Associate Professor to Speak on Chester Campus About Immigration and the Election
Web Editor - Published: October 2, 2012
JillFamilyCorrected235pxOn Friday, October 5th, Harrisburg campus Associate Professor Jill E. Family will speak on the Chester campus from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in Lathem Hall about the legal selection system and its implications for illegal immigration, including the DREAM Act.

“The presidential candidates take very different approaches to immigration reform. To better understand the debate, I will explain how the United States selects its immigrants,” says Professor Family, adding, “The current system has many shortcomings that directly implicate illegal immigration.”

 In her remarks, Professor Family will explore the need for comprehensive immigration reform created by the fact that current immigration policy leaves many individuals seeking permission to enter the United States to join family members or begin employment while not even allowing others to join the queue because there is no category that applies to them.

The talk is part of the Presidential Election Issue Topics series. The Offices of Civic Engagement, Community Engagement and Diversity Initiatives, and Multicultural Student Affairs as well as the NAACP College Chapter and the Political Engagement Committee are sponsoring the talk.

A pre-reception with light refreshments will begin at 11:30 a.m.