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MLK Day at the UMDC 2020 MLK Day at the UMDC 2020
MLK Day at the UMDC 2020
10:00 AM: Livestream of Keynote Lecture
11:30 AM: Luncheon
12:30 PM: Panel Discussion: Whose Huddled Masses?

Immigration has been a hot topic in the news. Migrant caravans, demands for a wall, and ICE raids have dominated headlines across the country. One could easily see the current environment as hostile to emigrants. However, from "No Irish Need Apply" signs posted in stores in the 1850s to the Chinese Exclusion Act of
1882 to restricting the entry of Arabs after 9/11, the US has always been a challenging place for immigrants to enter. Join us as we place today’s events into historical perspective of US immigration policy and learn about measures to support immigration and immigrants around Detroit.

Moderator:
Dr. Judith Pennywell, Director of the U of M International Center

Panelists:
Deborah Drennan, CEO of Detroit Freedom House
Dr. Ann Lin, Associate Professor of Public Policy for the U of M Ford School of Public Policy
Kevin Piecuch, Executive Director of Southwest Detroit Immigrant and Refugee Center
Alan Reiter, Detroit Immigration Attorney
MLK Day at the UMDC 2020 MLK Day at the UMDC 2020
MLK Day at the UMDC 2020

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