Module 2.4 Immigration, Boundaries, and Borders
The purpose of Immigration, Boundaries, and Borders Module is to:
- Understand the history of immigration policy in the United States and its effect on structural relationships
- Develop a critical lens to see how power and economics shape policy and law
- Recognize that policy and law are historically cumulative and determine dominant norms or culture
The focus of this module is to promote learning and dialogue about current immigration policies and practices shaped by U.S. history. Participants will explore the moral and economic implications of immigration practices that inform identity and perpetuate structural inequities. Reflective exercises, film, art and images facilitate engagement at multiple levels. This learning module is for community members, non-profit organizations, social activists, or anyone interested in critical thinking related to building a fair, equitable and vital contemporary society. **The core research and lesson was contributed by Jorge Zeballos.