Immigration author, filmmaker set to speak at Briar Cliff


Sioux City, Iowa--Immigration in America will be highlighted during a presentation by author and filmmaker Roy Germano at Briar Cliff University on Sunday, September 24 at 8 pm in the St. Francis Center.   

Germano’s presentation, entitled “Building Bridges Not Walls: Talking About Immigration in the Age of Trump,” will highlight the anti-immigrant sentiment in the United States. Following his presentation, Germano will show a series of short documentaries which explore the costs and complexities of immigration.

A research scholar at New York University’s School of Law and adjunct assistant professor in New York University’s Masters Program in International Relations, Germano is the author of Outsourcing Welfare: How the Money Immigrants Send Home Contributes to Stability in Developing Countries, due this winter by Oxford University Press. He is also the award-winning director of the documentary The Other Side of Immigration and the Vice News series Immigrant America.

Germano’s September 24 presentation is open to the public. For more information on this event and others at Briar Cliff, visit


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