Immigration Videos

Diverse units on the Cornell campus, including the ISS’ Deportation Relief Project, host seminars on immigration-related issues. Below is a selection of video-recorded talks.
April 12, 2018
Deportation Relief Capstone Lecture
Members of the Deportation Relief team present their lecture, titled “The Impact of Liminal Legality on the Work and Education Lives of Immigrants,” outlining the progress they have made as the project term comes to a close.
March 17, 2017
Immigration Chaos: DACA Students and Higher Education Grapple with Upheaval
Cornell administrators Carlos Gonzales, Barbara Knuth, and faculty members Estelle McKee and Vijay Pendakur discuss the impact of the uncertainty created by federal immigration policies.
October 2016
The Huddled Masses and the Myth of America
Maria Cristina Garcia discusses with Shankar Vedantam the assumptions that are made about modern day immigrants and how they are viewed in the scope of the current election. This discussion was part of the Hidden Brain podcast.
October 2016
Borders and Ballots: An Expert’s View of the Presidential Election’s Impact on Immigration and International Exchange
Professor and attorney Steve Yale-Loehr discusses the immigration policies of Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
September 27, 2016
Educate the Vote
This academic debate occurred immediately before the first 2016 presidential debate. The debate focused on the issues of mass incarceration and immigration.
April 6, 2016
Beyond Deportation
Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Penn State Law
March 30, 2012
Global Trends in the Use of Immigration Detention
Grant Mitchell, Director, International Detention Coalition
March 30, 2012
Detention and Deportation of Migrants in Mexico: Challenges as a Sending, Receiving and Transit Country in the Region (Part 1)
Gretchen Kuhner, Founder and Co-Director, Instituto para las Mujeres en la Migración/Institute for Women in Migration in Mexico (IMUMI)
March 30, 2012
Detention and Deportation in Comparative Perspective: Audience Questions and Answers (Part 2)
Grant Mitchell, Gretchen Kuhner, Alison Mountz
March 30, 2012
Local Police, Local Communities, and Immigration
Monica W. Varsanyi, Associate Professor, Political Science, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, & Doctoral Faculty, Geography, CUNY Graduate Center
March 30, 2012
The Proportions of Deportation: State and Local Apportionment of Crimmigration Law
Juliet Stumpf, Professor of Law, Lewis and Clark Law School
March 30, 2012
The Rise of Sub-national Immigration Regulation: Audience Questions and Answers
Monica W. Varsanyi, Juliet Stumpf, Michael J. Wishnie
March 30, 2012
Roundtable: Strategies for Immigrant Advocacy: Challenges and Alternatives

Lucas Guttenlag, Tom BarryMichelle Fei, Grant Mitchell
March 2, 2012
New Hispanic Destinations: Immigration and Ethnoracial Diversity in Rural America
Dan Lichter, Robert S. Harrison Director of the Institute for the Social Sciences at Cornell; Ferris Family Professor, Policy Analysis and Management; Professor of Sociology
March 2, 2012
Mexican Archives and the Search for Old Immigrants in “New” Destinations
Julie Weise, Assistant Professor, International Studies Program, California State University, Long Beach
March 2, 2012
Latino Immigrant Settlement in Suburban Atlanta

Mary Odem, Associate Professor, Department of History, Emory University
March 2, 2012
Immigration Outside History: Local Histories, Collective Memories, and Immigrant Incorporation in New Destinations
Jamie Winders, Associate Professor, Geography, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University
March 2, 2012
The Imaginarium of Belonging: Place Attachment and Precarity in a New Destination
Miranda Hallett, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Otterbein University
March 2, 2012
Black Exclusion, Brown Exploitation: Race and Immigration Status in a Construction Labor Market
Elizabeth Fussell, Associate Professor, Sociology, Washington State University
December 9, 2011
Generational Transitions: Divergent Assimilation Paths For Girls And Boys
Jennifer Glick, Professor of Sociology, School of Social and Family Dynamics, Arizona State University
December 9, 2011
Using Achievement Tests to Measure Language Assimilation and Language Bias among the Children of Immigrants
Ilana Redstone Akresh, Professor of Sociology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
December 9, 2011
MOCHO o MATA’O: The racialized languages of Puerto Rican and Mexican youth in the USA
Ana Celia Zentella, Emerita, Department of Ethnic Studies, University of California, San Diego
December 9, 2011
Families and Illegality: Growing Up in Mixed-Status Contexts

Leisy Abrego, Professor of Chicana/o Studies, César E. Chávez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, UCLA
December 9, 2011
There’s More to Come… Looking Beyond The Second Generation And What It Means For Assimilation
Tomas Jimenez, Professor of Sociology, Stanford University
December 9, 2011
Race-Neutral Public Policies and Racial Formation in the United States
Leland Saito, Professor of Sociology and American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California
December 9, 2011
“Ethnic/Race Difference 2.0”: The Reinscription Of Racial/Ethnic Markedness In The Academic Production of Diversity for Immigrants and Children of Immigrants In Higher Education
Bonnie Urciuoli, Professor of Anthropology, Hamilton College
December 9, 2011
Latino Socialization in Church
Ali Valenzuela, Professor of American Politics, Princeton University
December 9, 2011
Immigrant Incorporation Across Generations
Louis DeSipio, Chair, Chicano/Latino Studies, School of Social Science, University of California, Irvine
December 9, 2011
Generation and Ethnicity: A Look at Political Socialization among Youth in Orange County, California
Lisa Garcia Bedolla, Professor of Language and Literacy, Society and Culture, University of California, Berkeley
October 3, 2011
The Dream is Coming, An Advocate’s Perspective
Tania Penafort, Alumna, Cornell University
October 3, 2011
Because We Can’t Wait: Support for Undocumented Students Now
Katherine Gin, Co Founder and Executive Director, Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)
October 3, 2011
Dreams in 2011: Undocumented Young Adults in Contemporary America
Roberto Gonzales, Assistant Professor, School of Social Services Administration, University of Chicago
October 3, 2011
Comments on the Dream Act
Josh Bernstein, Director of Immigration Strategy and Policy, Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
September 23, 2011
Unregulated Work: The Perfect Storm of Economic Restructuring and Immigration Policy
Annette Bernhardt, Visiting Scholar, Russell Sage Foundation and Policy Co-Director, National Employment Law Project
September 23, 2011
Admitting Foreign Workers in a Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Muzaffar Chishti, Director, Migration Policy Institute, NYU School of Law
September 23, 2011
Labor’s Approach to Immigration: How Does Law Matter
Ruben Garcia, Professor of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
September 23, 2011
Voices without Law: Immigrant Narratives in the Contemporary Workplace
Leticia Saucedo, Professor of Law and Director of Clinical Legal Education, UC Davis School of Law
September 23, 2011
Recruiting High Skill Labor: Comparing US & Canada Migration Policies
Monica Boyd, Canada Research Chair, Immigration, Inequality, & Public Policy, University of Toronto
September 23, 2011
Trends in the STEM Workforce and the Role of Immigration
Lindsay Lowell, Director, Policy Studies, Institute for the Study of International Migration, Georgetown University
September 23, 2011
Skilled Immigrants’ Contribution to Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the United States
Jennifer Hunt, Economics, Rutgers University
September 23, 2011
College-Educated Immigrants: Avoiding Brain Waste Through Admission and Integration Policies
Jeanne Batalova, Policy Analyst and Manager, Migration Policy Institute Data Hub