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Unaccompanied Immigrant Kids in the United States: the Journey and the Destination

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Center for Global Studies
Main Library, Room 106
Sep 18, 2019   12:00 - 1:00 pm  
Lauren Aronson
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- Part of the CGS Global Migrations Series -


This talk will provide a brief history of the unaccompanied immigrant child phenomenon in the United States. Why they come, how they come, how they are treated once they arrive and what real options they have for finding stability in the United States.


Lauren Aronson is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Illinois College of Law where she founded and is teaching a new Immigration Law Clinic. Lauren joins us after serving as an Associate Professor of Professional Practice at Louisiana State University where she taught and directed the Immigration Law Clinic for four years.  Prior to that, she spent two years at Michigan State University as a Clinical Teaching Fellow, and before that she was a staff attorney at the National Immigrant Justice Center in Chicago, where she worked primarily with detained unaccompanied immigrant children.  Lauren got her start in immigration law and exposure to clinical teaching serving as a Refugee and Immigrant Advocate at the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic in Cambridge, after a brief brush with insanity working at Dewey & LeBoeuf, LLP in New York City as a tax associate.  Lauren graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2008 and from Rice University in 2003.

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