Race(ing) towards Legal Literacy for (Im)migration amidst COVID-19
Keywords:immigration, race, immigrants, legal, law, literacy, critical legal literacy, legal literacy, people of color, higher education, academia
Historically and contemporarily, immigration laws have disproportionately affected immigrant faculty and students of color because they often inadvertently function as racial policy. (Critical) legal literacy enacted via a bottom-up approach can help to address such laws. Higher education institutions, organizations, labor unions and associations are uniquely positioned to use critical legal literacy as a tool of advocacy for immigrant faculty and students of color amidst the adverse effects of COVID-19.