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Writing in the Huffington Post, reviewer Geri Spiegler describes Mexican Migration and the U.S. Economic Crisis as containing information “accumulated over many years that is presented thoughtfully, well researched, and without drama that affirm this scholarly textbook a place both on an academic shelf and well beyond the classroom.”
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CCIS Director Emeritus Wayne Cornelius was interviewed for CBS Evening News about President Obama’s plan to deploy 1200 troops to the U.S.-Mexico border.Read Full Post
Pete Dominick, host of “Politics of the United States” on XM Radio, interviewed David FitzGerald on President Obama’s deployment of National Guard troops to the Southwest border.Read Full Post
“This looks very much like an election-year ploy,” said Wayne Cornelius, co-director of the Center of Expertise on Migration and Health at the University of California San Diego. He said it’s hard to believe that the president and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano “really expect deployment of the National Guard to deter would-be illegal entrants.”
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… However, there is no evidence that National Guard deployment impeded illegal immigrants, said Wayne Cornelius, director emeritus of the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at UC San Diego.
In Cornelius’ 2007 survey of potential immigrants, the National Guard’s presence on the border was cited as a major concern by just 5% of interviewees — “the same proportion who were concerned about being robbed en route to the U.S. by Mexican police,” he said. “That’s even more revealing because a majority of our interviewees believed, incorrectly, that the National Guard troops were armed and authorized to shoot.”
Obama’s decision, Cornelius said, “looks …
… In 2006, President Bush sent 6,000 National Guard troops to the border, including to San Diego.
Shortly after, Wayne Cornelius, who studies migration at UCSD, interviewed about 1,000 people in Mexico who were considering crossing to the United States illegally.
“The National Guard presence on the border was a major source of concern for just 5 percent of our interviewees. And it’s even more revealing because the majority believed, incorrectly, that the National Guard in 2006 were armed and, presumably, authorized to shoot,” said Cornelius.
Cornelius and a bipartisan homeland security analyst in Washington say sending the National Guard may buy political …
” … Being in a border city, this editorial page has never been enamored of the idea that the immigration problem can be fixed by building a wall or putting up a fence, and calling it a day. In fact, as has been pointed out by longtime border researcher Wayne Cornelius, formerly of UC San Diego, building walls often has the effect of sealing off immigrant communities and preventing the kind of cross-border migration that allows immigrants to go home. …”
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Chancellor Marye Anne Fox has appointed CCIS Associate Director David FitzGerald as holder of the Gildred Chair for United States – Mexican Relations in the Division of Social Sciences, effective July 1. This appointment is based on the recommendation of campus reviewers and the enthusiastic endorsement by Dean Elman and Senior Vice Chancellor Drake.Read Full Post
Aarti Kohli – Operation Streamline: Assembly-Line Justice at the Border
Please listen (above) to the Research Seminar given by Aarti Kohli on May 18, 2010. We also encourage you to subscribe to our CCIS Podcast and listen to all of our research seminars for free!
Aarti Kohli, director of immigration policy at the Warren Institute, will discuss a recent research project examining a Department of Homeland Security program that requires the federal criminal prosecution and imprisonment of all unlawful border crossers. The program, known as Operation Streamline, mainly targets migrant workers with no criminal history and has resulted in skyrocketing …
CCIS Associate Director David FitzGerald’s book was reviewed recently in A Nation of Emigrants: How Mexico Manages its MigrationMigraciones Internacionales. Cecilia Imaz Bayona of Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México describes the book as “highly recommended and illustrative, as much for its historical material as for its arguments about new forms of citizenship produced by international migration.”
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