Lewis University student Kristin Murray of Joliet presented a poster, "Illegal Immigration from Mexico: Why the Current U.S. Policy Is Unsuccessful and What Reforms Are Needed," April 24 at the Midwest Political Science Association's Annual Meeting at the Palmer House in Chicago.
The poster focuses on current policies addressing illegal immigration from Mexico that have been unsuccessful in preventing undocumented workers from working in the U.S. Murray proposed a solution to the illegal immigration problem that requires a joint effort by Mexico and the United States.
“This is a significant accomplishment for an undergraduate--she was competing with PhDs and graduate students from all over the world for selection to this poster session,” commented Dr. Laurette Liesen, Lewis University professor of political science. Murray graduates from Lewis University in May. She plans on attending graduate school at Florida State University. Liesen added, “She has done wonderfully here at Lewis, and she shows great promise for graduate school.”
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