In this conversation, Dr. Rodriguez discusses the Northern Triangle of Central America, what factors are affecting immigration from this area, and unaccompanied minors who are coming to the United States.
Category: Law & Institutions
Not All Cages Exist Behind Bars: Even After Release, Previously Incarcerated Women Still Struggle to Survive
Each year, the number of women incarcerated in America continues to increase at an alarming rate. These women need to learn how to spread their wings once they’ve been released. Women on the Rise, an Atlanta organization, is providing support to previously incarcerated women and catalyzing policy change through activism.
For the next bail reform battlefield, look to St. Louis
Proponents of bail reform saw District Attorney Wesley Bell’s election as a watershed moment, but the problems plaguing the St. Louis justice system are not over.
Latino faculty lacking at UT Austin and nationwide
UT was desegregated in the 1950s and did not begin to actively hire faculty of color until the 1980s.
Argentina’s presidency of the G-20 is its chance for international leadership
How will Argentina’s G20 presidency impact its global influence and national politics?
DACA was an unwise and illegal immigration policy
If we’re going to grant citizenship to illegal immigrants, we must be more choosy and the process should run through the established democratic channels.
Is Jeff Sessions Washington’s Most Dangerous Person?
If Sessions decides to double down on his aggressive ignorance, the country will suffer as a result.
In Chicago, Two Administrations Spar on Policing
Chicago is the subject of two distinct visions of crime and crime-fighting. Analyzing how the Obama and Trump administrations address the city, as well as the broader issues of criminal justice, reveals how they both craft narratives about crime and policing.
A Health-Centered Proposal for the President-Elect
Decriminalization and health-centered policies represent a novel approach to substance abuse in the United States
The Case for Affirmative Action in Fisher v. UT Austin
Given the virulent discourse concerning minority and ethnic groups this year, disagreements over the role that affirmative action plays in the U.S. will persist.