CMSOnAir | Sara Campos and the Role of Civil Society in Shaping a Nation

CMSOnAir | Sara Campos and the Role of Civil Society in Shaping a Nation

In the second of the two-part CMSOnAir series, “Shaping a Nation: The Past and Present Struggles Over Immigration,” the Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) speaks with Sara Campos, a writer and immigrant rights lawyer formerly with the Northern California Immigrant Rights Coalition. Ms. Campos is the author of “The Influence of Civil Society in US Immigrant Communities and the US Immigration Debate” in the 2014 book International Migration, US Immigration Law, and Civil Society: From the Pre-Colonial Era to the 113th Congress published by CMS and the Scalabrini International Migration Network.

In this interview, Ms. Campos discusses the historic role of civil society in influencing and shaping US immigration law and policy. She details past and present groups on both sides of the immigration debate, the significance of the DREAMer movement, and the importance of solidarity between Black Americans and immigrants.