Dr. Angela García to present "Legal Passing: Navigating Undocumented Life and Local Immigration Law" February 20

The Department of Sociology's 2020 Jon H. Rieger Speaker Series has invited Dr. Angela García to present "Legal Passing: Navigating Undocumented Life and Local Immigration Law" at 3 PM in Chao Auditorium on Thursday, February 20.  (The event is free and open to the public.)

Dr. García is a sociologist and Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. Her research centers on international migration, law and society, urban sociology, and well-being. Her book, Legal Passing: Navigating Undocumented Life and Local Immigration Law (University of California Press 2019) compares the effects of restrictive and accommodating state and local-level immigration laws on the everyday lives of undocumented Mexican immigrants in the US.

Dr. García’s current book project theorizes time and waiting from the perspective of undocumented immigrants who would have been eligible for Deferred Action for the Parents of Americans (DAPA) and their aging parents left behind in communities of origin across Mexico. She is also developing a collaborative project on Chicago’s municipal ID program, the first to unfold under the Trump administration. Dr. García received her PhD in Sociology and her master’s in Latin American Studies from the University of California, San Diego