Mayor Joseph Curtatone (Mayor, City of Somerville, Massachusetts)
Dina Haynes (Professor, New England Law)
Moderator: Christina Kulich-Vamvakas (Instructor, Suffolk University Government Department)
Municipalities all over the country are discussing whether they should become “sanctuary cities” for illegal immigrants and refugees. Some have long considered themselves sanctuary cities, but world events — including an increase of refugees due to the Syrian War and a new American administration eager to censure illegal immigrants — have brought the policy to the forefront.
However, even those who are informed about current affairs have difficulty understanding the precise definition of sanctuary cities and whether establishing them is a sound policy to promote immigrant rights. Join Suffolk University Government Department Instructor Christina Kulich-Vamvakas as she asks Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone and New England School of Law professor Dina Haynes about the role of sanctuary cities in immigration policy.
Thursday, March 9, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sargent Hall, 5th Floor Commons