What’s Happening at CCIS
Seminar to be held on Wednesday, December 4th in ERC 115. Event begins at 12:00PM.
Author Meets Critics: Join David Pedersen, Beatriz Cortez and David Gutierrez as they discuss Mr. Pedersen’s book American Value: Migrants, Money and Meaning in El Salvador and the United States.
El Salvador has transformed dramatically over the past half-century. Historically reliant on cash crops like coffee and cotton, the country emerged from a civil war in 1992 to find much of its national wealth coming from money sent home by a massive emigrant workforce in the United States. In American Value, David Pedersen examines this new way …
Building the Innovation Economy? The Challenges of Defining, Creating and Maintaining the STEM Workforce:
For several years, policymakers in Washington, academic and other experts, and industry leaders have emphasized the importance of the so-called “STEM” fields—science, technology, engineering and math—for economic growth, national competitiveness and security, and job creation. Yet we still know little about how this crucial sector of the economy works, and in particular, why industry demands ever more foreign workers even as many US workers are leaving this vibrant sector, and how US workers keep their skill sets current in the face of continual change. Most broadly, we …
Seminar to be held on Wednesday, October 23rd at 12:00 pm in ERC 115.
Many low-income countries and development organizations are calling for greater liberalization of labor immigration policies in high-income countries. At the same time, human rights organizations and migrant rights advocates demand more equal rights for migrant workers. Martin Ruhs’ The Price of Rights shows why you cannot always have both.
Martin Ruhs analyzes how high-income countries restrict the rights of migrant workers as part of their labor immigration policies and discusses the implications for global debates about regulating labor migration and protecting migrants. His book comprehensively looks at the tensions between …
Rocio Rosales, UC Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow at CCIS, has published a paper in Ethnic and Racial Studies (Forthcoming November 2013). The article, “Stagnant Immigrant Social Networks and Cycles of Exploitation,” focuses on social network-based exploitation within a Mexican migrant street vendor community in Los Angeles.Read Full Post
Seminar to be held on Wednesday, October 2nd at 12:00 pm
On June 15, 2012, the White House introduced the program of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DACA represents a major shift in the Obama administration’s immigration enforcement priorities, as it provides an estimated 1.76 million undocumented youth with relief from deportation and two-year renewable work permits. In the first of its kind, this study analyzes over 450,000 individual DACA applications submitted to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
We obtained individual-level records via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Using these data, we provide a comprehensive account of DACA …
CCIS co-director John Skrentny was interviewed for an article on Live Science about the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
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CCIS Associate Director David FitzGerald was recently given the 2013 award for public sociology from the international migration section of the American Sociological Association. The award is given annually to scholars whose work addresses immigration and related issues in ways that apply scholarly knowledge directly in public work, generate knowledge for public use, or otherwise contribute to improving the lives of migrants or refugees.Read Full Post
CCIS research associate Tom Wong was the feature of a recent LA Times profile.
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Wong, who is also a UCSD political science professor, is currently blogging about the chances for comprehensive immigration reform in the U.S. Congress.
CCIS Associate Director David FitzGerald was interviewed by the Arizona Repubic about the efficacy of border enforcement measures in stopping those attempting to cross clandestinely.
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