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Understanding Immigration Policies and Their Effects on Campus: A Workshop

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 3:45 pm to 5:45 pm

Wolff Conference Room, Room D1103, Albert and Vera List Academic Center 6 East 16th Street, New York, NY 10003, Room D1103

For New School students, staff, faculty, security, and residential advisors...

  • How can you minimize risks to those affected?

  • Are you aware of immigration laws that apply to campus spaces, including dorms, building lobbies, classrooms, private space?

  • What would you do if immigration officials approached you for information about students?

  • How can you best act in solidarity with all members of TNS community afected by recent changes in immigration laws and policies?

  • What can we do legally and strategically to cultivate and maintain environments that are safe and solidary?



1. Overview: current state of affairs (All)

  • Immigration status and policy
  • Immigrant communities - responses, fears

2. Legal Frameworks and School Policies (National Immigration Law Center)

  • Plyler v Doe
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA): Limiting ICE's Access to Information
  • Fourth Amendment Protections Against Unreasonable Searches
  • DHS's Sensitive Locations Memos
  • Additional Elements of School Policies

3. Best Strategies, Best Practices (New Sanctuary Coalition)

  • Security, Law Enforcement, ICE
  • Public, private spaces
  • Employees, members, staff
  • Muslim ban, DACA, TPS, Undocumented
  • Protocols in case of information requests
  • Signage, Identity cards

4. Awareness and Sensitivity (YLC)

  • Who is affected
  • Race, incarceration and detention
  • NYC communities
  • Everyday issues at work, school


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