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John Skrentny writes on winning strategies for immigration reform in a political climate of distrust.
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May 6-7, 2011, Weaver Conference Center, UC San Diego
With support from CCIS and participation from co-director David FitzGerald, UC San Diego School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS) hosts a two-day conference featuring leading academics from Japan, Brazil, Australia, and the United States who will examine the impact of future economic growth and community relations in Japan and the United States.
Admission is free, but registration is required. Click here to register.
For more information, visit the website or contact Lane Ogawa.
Friday, May 6, 2011
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Ulrike Schaede, UC San Diego and Kazuhisa Nishihara, Nagoya University
9:15 a.m. – 10:00 …
John Skrentny and Gary Lee will present their paper, “Nationhood and Multiculturalism in Industrialized East Asia,” at a conference on “The Nation and Citizen in Transformation: Making and Unmaking of Transnationalism in East Asia.” The conference will take place on May 6-7 at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
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David FitzGerald is the keynote speaker at the symposium on “Migration and Transnationalism: An Interdisciplinary Research Symposium” Thursday, April 28, 2011 at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.
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Seminar to be held in ERC 115 at 2:00 pm.
Amada Armenta will discuss her research on the implementation of the 287(g) program in Nashville, Tennessee. In April 2007, the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office began implementing the 287(g) program, which allows trained Sheriff’s deputies to screen all foreign born arrestees for immigration status and process them for removal. This particular paper focuses on how (or if) the adoption of the 287(g) program in Davidson County, affects the daily practices of city police officers whose arrests subject immigrants to screening in the jail, but who do not have immigration enforcement authority. Based …
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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