HIST BC3670 Seeking Asylum: History, Politics, and the Pursuit of Justice at the US-Mexico Border. 4 points.
Note: This course meets as a lecture but it is a seminar.
This seminar explores the roots of and responses to the contemporary refugee "crisis" at the U.S.-Mexico border. We examine the historical factors that are propelling people, including families and unaccompanied minors, to flee the so-called Northern Triangle of Central America (El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala); the law and politics of asylum that those seeking refuge must negotiate in the U.S.; and the burgeoning system of immigration incarceration that detains ever-greater numbers of non-citizens. The course is organized around a collaboration with the Dilley Pro Bono Project, an organization that provides legal counsel to detainees at the country's largest immigration detention prison, in Dilley, Texas.
Spring 2021: HIST BC3670
|Course Number||Section/Call Number||Times/Location||Instructor||Points||Enrollment|
|HIST 3670||001/00118||T 12:10pm - 2:00pm