Temple University professors Peter Spiro and Jaya Ramji-Nogales hosted a panel this week on the Trump administration’s proposed immigration policies.
The panel was a part of the Beasley School of Law’s Presentation series which revolves around analyzing headlines in the media from a legal perspective. Spiro explained some of the proposed policies, which include withholding federal grants from sanctuary cities, and how the may affect the constitutional rights undocumented immigrants. He also spoke on the social impact of the policies and how they may tear apart families with members who have been living in the United States for decades without interruption. The issue directly affects the city of Philadelphia, which is a sanctuary city.
“The new administration’s policies really will be extremely disruptive to these families, so I’m sure there are many Temple students who have undocumented alien parents,” said Professor Spiro.
One Temple student who is already feeling the effects of stricter immigration policies is freshman Andre Abecassis:”I’m actually facing a situation which I might have to leave America at the end of this year if my green card doesn’t come out when it’s supposed to.”Abecassis is one of the many students in the United States who are in limbo in regards to their citizenship.
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