CCIS works extensively with the media to disseminate its research findings. Research content has been provided for more than 350 print and electronic news reports distributed nationally and internationally. The Center has produced 13 programs on immigration issues for public television. These programs have been broadcast locally, statewide, and nationally by UCSD-TV, UC-TV, and the Dish Network. In addition, CCIS has provided significant amounts of content for programs or segments on immigration policy that were broadcast by CBS “60 Minutes” (two segments, broadcast in 2005 and 2009), PBS “Frontline,” PBS “NewsHour with Jim Lehrer,” Utah Public Television, CNN, NBC Nightly News, ABC Evening News, BBC World Service, and HBO Documentaries, as well as for several independent films on the U.S.-Mexico border.
The most recent stories in which CCIS-affiliated researchers appear are below. The full archive can be found here.
Mexican soccer team: A question of nationality, pride (Chicago Tribune)
…David Keyes, a researcher at the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at the University of California at San Diego, said more national teams, especially those in Europe, are wrestling with these questions as their countries receive more immigrants. Keyes, who writes the Culture of Soccer blog, said the debates mirror broader social questions about immigrants assimilating into their new homelands. Mexican soccer fans, he said, want to believe their team’s players bleed red, white and green, as they do.
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“You almost need an Immigration hearing to determine if a player really cares about his country,” Keyes said… Read full article …
Illegal-immigrant workers driven down hard road (San Diego Union-Tribune)
… “The vast majority of Mexican migrants who have been in the U.S. for more than a few years have nothing to return to in Mexico,” said Wayne Cornelius, director of the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at the University of California San Diego.
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“There are no jobs in their hometowns, and most of their close relatives are already living with them here. Their economic and family bases have shifted to the U.S., so they are strongly inclined to ride out the current hard times.” … Read full article »