College of Liberal Arts & Sciences in the media between July 5 - 19, 2015
San Francisco shooting: a game-changer for immigration policy? - Christian Science Monitor
After a seven-time felon and five-time deportee from Mexico apparently shot and killed a California woman at random last week, the nation’s long-standing partisan divides over immigration and deportation policies took a sudden and unexpected twist.
Before the shooting, liberal-leaning states and cities had been moving to take the reins of immigration reform, legal experts say, even as such efforts stalled in a rancorously divided Congress.
But the case of Francisco Lopez-Sanchez is promising to bring this momentum of progressive immigration reform, at the local level, to a dramatic halt.
Indeed, many Republicans have begun to pounce on the logic of sanctuary laws, saying the case illustrates the dangers posed by such resistance to deportations. And many this week are calling for these jurisdictions to be stripped of federal funds.
Progressives, however, contend that such hard-line policies against undocumented immigrants only force them underground, thwarting necessary cooperation with law enforcement and directing time and resources away from fighting crime.
While the Sanchez case has, for now, put a negative spotlight on progressive reforms, such radically polarized, partisan approaches to undocumented immigration again promise to be a major campaign issue in 2016, political experts say.
“The case highlights the need to address the lack of coordination and adequate communication among local and federal law enforcement,” says Christina Bejarano, professor of political science at the University of Kansas.
“However, it is risky to rush to deport more undocumented people in the country ... and it is not fair to rush to extreme action, since that can endanger people, as well as foster more racist and xenophobic commentary toward immigrants without actually thinking through how to best solve our immigration problems.”
Additional media coverage includes:
- A poetry 'Double Header!' - The Examiner Online
- Space… the Final Frontier - July 17, 2015 - Kansas Public Radio
- Through hell in 45 minutes: 5 questions with prof performing 'The Inferno' at Fringe Fest - Lawrence Journal-World
- Does Chattanooga shooter fit the 'lone wolf' terrorist pattern? - Christian Science Monitor
- University learning: Improve undergraduate science education - Nature.com
- As Pentagon mulls ending ban, transgender soldiers talk about serving country openly (+video) - The Christian Science Monitor
- Kansas Repertory Theatre returns to KU with 'Sherlock,' 'Mousetrap' - Lawrence Journal-World
- #Hashtag: The Kansas connection to Pluto - Kansas State Collegian
- Trending: NASA successful in Pluto flyby - University Daily Kansan
- Ashes of Kansan who discovered Pluto to pass near planet - Wichita Eagle
- For children of Pluto's discoverer, New Horizons is a personal triumph - Washington Post
- A church divided: battle brews inside Overland Park church - KCTV Kansas City
- Planting milkweed: Gardeners urged to create monarch habitat - SFGate - San Francisco Chronicle
- Marla Spivak: Breeding Bees to Detect Disease - Truthout
- Adame crowned Fiesta Mexicana queen; royalty raise $123800 - Topeka Capital Journal
- Addicted to Your Phone? There's Help for That - New York Times
- Space Museum honors Tombaugh, Pluto - Las Cruces Sun-News Online
- A date with Pluto - Hutchinson News
- Paul Rudd, hometown hero, talks 'Ant-Man,' fame and his Kansas City roots - Kansas City Star
- Jackson premiere highlights Walker centennial gala - Jackson Clarion Ledger
- Dole Institute to kick off series to commemorate ADA - Topeka Capital Journal
- University to welcome new Foundation Professor, Christophe Royon, to department of physics and astronomy - University Daily Kansan Online
- Study: College Education Value Still Large, but Over-Estimated in the Past - Daily American Online
- Mitchell Appointed To Kansas' 18th Judicial District - WIBW
- App development company growing in Kansas - Topeka Capital Journal
- Report from Lawrence sister city in Greece: People 'worried about their future,' liaison says - Lawrence Journal-World Online
- New solar energy plan may make technology more popular and affordable - Kansas First News
- Does Online Dating Make You Luckier at Love? - Binghamton Homepage
- Metzger to come to Red Barn Studio - McPherson Sentinel
- Find Out How NASA Detects Alien Life with Chromatography - Chromatography Today