Legal Passing: Navigating Undocumented Life and Local Immigration Law
Feb 20, 2020
from 03:00 PM to 04:30 PM
|Where||Ekstrom Library's Chao Auditorium|
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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.
Dr. García studies the consequences of socio-legal inclusion and exclusion for undocumented immigrants across the United States, Mexico, and Spain.
Focusing on subnational (state and local) immigration laws and executive administrative action, she charts how immigrants’ everyday lives, incorporation, and well-being are shaped by the legal contexts in which they reside.
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.