Expanding Forms of Immigration Detention and E-Carceration: An Interdisciplinary Discussion

Location: TNH 3.142 (Walker Classroom)

Join the Immigration Clinic, Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, and the Justice Center for Public Interest Law for an interdisciplinary panel discussion about strategies for addressing the problems raised by electronic surveillance and monitoring of asylum seekers.

This panel discussion will consider the expansion beyond physical detention of migrants to new digital restrictions on liberty, including ankle monitors and intrusive reporting apps. The panelists will raise legal concerns regarding the rapid buildup of immigration detention and digital monitoring over several decades and will present videography of the impacts on migrants. The panel will also look at the overlap between the use of detention and surveillance in the immigration and criminal justice systems and offer insights from the perspective of work in the criminal justice system. It will further place detention and electronic monitoring into context by considering the history of violence and dehumanization of Latinos and other people of color. The panel will conclude by considering opportunities for further research and advocacy on these critical issues.

Register here for the event.

Moderator: Elissa Steglich, Co-Director of the Immigration Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law


Denise Gilman, Co-Director of the Immigration Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law

Carolina Sanchez Boe, Carlsberg Fellow at IMC, Aarhus University, Denmark, affiliated to CERLIS, Université de Paris and SADR, City University of New York

Becky Pettit, Barbara Pierce Bush Regents Professorship of Liberal Arts, Sociology, University of Texas at Austin

Monica M. Martinez, Associate Professor, History, University of Texas at Austin

Event series: Panel Discussion