Actions and Detail Panel
Immigration Policy, Past and Present
Thu, April 27, 2017, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM HST
"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
From our nation's inception, immigration has regularly been at the forefront of policy debate. Despite the celebrated inscription on the Statue of Liberty, federal and state public policy has often vilified immigrants. Throughout our country's history, nativist movements and divisive rhetoric have promoted anti-immigrant sentiment to divide our citizenry along racial or ethnic lines.
HSTA will hold a panel discussion on the topic of immigration policy – past and present. As educators, HSTA is working with community partners to provide answers to common questions about what current policy means for undocumented immigrants and their families in Hawaiʻi. Panelists include:
- Brenda Ivelisse, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Kapiʻolani Community College
- Monisha Gupta, Chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies, University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa
- Clare Hanusz, Immigration Attorney, Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert
Review of historical and contemporary court cases, legislation, and executive orders helps educators gain insight into aspects of citizenship and the rights of citizens and aliens in the equal protection and due process clauses of the 14th Amendment.
Reservations required: Contact Dr. Amy Perruso at (808) 351-0980 or email@example.com.