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Mark R. Schlakman

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Schlakman serves as senior program director for the Florida State University Center for the Advancement of Human Rights and as coordinator of its Human Rights & National Security in the 21st Century lecture series. He teaches classes on immigration law in the College of Law as well as classes in human rights and national security, national security transformation and current issues in refugee protection through international affairs in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy.

Contact Information

Phone: (850) 644-4614
Phone: (850) 766-2146
Email: mschlakman@admin.fsu.edu


U.S. Immigration Policy

Despite an increasing emphasis upon border security and enforcement during the administrations of Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, the goal of securing the Southwest border has proven to be elusive and the federal government’s overall enforcement of immigration laws has been, at best, uneven and sometimes misplaced over the years.