Tonight, actress and Boston native Diane Guerrero—perhaps best known for her roles in Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin—will discuss her personal experience as the child of Colombian immigrants who were deported when she was a teenager. The discussion is part of the university’s recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month.
A team of faculty experts examined American attitudes about immigration during a panel discussion on Wednesday. Sentiments of accepting then rebuking immigrants has long been a pattern throughout American history, they said, though the tone of the rhetoric during this presidential race is new.
More than 180 students will be participating in the Center of Community Service’s Alternative Spring Break program this week. One group of young humanitarians will be volunteering with a Texas-based nonprofit that was founded by labor rights activist César Chávez to help families fight deportations and effect positive social change in their community.
“Any attempt to link Syrian refugees to the threat of terrorism is xenophobic scaremongering, pure and simple,” says Rachel Rosenbloom, an immi¬gra¬tion policy expert and asso¬ciate pro¬fessor of law at Northeastern.
As part of Northeastern’s educational series on civic sustainability, a trio of Northeastern scholars led a discussion on immigration issues in the U.S. from a legal, philosophical, and criminal justice perspective.
Luzzi, executive director of the university’s Strategic Security Initiative, has been honored for his service to the nation.
Last week, the U.S. Diversity Visa Lottery program suffered a computer glitch that resulted in the issuance and then subsequent cancellation of 22,000 visas. Here, Professor Rachel Rosenbloom, an expert in immigration law and policy at Northeastern University School of Law, weighs in on the recent visa snafu and related immigration issues.
Law professor Wendy Parmet represents legal immigrants who were cut from the state’s health coverage in Supreme Judicial Court case