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For César, there are few things more exciting than speaking with people about immigration law and policy. He’s visited backyard reading groups and 5,000-seat theaters, always ready to deliver a dynamic talk. Weaving his deep understanding of immigration law with history and moral clarity, he captures an audience’s attention and holds it until the last word. Along the way, he’ll challenge listeners to imagine new possibilities.

César’s TED talk about closing immigration prisons has been watched 1.5 million times. Mixing stories of detained migrants with law and history, it pushes beyond the horror of incarceration toward a hopeful vision of immigration laws that support migrants rather than punish them.

In addition to speaking at community events and bookstores, César has lectured widely at colleges and universities. From Oxford to Harvard, UC Berkeley to the University of Chicago, he brings innovative intellectual exchange to campuses and conferences.

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Mixed Taste August 2 - Boy Bands & The Southern Border
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Mixed Taste August 2 - Boy Bands & The Southern Border

Mixed Taste August 2 - Boy Bands & The Southern Border

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Immigration Law Myths and Realities: An Overview of the Limited Pathways to Legal Status in the U.S.

Immigration Law Myths and Realities: An Overview of the Limited Pathways to Legal Status in the U.S.

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The Continuities Between Immigration Detention and Mass Incarceration

The Continuities Between Immigration Detention and Mass Incarceration

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COMING UP

Book Tour 2024 - Welcome the Wretched

January 31: Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

February 1: Tattered Cover Bookstore, Denver

February 3: Politics & Prose Bookstore, Washington, DC

February 5: Porter Square Books, Cambridge, Massachusetts

February 6: Word Up! Community Bookshop, New York City

February 16: Palabras Bilingual Bookstore, Phoenix

February 21: Town Hall Seattle

February 22: San Diego Public Library, Logan Heights

February 27: Books & Books, Coral Gables, Florida

February 29: University of Denver

March 5: UCLA, Los Angeles

March 6: Rutgers Law School, Newark

March 12: Yale University, New Haven

March 13: Northeastern University School of Law, Boston

March 19: George Washington University, Washington

April 15: Duke University, Durham

April 16: Moon Palace Books, Minneapolis

April 19: University of California Davis

Events listed above are open to the public.

More!

February 6: Criminalizing Asylum, Mount Sinai Human Rights Program, New York City

February 14: University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

March 1: Crimmigration Through Time, Space, and Culture, Portland

April 16: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

March 20: Temple University, Philadelphia

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