U.S. Immigration Reform and Its Global Impact: Lessons from the Postville Raid

Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 9:00am to 11:00am
UA Student Union Agave Room, 4th Floor 1303 E. University Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85721  

In his new Pulitzer Prize-nominated book, U.S. Immigration Reform and Its Global Impact, Professor Erik Camayd-Freixas provides an insider's view, as a federally-certified interpreter, of the policies and procedures of U.S. immigration enforcement and detention. Camayd-Freixas unravels the post-9/11 national security agenda that led to the devastating Postville Raid of 2008 and its global ramifications. The incisive historical analysis unveils the hidden ideologies within immigration policy, uncovering forms of labor, demographic, and electoral control. Rich eyewitness accounts and voices from across the political spectrum provide a humanistic perspective and paint a vivid picture of labor migration in the era of globalization. In his analysis, Camayd-Freixas employs theories of human mobility in terms of migration spheres to convey practical and historical lessons for immigration reform. Camayd-Freixas, Ph.D., is Professor of Spanish and Director of the Translation and Interpretation Program at Florida International University.

This event is hosted by the UA Translation and Interpretation Program at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and the Department of Latin American Studies. For more information, please contact Jaime Fatás at jfatas@email.arizona.edu.