Migrants and Refugees in the Eastern Mediterranean
This one-credit service-learning component to Refugees and Migrants (01:489:390) connects students with displaced persons in Leros, Greece. Collaborating with the Leros Solidarity Network—a grassroots organization that has helped to provide everything from drowning rescue to medical care and clothing—the program melds academics and cultural immersion. Rather than living on a college campus, students stay in hotels near city centers and frequent local eateries. Morning class discussions on topics such as migration, policy, and human rights, help students participate in shelters for displaced women and young families in the afternoon.
Child Migration and U.S. Immigration Policy (offered by Rutgers–Camden)
This timely course will examine the factors leading to the recent surge in Central American children coming to the U.S. border alone. In a weekly two-hour seminar, taught simultaneously to students in Camden and Newark via the law school’s new immersive classroom, we will examine four main areas: (1) U.S. immigration policy towards children, including substantive law and procedure; (2) current push and pull factors leading to child migration from Central America; (3) best practices in working with children in crisis and (4) the challenges of reintegration after deportation.