Navigating the Immigration Process Alone

April 23, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mānoa Campus, John A. Burns Hall, Room 4118

Please join us for a Public Seminar featuring Jennica Larrison, Graduate Program Director and Assistant Professor, School of Public and International Affairs, Univ. of Baltimore, Maryland

In 2014, the number of Central American children crossing the US-Mexico border alone increased dramatically. This talk draws on focus group discussions with unaccompanied minors and their guardians to explore the experiences of unaccompanied minors once in the US. Dr. Larrison examines the factors that affect youths’ experiences and highlights how the experiences of youth are intimately connected to the role and responsibility of the US agency involved in the process and the public servants working within it.

Dr. Jennica Larrison examines the distinctions between how migration is experienced, portrayed, and legislated. Her recent work can be found in the Journal of International Migration and Border Studies, Public Policy and Administration, while upcoming work can be found in World Affairs, and the International Journal of Public Administration. She co-edited a book on The Role of Migration in Poverty Reduction and has written extensively on the relationship between public administrators and unaccompanied migrant children in the US. Prior to joining the University of Baltimore, Dr. Larrison worked at the World Bank in Washington, DC as a human development specialist, focusing on migration and social protection in East Asia, Europe, and Central Asia. She received her Ph.D. in international development policy and administration from the George Washington University, a master’s degree in Pacific International Affairs (University of California at San Diego) and undergraduate degrees in government and history (University of Texas at Austin).

Open to the public/Limited Seating

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Campus parking: Paid parking is available on the UHM campus

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East-West Center, Mānoa Campus

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