Between peace, carceration, and expulsion: 21st century Latinx forced migration to the United States and contemporary responses of law and order [slides]


This invited talk provides an overview of Latinx refugee movements to the United States. Through an examination of a legal and policy landscape that has shifted towards the securitization and criminalization of migration, the expansion of carceral territories and its implications on asylum is discussed. This is situated within two recent cases: (1) Central American migrant caravans, gaining prominence in 2017, and (2) the Venezuelan exodus beginning in 2015.


Presentation slides are available here.