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Are Sanctuary Policies Morally Justified?

Guest Speaker: Shelley Wilcox

This talk explores the moral issues associated with local sanctuary policies.  I examine three arguments in favor of sanctuary policies—the public safety, civil disobedience, and collective resistance arguments—and I defend the latter.  In doing so, I address several important issues that have received scant attention in the philosophical literature on migration, including migrant detention and deportation, the criminalization of migrant subjects, and the militarization of national borders.

Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 3:30pm to 5:00pm


Dockser Hall, 230

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