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Amor and Exile: True Stories of Love Across America’s Borders

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at 2:00pm

Virtual Event

In this eCornell Keynotes event, Nicole Salgado '98, an advocate for environmental conservation and migrants’ rights based in Querétaro, México, and journalist Nathaniel Hoffman '99 will discuss their chronicle of a highly underreported aspect of our country’s punitive immigration system: the often insurmountable process faced by couples of mixed immigration status.

Their 2013 book, Amor and Exile: True Stories of Love Across America’s Borders, documents the experiences of three couples, including Ms. Salgado’s first-person account of life in the U.S. with her husband while he was undocumented, her tortured decision to leave the country with him, and their seven years of exile and starting over together in Mexico.

Mr. Hoffman and Ms. Salgado will examine how little has changed policywise in the years since their book’s publication. They will also highlight current proposals for legislative reform that could provide relief to millions of U.S. citizen partners and families of undocumented immigrants who are languishing in legal limbo, driven underground, exiled abroad, and/or separated.

This event is co-sponsored by eCornell and the Migrations initiative.

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