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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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White supremacist activity spikes when Trump talks anti-immigration: Vanderbilt researcher

Oct. 26, 2016—Internet posts by white supremacists websites have spiked in concert with the presidential campaign.

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Slamming Latinos motivates many of them to register and vote

Mar. 17, 2016—Presidential candidate Donald Trump may be inadvertently tapping into a phenomenon that is energizing U.S. Latinos against him when he talks of sending illegal immigrants home and building a wall blocking off Mexico.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sonia Nazario to speak March 29

Mar. 14, 2016—The Center for Latin American Studies and the Peabody College Department of Teaching and Learning will welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sonia Nazario to Nashville March 29-30. Nazario will speak about her book "Enrique’s Journey" as well as current issues regarding immigration.

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