Immigration Policy, Deportations & National Security

The Princeton Program in Latin American Studies in collaboration with the Center for Migration and Development, the Program in Latino Studies, and the Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund hosted a Roundtable on Deportations and National Security on Monday, March 28th, 2011, at the Friend Center Convocation Room, Princeton University. The event was meant to draw attention to timely and seldom addressed issues of the highest public interest. Julia Preston, Pulitzer Prize winner and National Immigration Correspondent for The New York Times, presided.

Immigration Policy, Deportations and National Security Homeland Security Department (DHS) officials, New Jersey Representative Rush Holt, directors and leaders of national and local immigration and civil rights groups, and academics discussed U.S. deportations and immigration policy. According to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the U.S. deported record numbers of illegal aliens in 2009 and 2010, the most deportations since the formation of the DHS.

Conference Participant Affiliation
David T. Abalos Seton Hall University
Edward Alden Council on Foreign Relations
Robert L. Ashbaugh Department of Justice
Patricia Fernandez-Kelly Princeton University
Janice Fine Rutgers University
Lucas Guttentag Yale Law School
Rush Holt Representative - New Jersey - 12th District
Lenore Isleib Saint Anthony of Padua
Maria (Charo) Juega Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund
Anastasia Mann Rutgers University
Ryan Stark Lilienthal Stark and Stark
David A. Martin University of Virginia
Douglas S. Massey Princeton University
Alejandro Portes Princeton University
Julia Preston New York Times
John Sandweg Department of Homeland Security
Rev. Dr. Nancy Schluter Covenant Presbyterian Church
Rev. Jeffrey A. Vamos Presbyterian church of Lawrenceville
William Westerman Princeton University
Kevin Wilkes Princeton Borough Council