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Mexican Immigrant Fathers: The Effects of Gendered Immigration Policy Enforcement with Sarah Lipinoga Gallo '03

  • 9/25/2012 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Location: Hubbard Hall, Room 208 Thomas F. Shannon Room
  • Event Type: Lecture

Mexican Immigrant Fathers: The Effects of Gendered Immigration Policy Enforcement with Sarah Lipinoga Gallo '03Sarah Lipinoga Gallo is a Ph.D. Candidate in Educational Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania. Situated in a recently established Mexican immigrant community, her ethnographic research focuses on a new generation of Mexican immigrant fathers' complicated politics of recognition across public, private, and institutional contexts. This talk will examine the implementation of current immigration policies, which have come to equate "illegal" with "Mexican immigrant." She will discuss how the enforcement of these policies, which overwhelmingly target Mexican immigrant men, affect immigrant children and their schooling in powerful ways. She will also highlight how targeting Mexican adult males, especially for minor infractions, is likely to create educational challenges for their children, a younger generation of DREAMers and U.S. citizens.