Faculty Video: Borders, Migration, and Crisis

On Friday, July 6th, BISR (in partnership with the Consulate General of Mexico in Austin, Jolt Texas, and Union Communications Services, and in solidarity with Jolt’s “Art Caravan for Children to Brownsville” on July 8th) convened a critical and wide-ranging conversation on migration and the present-day immigration crisis: its roots, form, and legal and physical structure; the political, legal, economic, and geographical contexts for migration; and alternatives to the status quo. The event, which featured Nestor Rodriguez (UT Austin, Department of Sociology), Sarah Lopez (UT Austin, School of Architecture, Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice), Eduardo Canales (Executive Director of the South Texas Human Rights Center), Ana Vidina Hernández (UT Austin, Social Work), and BISR’s Ajay Singh Chaudhary, took place at the Black Star Co-op in Austin and was livestreamed to BISR’s Facebook page. A complete video of the conversation is below (it begins at the 25:30 mark): 


Néstor Rodríguez

Slide 1 – Pew Research Center – U.S. border apprehensions of Mexicans fall to historic lows

Slide 2 – DHS – Yearbook of Immigration Statistics

Slide 3 – U.S. Border Patrol Southwest Border Apprehensions by Sector FY2018

Slide 4 – Doctors Without Borders – Neglected Humanitarian Crisis in Central America’s Northern Triangle

Sarah López


For more references to Dr. López presentation and work, please visit: States of Incarceration

Eduardo Canales

For more references to Dr. Canales’ presentation and work, please visit: South Texas Human Rights Center

Ajay Singh Chaudhary


Ana Vidina Hernández

Slide 1 – Map of where they work

Slide 2 – Diagram of most common forms of violence

Slide 3 – Pyramid of human needs

Slide 4 – Examples of the work they do


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