What’s Happening at CCIS
El Colegio de la Frontera Norte
Invites you to the presentation of the book:
Recession Without Borders
Mexican Migrants Confront the Economic Downturn
Edited by David Scott FitzGerald, Rafael Alarcón and Leah Muse-Orlinoff
Dr. Gustavo Verduzco Igartúa
El Colegio de México
Dra. Paz Trigueros Legarreta
Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana – Azcapotzalco
Dr. Rafael Alarcón Acosta
El Colegio de la Frontera Norte
November 24, 2011
5:00pm, Casa Colef
Francisco Sosa 254, Barrui de Sabta Catarina
Delegación Coyoacán, México, D.F.
A group of researchers from CCIS recently traveled to Washington, DC to present the results of research carried out as part of the Mexican Migration Field Research Program. In a presentation sponsored by the offices of Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-California) and Representative Candice Miller (R-Michigan), CCIS researchers presented research dealing with topics including the impact of border enforcement measures and laws at the sub-national level that deal with immigration matters on the behavior of Mexican immigrants in the United States. The presentation to congressional staffers was followed by a roundtable discussion with members of the Congressional Research Service (CRS). In a wide-ranging …Read Full Post
Research from the Mexican Migration Field Research Program was mentioned in The Dallas Morning News
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On November 3-5, 2011, the University of California, San Diego will host the Second Conference on Ethnicity, Race, and Indigenous Peoples in Latin America and the Caribbean. The event is organized and sponsored by ERIP (LASA Section on Ethnicity, Race, and Indigenous Peoples), CILAS-UCSD (Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies, University of California, San Diego), CLAS-SDSU (Center for Latin American Studies, San Diego State University), LACES (Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies, journal published by Taylor & Francis and housed at UCSD), Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies (University of California, San Diego), and CCIS (Center for Comparative …Read Full Post
An Immersion program for the 2012 January Intersession is being sponsored by University of San Diego’s Trans-Border Institute. The program offers a great opportunity to gain international experience and learn about the important issues surrounding the San Diego-Tijuana border community through political, economic, social, and theological spectrum.
For more information, view website and flyer.
The review for Migration from the Mexican Mixteca: Transnational Community in Oaxaca and California has appeared in The Journal of Latin American Studies, Volume 43-2011.
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CCIS Associate Director David FitzGerald was interviewed for an article by the Spanish news agency EFE about how border crime affects unauthorized immigration.
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Seminar to be held on Monday, October 10th in ERC 115 at 12:00 pm.
Brazil, like the United States, often defines itself as a “nation of immigrants.” Yet immigration has implications far beyond the direct experiences of newcomers. The idea of immigration, often so different than the concrete reality of arrival, allowed Brazil’s elites (made up of landowners, politicians, intellectuals, and industrialists) to see a future that was different and better than the present one.
More than five million immigrants flowed into Brazil between 1872 and 1972 and the majority originated in Europe, especially Italy. Yet Brazil stands out for the high …
CCIS Director John Skrentny recently explained his research on regional variations in immigration law in an interview for EurAsylum, a UK organization that provides research and technical support services regarding immigration and refugee policy.
To read the interview, click here.