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CCIS publication Four Generations of Norteños, based on research carried out under the Mexican Migration Field Research Program, was reviewed recently in Latino Studies.
Reviewer Ana María Aragonés writes that the book “provides a thoughtful overview of some determinants of migration. … Its main contribution is to raise doubts about some hypotheses presented by other studies, posing a new set of considerations to the discussion, which in turn makes it a very up-to-date presentation of current research on migration.” She concludes that the book “is written with rigorous clarity and each article is thematically connected to the book’s effort to provide …
” … A research team led by Wayne Cornelius, Director of the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at the University of California, San Diego, has found that while unauthorized migrants from Mexico may be caught on their first attempt at crossing the border, they have an almost 100 percent chance of eventual success—particularly if they enlist the services of a coyote, or people smuggler. Moreover, as border enforcement is tightened between ports of entry along the southwest border, more migrants are being smuggled through ports of entry (sealed in a compartment within a vehicle, or as a passenger with …Read Full Post
UCSD professor emeritus Wayne Cornelius recently presented his survey results, facts and views regarding illegal immigration in the United States at a colloquium for the UCSD Chancellor’s Associates.
He observed that enforcement of existing immigration laws is extremely difficult, if not impossible, due to the conflicting interests of employers. That being the case, the resolution of the problem has to start with congressional action.
Cornelius’ topic for the associates event was “Toward a Smarter and More Just U.S. Immigration Policy: What Mexican Migrants Can Tell Us.”
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CCIS director will speak at the Watson Institute at Brown University on April 23. His lecture, part of the Brown Legal Studies Seminar series, is titled “After Civil Rights: Law and Race in the New American Workplace.” For more information, visit the Watson Institute website or view the flyer from the event.Read Full Post
CCIS Director Emeritus Wayne Cornelius told the Arizona Daily Star:
Calls for the military, which date to the Mexican Revolution, have become politically motivated, knee-jerk overreactions to incidents, said Wayne Cornelius, director emeritus of the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at University of California-San Diego. It would be best to leave border work to the Border Patrol, he said.
“They are the trained professionals in immigration law enforcement, including tracking and apprehending people-smugglers,” Cornelius wrote in an e-mail. “We should leave it to the professionals.”
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Former CCIS guest scholar Adam Sawyer has published an article titled In Mexico, Mother’s Education and Remittances Matter in School Outcomes for the Migration Policy Institute. In the article, Sawyer uses data collected as part of the Mexican Migration Field Research Program in 2007-2008.
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All seminars start at 2:00 PM in the Eleanor Roosevelt Administration Building Conference Room
Chinese Immigrant Transnational Organizations in the U.S. and Development in China
Min Zhou, Professor of Sociology and Asian American Studies, UCLA
Second Generations in Italy: Literature, Identity, and the Challenge of Citizenship
Clarissa Clo, Assistant Professor of Italian & European Studies; Visiting Research Fellow, CCIS
Immigration, Race, and Law in Italy: The Political Economy of Backlash
Kitty Calavita, Chancellor’s Professor and Professor of Criminology, Law & Society and Sociology, UC Irvine
Seminar title to be announced
Aarti Kohli, Director of Immigration Policy, Warren Institute,UC Berkeley Law School
These seminars are …
CCIS Associate Director David FitzGerald was interviewed recently by the Council on Foreign Relations. Speaking about “The Immigration Economy” FitzGerald said:
“The overall influence of unauthorized immigration on the U.S. economy is quite small, though it is signficant in sectors like agriculture, construction, and the hospitality sector, which rely on low-skilled labor. While unauthorized migration has a slighly depressive effect on the wages of unskilled native workers, only 8 percent of the total hours worked in the U.S. in 2007 were performed by people with less than a high school education. In fact, unauthorized immigrant labor is generally complementary to native-born …
UCLA sociology Ph.D. student Thomas Soehl, who gave a talked entitled “Inheriting the homeland?: Intergenerational transmission of cross-border ties in migrant families” at the March 12 University of California International Migration Conference, was quoted in La Opinión for an article about second generation immigrants.
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Introduction and Panel 1. Ethnicity and the Politics of Immigration
Panel 2. Assimilation and Transnationalism
Panel 3. Immigration and the Welfare State
Panel 4. Immigration Law and Control
On March 12, 2010, CCIS will host a University of California-wide conference on international migration. Panels are listed below.
If you are interested in attending the conference, please contact Ana Minvielle, email@example.com.
The conference will be held in the Deutz Conference Room of the Institute of the Americas. For directions, please visit the IOA website.
Sponsored by CCIS, The Gifford Center for Population Studies at UC Davis, the Center for Research on Immigration, Population and Public Policy at …