What’s Happening at CCIS
MIPEX is an interactive tool and reference guide to assess, compare and improve integration policies produced by the British Council and the Migration Policy Group.
These measurements reveal how policies compare against the standard of equal rights and responsibilities and opportunities for migrants.
For more information, visit the MIPEX website.
April Linton chairs the session “The Children of Immigrants in Comparative Perspective” at the Population Association of America (PAA) meetings in Washington, DC, March 31 – April 2, 2011.
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CCIS Director John Skrentny will be presenting “Obama and Immigration Reform: A Tough Sell for a Grand Bargain” at the meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association in Chicago, March 31-April 3, 2011. CCIS Research Claire Adida will be presenting “Gender and Generosity: Problems in Islamic Integration into France” at the same meeting.
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Congressional Republicans want more fencing, sensors, agents and drones to keep out all illegal migrants.
Immigration skirmishes seem to excite the Republican base, said Wayne Cornelius, a professor emeritus at UC San Diego who has spent more than 40 years studying cross-border migration.
“In the short-term, they calculate they can gain more votes with these hard-liner proposals,” he said, but some may have qualms about alienating Latinos.
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The Brussels Forum is an annual meeting of North American and European political, corporate and intellectual leaders to discuss current problems facing both regions. John Skrentny will be presenting on a panel exploring opportunities and dilemmas related to skilled migration to Europe.
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CCIS associate director David FitzGerald and director emeritus Wayne Cornelius were quoted recently in a KPBS radio story about undocumented immigrants crossing by sea.
Border researchers Wayne Cornelius and David Fitzgerald at the University of California-San Diego, who interviewed thousands of would-be migrants in Mexico, found that knowing someone who died crossing the border does not dissuade people from trying themselves. The researchers also discovered that tougher border enforcement does little to deter migrants.
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CCIS Research Claire Adida presents at the “Gender and Generosity: Problems in Islamic Integration into France” at the Princeton University Conference on Comparative Approaches to Immigration and Ethnic Diversity, March 18 and 19, 2011 in Princeton, NJ.Read Full Post
Marisa Abrajano is in the process of publishing “Are Blacks and Latinos Responsible for the Passage of Proposition 8? Analyzing Voter Attitudes on California’s Proposal to Ban Same-Sex Marriage in 2008.”
Abrajano, Marisa. September, 2010. “Are Blacks and Latinos Responsible for the Passage of Proposition 8? Analyzing Voter Attitudes on California’s Proposal to Ban Same-Sex Marriage in 2008”. Political Research Quarterly.
Marisa Abrajano has published Campaigning to the New American Electorate: Television Advertising to Latinos and New Faces and New Voices: The Hispanic Electorate in America.
Abrajano, Marisa. 2010. Campaigning to the New American Electorate: Television Advertising to Latinos. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
Abrajano, Marisa and Michael Alvarez. 2010. New Faces, New Voices: The Hispanic Electorate in America. New Jersey: Princeton University Press.Read Full Post
April Linton has published “Bilingualism for the Children: Dual-Language Programs under Restrictive Language Policies in Forbidden”.
Linton, April and Rebecca C. Franklin. 2010. “Bilingualism for the Children: Dual-Language Programs under Restrictive Language Policies.” Chap. 11 in Forbidden Language: English Learners and Restrictive Language Policies edited by Patricia Gándara and Megan Hopkins. New York: Teachers College Press.
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