Dr. Mark Gibney

How High Should the Wall Be?

Dr. Mark Gibney

“How High Should the Wall Be? – Immigration Myths and Realities” will be presented by Mark Gibney at the April 21, 2019 meeting of the Ethical Humanist Society of Asheville.

From the controversy over President Trump’s proposed border wall, to the dispute over DACA, to court challenges of immigration quotas, U.S. immigration policy has been at the forefront of political debate. While, the cheeky question of “How High Should the Wall Be?” is meant to invoke a smile, the seriousness and complexity of the topic requires a knowledgeable exploration of Immigration Myths and Realities.

Join Mark Gibney as he explores key questions of immigration law and policy. Who determines whether someone is a refugee or a migrant? How have different countries, including the United States, reacted to people migration? What, if anything, is different in the 21st century?

The presentation will be held Sunday, April 21 from 2-3:30 p.m., at Friends Meeting House, 227 Edgewood Road in Asheville. All are welcome to attend. Informal discussion and refreshments will follow the presentation.

Dr. Mark Gibney is the Belk Distinguished Professor at UNCA in the Political Science Department, an Affiliated Professor at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute in Lund, Sweden, and an internationally recognized expert on human rights and immigration matters who has authored numerous books and articles on those and other subjects.

For more information: call (828) 687-7759, email EHSAsheville@gmail.com, visit EHSAsheville.org, or www.meetup.com/Ethical-Society-of-Asheville.

 

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