Inclusive Excellence Symposium - Keynote - Five Myths about Immigration (and Why They Matter)
From USU Media Production on November 7th, 2018
Angela Morrison, Associate Professor, School of Law, Texas A&M University Immigration policy is hotly debated. But immigration policy is not an abstract debate topic to the families and communities that the U.S. immigration system impacts. This talk corrects five common myths about immigration. From incorrect assumptions about how the U.S immigration system operates to widely held but incorrect beliefs about immigrants, common myths about immigration are destructive to productive public discourse about immigration policy. More significantly, they result in the inequitable and unjust treatment of immigrants. The talk concludes with a challenge to avoid further perpetuating myths about immigration. It asks audience members to educate others, build understanding, and engage respectfully in dialogue about U.S immigration policy.