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The MIT Press Bookstore presents John Tirman, Executive Director of MIT’s Center for International Studies, discussing his book Immigration and the American Backlash on Tuesday, May 23, at 5:30 pm at the Bookstore.
Tirman’s discussion of the resistance to immigration and immigrants couldn’t be more timely. Illegal immigration continues to roil American politics, the uproar encouraged by the Trump administration. State and local governments have passed more than 300 laws that attempt to restrict undocumented immigrants’ access to hospitals, schools, food stamps, and driver’s licenses. And yet polls show that a majority of Americans support some kind of path to citizenship for those here illegally. What is going on? Tirman explains that the resistance is more cultural than political, stemming from fears that the white, Protestant “real America” is changing.
This event includes a book signing. Books will be on sale at the event for 20% off, or you can purchase an event ticket that includes a discounted book.