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VU Theatre production explores current immigration crisis with ‘The Suppliants’

Apr. 3, 2019—VU Theatre has adapted a fifth-century Greek tragedy by Aeschylus to spotlight the contemporary global immigration crisis in an April 4-7 production at Neely Auditorium.

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Global micro-grants take faculty to Lima, Tijuana and Edinburgh

Jan. 22, 2019—Faculty members Noam Lupu, Karla McKanders and Lisa Fazio were recently awarded funding through the Global Research and Engagement Micro-Grant program to conduct international research and outreach.

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Crime, not money, drives migration from El Salvador and Honduras

Sep. 18, 2018—A new analysis shows that immigration policies designed to deter economic migrants do not dissuade migrants fleeing crime from seeking asylum.

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Panel discussion on DACA set for Thursday at Vanderbilt

Sep. 12, 2017—A panel discussion about the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program will be held Thursday, Sept. 14, at Vanderbilt Law School.

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Message to students from Provost Wente and Dean Bandas re: DACA resources

Sep. 5, 2017—Dear Vanderbilt students, We know many of you are deeply concerned about President Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program. As Chancellor Zeppos shared in his statement today, Vanderbilt opposes this action and is committed to supporting and embracing our students regardless of their immigration status, citizenship or nationality....

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Chancellor Zeppos responds to decision to rescind DACA, university offers resources and support

Sep. 5, 2017—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and other university leaders opposed the decision to rescind the DACA program today and reiterated the university’s commitment to supporting its students regardless of their immigration status, citizenship or nationality.

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Statement from Chancellor Zeppos on Trump administration’s action on DACA

Sep. 5, 2017—"We will continue to support and embrace our students regardless of immigration status, citizenship or nationality," Chancellor Zeppos said in a statement following the rescinding of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program Tuesday, Sept. 5.

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Vanderbilt event benefits Nashville immigrant community

Jun. 2, 2017—The Office of the Chancellor hosted “Food from Inside the Travel Ban,” a fundraiser for TN Justice for Our Neighbors, June 1 at the Wyatt Center Rotunda. The event featured food inspired by Syria, Libya, Yemen, Sudan, Iran and Somalia.

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Vanderbilt, peer institutions file new amicus brief opposing travel ban

Apr. 27, 2017—Vanderbilt joined 29 other top universities in filing a joint amicus brief April 20 urging the U.S. Court of Appeals to uphold the injunction against the Trump administration's travel ban.

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Vanderbilt, peer institutions continue opposition of travel ban, file new amicus brief

Apr. 4, 2017—Vanderbilt and 30 of the nation’s other top universities have filed a joint amicus brief urging that the U.S. District Court's preliminary injunction against portions of the latest executive order regarding immigration and refugees be upheld.

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Vanderbilt, peer institutions file amicus brief opposing travel ban

Feb. 13, 2017—Vanderbilt University and 16 of the nation’s other top universities have filed a joint amicus brief urging that the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington’s Feb. 3 stay of the Jan. 27 Executive Order regarding immigration and refugees be upheld.

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TIP SHEET: Suspicion of Muslims has historic antecedents

Jan. 31, 2017—History professor Paul Kramer of Vanderbilt University cites other eras of hostility to immigrants in America, to show that that current anxiety about Muslims is not a new phenomenon

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