The stream will examine whether the targeted goals of detaining and deporting “felons not families” is achievable or a false dichotomy with significant human impact. Students will examine previously unavailable Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) data on criminal and family history, to articulate enforcement’s impact on affected immigrant populations and empirically illuminate detention policy reform questions. The stream will also produce a data set intended to spark further research, on topics such as noncitizen criminality, demographic study of the U.S. unauthorized population, and legalization, integration and adaptation.

First-Year Spring Semester Course:
FIRE 167 - FIRE SEMESTER 2: Felons not Families
(3 credits, General Education Distributive Studies, History and Social Science)
Second-Year Fall Semester Course:
FIRE 267 - FIRE SEMESTER 2: Felons not Families
(3 credits, General Education Scholarship in Practice)

Faculty Leader
Dr. Robert Koulish

Research Educator
Dr. Kendall Bustad