Wilkes University


Wilkes University Presents the Lecture “Borders Beyond the Wall: Immigration Policy Today and the Battles Ahead” on March 21

The question of national immigration policy will be the focus when the lecture, “Borders Beyond the Wall: Immigration Policy Today and the Battles Ahead” is presented on Tues., March 21 at Wilkes University. The lecture will be delivered by Lina Newton, associate professor of political science at Hunter College, CUNY, in the Miller Room at the Henry Center, 84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre, and is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society.

Newton received her doctorate from the University of California, Irvine.  Her research and teaching combine her interests in American politics and immigration policy.  She is the author of Illegal, Alien, or Immigrant: The Politics of Immigration Reform from New York University Press. Newton’s work on American federalism and the rise of state immigration lawmaking has appeared in Publius and Law and Policy.  Her most recent work on the ideological components of immigration federalism appeared in Laws.   Newton has been a member of the American Political Science Association since 1996, and has also served on the executive council of the New York Association of American Public Opinion Researchers.