Day of Dialogue: The Ethics of Immigration: Is U.S. Policy Immoral?

No issue has been more divisive in 2018 than immigration. Deportations have risen. DACA protections have been threatened. Families crossing the border have been detained for unlawful entry, and children have been separated from their parents.  Americans are wrestling with a number of fundamental questions: Whom shall we welcome as residents? What are our moral responsibilities to refugees? How do we reconcile immigrant rights with the rights of long-term residents? If the immigration system is broken, what would more ethical policies look like? 

Ethical issues raised by U.S. admissions and deportation policies will be discussed by our guest speakers, who include:


Amy Baehr, Philosophy professor, Hofstra University

Kimberley Chin, Deputy Director of the Children's Defense Fund- NY 

Paula Chirinos, DACA recipient and Center for Civic Engagement student fellow

Ana Levy-Lyons, author of the new book No Other Gods and senior minister at the First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn

Rosanna Perotti, Political Science professor, Hofstra University

Contact: Dr. Greg DeFreitas, Professor of Economics and Director, Center for Study of Labor and Democracy, Hofstra University 


Presented by the Labor Studies Program in collaboration with the Center for Civic Engagement for the Day of Dialogue.

Co-sponsored by the Hofstra Center for Civic Engagement.


Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Time: 2:55-4:20 p.m.

Location: Plaza Room West, Mack Student Center

Wednesday, October 24, 2018



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