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Experts to Examine ‘Crimmigration, Forcible Separations, Family Detentions’

Division of Politics, Administration and Justice Hosts Feb. 28 Presentation
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In mid-2018, the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy led to the forcible separation of thousands of children from their parents and triggered a national outcry.

Examining the policy dynamics driving family separations, how these separations took place and the consequences of these policies, Cal State Fullerton will host a panel presentation on “Crimmigration, Forcible Separations and Family Detentions” Thursday, Feb. 28, from 2-4 p.m. in the Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion AB.

The event is free and open to the public. Topics and speakers include:

  • Overview of the Crimmigration Field
    – Cesar Hernandez, associate professor, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
    – Max Dery, CSUF professor of criminal justice
  • Overview of Asylum Processes in Immigration Detention and Discussion of How Crimmigration Manifests Itself in Current Immigration Detention Practices
    – Ingrid Easley, UCLA professor of law
    – Rob Castro, CSUF professor of criminal justice
  • Exploring the Personal Consequences for Immigrant Families Forcibly Separated
    – Leisy Abrego, associate professor of Chicana and Chicano studies at UCLA
    – Veronica Herrera, CSUF assistant professor of criminal justice
  • On the Ground at the Dilley and Karnes Federal Detention Centers
    – Rob Castro, CSUF professor of criminal justice
    – Cameron Sheldon, student at UCI Law School

The event is sponsored by the Division of Politics, Administration and Justice, CSUF Pre-Law Society and Alpha Phi Sigma Gamma Rho criminal justice honor society. For more information, contact Rob Castro at