Immigration Today: A Community Dialogue

UUCWC will host a teach-in entitled, Immigration Today: A Community Dialogue. This event has been organized by residents of Pennington, Ewing, Hopewell, Princeton and Lawrenceville, and is open to the community.

The evening will begin with opening words by an interfaith panel of clergy, including UUCWC’s Rev. Kimberly Wildszewski. Speakers will discuss the history of immigration policy and enforcement, myths about the economic impact of undocumented residents, and the ways that the current immigration enforcement violates constitutional rights and basic moral values.

The schedule for the evening is still evolving. Our current speakers include the following:

  • Doug Massey, PhD, a sociology professor at Princeton University, will speak about the history of border enforcement and how it has backfired.
  • Erika Nava from NJ Policy Perspective will present on the economic contributions of undocumented Americans and what we stand to lose by deporting them.
  • Dina Mansour from the NJ Alliance for Immigrant Justice will discuss current immigration enforcement and its impact on our communities.

We hope also to include some statements by undocumented members of our towns. Refreshments will be served.