The issue of both legal and illegal immigration promises to remain a major focus of the 2020 presidential election. In recent years, Congress and Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump have been unable to enact meaningful legislation to stem the flow of undocumented immigrants to the country or develop a plan for immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. However, the Trump administration has taken controversial steps to reduce the numbers of legal immigrants, undocumented immigrants, and asylum seekers coming to America. In addition, this past November, the Supreme Court heard arguments regarding whether the Trump administration can shut down the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which allows certain young undocumented immigrants to remain in the U.S. and work legally, but does not provide them a path to citizenship.
Furman’s Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Angela Maria Kelley will examine trends in U.S. immigration policy and law, current challenges and controversies, and what the 2020 presidential candidates propose as the best approach to resolving this divisive issue.
Parking is available in the Trone Center parking lot or the chapel lots. If you park in the chapel lot, walk past the fountains toward the library and veer left around the library. You’ll see Trone Student Center immediately in front of you.