories and values that shape and define the nation.