2:00 PM at Asheville Friends Meeting House
227 Edgewood Road, Asheville, NC
Presented by Mark Gibney
From the controversy over President Trump’s proposed border wall, to the dispute over DACA, to court challenges of immigration quotas, U.S. immigration policy has been at the forefront of political debate. While, the cheeky question of “How High Should the Wall Be?” is meant to invoke a smile, the seriousness and complexity of the topic requires a knowledgeable exploration of Immigration Myths and Realities.
Join Mark Gibney as he explores key questions of immigration law and policy. Who determines whether someone is a refugee or a migrant? How have different countries, including the United States, reacted to people migration? What, if anything, is different in the 21st century?
Dr. Mark Gibney is the Belk Distinguished Professor at UNCA in the Political Science Department, an Affiliated Professor at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute in Lund, Sweden and an internationally recognized expert on human rights and immigration matters who has authored numerous books and articles on those and other subjects.
Informal discussion and refreshments will follow the presentation. All are welcome.