UC Davis professor to discuss the migrant death crisis Feb. 12

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Nearly early 7,000 undocumented immigrants have died on the U.S.-Mexican border in the last 20 years, including almost 3,000 in the Arizona desert. Today’s policies emphasize the way the United States dehumanizes migrants and criminalizes those who try to help them.

On Feb. 12, UC Davis professor Brad Jones will discuss the migrant death crisis in the context of U.S. immigration policy and share his experiences providing humanitarian aid on the border.

The free event is open to the public and will be held at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Rd.

Dr. Jones is a professor of political science with expertise in Latinx politics, immigration and border issues. He has been quoted in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today and other publications. Jones helps the humanitarian organization Humane Borders maintain water stations in the Organ Pipe National Monument in the Sonoran Desert.

The Immigration Justice Team at the UU Church of Davis and Scholars Promoting Education, Awareness and Knowledge (SPEAK), a student-run organization that supports undocumented students at UC Davis and their allies, are co-sponsors of the event.

The UU Church of Davis voted to become a sanctuary church in October 2017.

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