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Information and Immigration: The Challenge of Transparency in US Immigration Debates

June 4, 2020

In memory of Vincent Phillips, MD (1948-2019)

With the support of Dr. Phillips, a dear friend and long-time supporter of LACS, UW undergraduate and graduate students have carried out important research in a wide number of fields including landscape architecture, geography, history and international
studies, all with clear connection to the causes of human rights and social justice in the Americas.

His support also enabled a remarkable multi-year undergraduate student collaboration that has worked since 2018 to strengthen the connections between the university and human rights struggles. We are proud to highlight some of the work this exceptional
team produced in 2020. Congratulations to Suhani, Julia, Min Su, Amy, Hannah, and
Madison for this impressive work.



Project Description:
Immigration issues have gained great visibility in our media landscape, yet there are prominent gaps in the types of information that are being disseminated. Why is it so difficult to find reliable information on immigration detention and deportation? Why does the federal government refuse to comply with requests for information? This project chronicles the struggles for information in video format to explore the implications of how contemporary immigration enforcement restricts, skews, and misrepresents information regarding immigration.

Project Members:
Suhani Dalal | Sophomore| Environmental Science & Resource Management, Journalism
Julia Ge | Junior | International Studies (minor in Japanese)
Min Su Kim | Junior| LSJ, Accounting, Sociology
Amy Nguyen | Senior | International Studies, Spanish
Hannah Schubert | Senior | International Studies (minors in Human Rights and Spanish)
Madison Vinson | Graduated Senior | Sociology (minors in LSJ, JSIS, and Diversity)