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IIR Colloquium: Waiting in Immigration Bureaucracy
The Institute for Immigration Research welcomes you to join us for our final Colloquium of the Spring 2023 semester. Michelle Dromgold-Sermen, Assistant Director of the IIR, will present her research on "Waiting in Immigration Bureaucracy: Social Consequences of Uncertainty in U.S. Legal Permanent Residence Processing, 2007-2021."

Michelle Dromgold-Sermen joined the IIR as Assistant Director in February 2023. Her areas of expertise include U.S. immigration law and policy, legality and membership, refugee resettlement, and global migration management. Her research is interdisciplinary and adopts multiple methods including computational, qualitative, and quantitative analysis to explore diverse questions about the impacts of migration systems and administration for the experiences of migrants and citizens. In her current research, she analyzes online immigration forum posts to examine the consequences of uncertain policymaking and waiting for visa-holders in the United States who are navigating the adjustment of status process to become legal permanent residents. She has spent extensive time researching and working with migrant and refugee populations in Germany, Türkiye, and the United States.

May 3, 2023 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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