The Politics & Space Dialogue: DACA, Dreamers, and the politics of legal status

Type: Panel
Theme: Public Engagement in Geography
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Day: 4/10/2018
Start / End Time: 4:40 PM / 6:20 PM
Room: Napoleon C3, Sheraton 3rd Floor
Organizers: Alison Mountz, Eugene McCann
Chairs: Alison Mountz


This panel is organized and hosted by the recently relaunched journal, Politics & Space (Environment and Planning C). Speakers include graduate students in geography who are researching and affected by DACA, faculty and administrators working to support affected students, and young people excluded from DACA who hold other forms of liminal and precarious status. The panel provides a platform to share information and hold dialogue about DACA, its history, politicization, and the challenges facing individuals and families affected within and beyond the United States. The Trump administration has further politicized this issue and intensified border and migration enforcement, at the border, in interior domestic territory, and beyond US sovereign territory. Combined with racist discourse, this anti-immigrant, xenophobic climate and enforcement agenda has rendered many people, families, and communities more precarious.


Type Details Minutes
Panelist Susan Coutin University of California, Irvine 15
Panelist Kent Wong UCLA 15
Panelist Edgar Sandoval University of Washington 15
Panelist Maggie Loredo Otros Dreams en Acción 15
Panelist Gemayel Goxcon 15

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