Schools Under Siege: The Impact of Immigration Enforcement on Educational Equity (Faculty Pub Night)

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 5:30pm to 7:00pm

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The first Faculty Pub Night of the 2021-2022 season features Joy Ee, Assistant Professor LMU's School of Education. Ee will be joined by co-author Patricia Gándara (UCLA). They will discuss their upcoming publication, Schools Under Siege: The Impact of Immigration Enforcement on Educational Equity.

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About Faculty Pub Night: 

Students, staff, faculty, alumni, and any members of the public are all invited to the 2021-2022 series of Faculty Pub Night at the William H. Hannon Library. Eight LMU professors are selected annually to discuss their latest publication or project in a comfortable setting and format that welcomes diverse perspectives for an inclusive conversation aimed to educate the entire community. All Faculty Pub Nights are free and open to the public.

About the Authors' Work:

Using original qualitative and quantitative data, Schools Under Siege confronts the many ways, direct and indirect, in which US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) policies and practices disrupt education. The book explores the impact of these policies not only on the six-million-plus K–12 students in the US at risk for being directly affected by enforcement, but also the wide-ranging consequences for their classmates, educators, and communities.

Fear, stress, and trauma invoked by the threat of ICE detention and deportation contribute to increased absenteeism, decreased student achievement, and parent disengagement. Bullying becomes more widespread, and a multitude of other effects impact school climate and student health and well-being. Amplifying the burden, these effects are experienced disproportionately in poorly funded districts and Title I schools and are felt more acutely among vulnerable populations such as immigrant students, English language learners, and Latinx students.

Schools Under Siege highlights the work of teachers, counselors, and administrators who are addressing these day-to-day challenges in support of students and families. It provides a profile of a model sanctuary school and offers practical advice for how educators, local government, and nonprofit agencies can work together to mitigate the collateral damage of immigration enforcement. The book suggests ways in which concerned persons can advocate for immigration policy reform at the local, state, and federal levels.

Ultimately, editors Patricia Gándara and Jongyeon Ee chart a course into a future that makes good on the promise of equitable education for all students.

About the Authors: 

Jongyeon Joy Ee is an assistant professor at the School of Education, Loyola Marymount University (LMU). She earned her doctorate from the UCLA Graduate School of Education and was a postdoctoral research associate at the UCLA Civil Rights Project. She has authored several research reports and book chapters on school segregation, racial inequality, and school discipline in K–12 schools, including “Harming Our Common Future: America’s Segregated Schools 65 Years after Brown,” “Segregating California’s Future: Inequality and Its Alternative 60 Years after Brown v. Board of Education," and “Our Segregated Capital: An Increasingly Diverse City with Racially Polarized Schools.” Her recent publications have also focused on language-minority students and immigrant students and have appeared in American Educational Research Journal, Bilingual Research Journal, and International Journal of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education, including “The Impact of Immigration Enforcement on the Nation’s Schools,” “10 Employer Preferences: Do Bilingual Applicants and Employees Experience an Advantage?,” “Are Parents Satisfied with Integrated Classrooms?: Exploring Integration in Dual Language Programs,” and “Bamboo Bridges or Barriers? Exploring Advantages of Bilingualism among Asians in the US Labor Market through the Lens of Superdiversity.” She was awarded the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the National Association for Bilingual Education and the Ascending Scholar Award form LMU.

About the William H. Hannon Library:

The William H. Hannon Library fosters excellence in academic achievement through an array of distinctive services that enable learners to feed their curiosity, experience new worlds, develop their ideas, inform their decision-making, and inspire others. More information can be found at

For more information about this event, contact John Jackson, Head of Outreach & Communications for the William H. Hannon Library, at (310) 338-5234 or

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