Professor Jennifer Merolla, will present, "Framing Immigrants," based on her book of the same name, on the influence of conservative, liberal and mainstream news frames on public support for mass deportations, comprehensive immigration reform and the DREAM Act. UK faculty, Abby Córdova (PS), Janet Stamatel (SOC), are discussants.
Reception will follow in the Boone Center Library Room.
For the first time in over a decade, Congress is considering legislation that would drastically reform immigration in America. The issue, however, is highly contentious with any number of interests hoping to shift the bill one way or another. Even once all of the debates are said and done, it's still not clear whether or not such legislation will actually become the law of the land guiding America's relationship with immigration in the future.