Brandon Moran '19

"Dehumanization of Undocumented Immigrants"

Since "Illegals" and "Aliens" are flooding our country, it is expected that our government will construct a border wall for security. However, these undocumented migrants are joining our economy and schools across the country. Why do we continue to hear about the potential instability and danger in accepting undocumented immigrants into our country? Brandon Moran, a first generation college student at St. Lawrence University, explains the process of dehumanizing undocumented immigrants through analyzing 4 American policies.  


Brandon Moran is a senior at St. Lawrence University with a Government major, and a Chinese minor. He is a McNair and Presidential Diversity Scholar, and a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor's society. He has studied a semester abroad in Shanghai, China at East China Normal University ('17) and has performed several human rights and social justice poetry recitations. He enjoys running for the Cross Country and Track Teams, playing chess for the Chess Club and writing for the Hill News.    

After graduation, he plans to pursue a career in foreign service. In light of recent immigration developments, he has vocalized the urgency in supporting undocumented immigrants in a variety of platforms. In his talk, Dehumanization of Undocumented Immigrants, he highlights policies which have perpetuated an anti-immigrant rhetoric from 1986-2010. His goal is to motivate citizens to challenge the current discourse and policies which dehumanize undocumented immigrants.

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