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Video: Marielena Hincapié Interviews Jonathan Blitzer

May 02, 2024 (1 min read)

eCornell Keynotes, May 1, 2024

"In this discussion, Marielena Hincapié, Distinguished Immigration Fellow and Visiting Scholar at Cornell Law School, interviews Jonathan Blitzer, staff writer at The New Yorker and immigration expert, on his recently published book Everyone Who Is Gone Is Here: The United States, Central America, and the Making of a Crisis. They will discuss how the politics and policy of immigration in the United States have been forged from the 1980s to the present.

The United States and Central America are deeply entwined — the result not just of American foreign policy but also of its domestic policy; the harder the U.S. government has tried to disentangle these worlds at the U.S.-Mexico border, the more thoroughly they’ve fused. This is a look at living history, told through individuals from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras who’ve had to risk everything to save themselves and those around them. This conversation will focus on immigration policy, politics, and history, but, above all, the moral imperatives of storytelling.

Cornell Law School Migration and Human Rights Program
Cornell Migrations Initiative
Cornell Latino Studies Program
National Immigration Law Center (NILC)
Migration Policy Center (MPI)"