College Program Looks at the Rights of Immigrant Children

Jennifer Nagda

Jennifer Nagda

The College of Charleston Pre-Law Program will host a discussion focusing on the issue of children and immigration rights. The lecture, titled “Under Attack: The Rights of Children and Families Subject to Immigration Enforcement” will be presented on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, at 4 p.m. in room 101 of the Rita Liddy Hollings Science Center.

Jennifer Nagda, the policy director for the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, will be the featured speaker. For more than a decade, Nagda’s work at the Young Center has focused on protecting the rights of immigrant children in government custody – in particular, their right to have their best interests considered in every decision.

“Immigration is one of the most challenging problems facing our country today, particularly in light of the recent policy changes promulgated by the Trump administration,” says political science professor Claire B. Wofford, who directs the Pre-Law Program. “Much of what the administration has done is affecting families and children in particular. ‘Under Attack’ is designed to give attendees a better understanding of the legal rights of those children and their parents, and to offer a forum for discussion about how our government should handle the issue.”

The program is free and open to the public.