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CCIS associate director David FitzGerald was interviewed by Al Jazeera for a piece on the declining number of unauthorized immigrants in the United States.Read Full Post
Choice Magazine has named Four Generations of Norteños and Migration from the Mexican Mixteca as “outstanding academic titles” for 2009.
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The UC Center of Expertise on Migration and Health (COEMH), a component of the UC-wide Global Health Institute, is a ten-campus, interdisciplinary program whose mission is to improve health and eliminate health disparities of international migrants, refugees, and internally displaced people around the world. The COEMH will hold its first annual, interdisciplinary Research Training Workshop on May 13-14 at UC San Diego. The workshop will serve as a showcase for research being undertaken by graduate students and recent postdoctoral scholars throughout the UC system relating to migration and health. Graduate students and postdocs will present …
“…The deaths of two immigrants after an overcrowded smuggling vessel capsized off Torrey Pines State Beach on Jan. 16 highlighted the area’s status as a maritime corridor for the illicit traffic of people and drugs. The two victims, a man from Mexico and a woman from Guatemala, are the first known maritime smuggling fatalities in San Diego County.
‘It was totally predictable,’ said Wayne Cornelius, director emeritus of the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at the University of California San Diego. ‘People always underestimate the determination of the migrants themselves, and the creativity of the professional people smugglers.’”
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“John Skrentny, director of UC San Diego’s Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, noted that if there’s one thing that has happened with immigration reform, it may be a lack of momentum.
‘I would say that the Obama administration has lost a lot of its momentum while trying to repair the economy and get through with the agenda on health care,’ Skrentny said. ‘The progress Obama has made on immigration will be harder to follow through because of the lost momentum.’”
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CCIS Emeritus Director Wayne Cornelius was featured on CBS’s 60 Minutes program recently, talking about the virtual fence being built on the U.S.-Mexico border.
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“It’s a great deal for Boeing and its subcontractors. It’s a bad deal for the taxpayers,” Wayne Cornelius, a professor at the University of California, San Diego, told Kroft.
There are some, like Cornelius, who think the virtual fence provides only the illusion of border security. He has studied and written about the border for years and says the only thing that has ever stopped people from illegally entering the United States from Mexico was the …
Marisa Abrajano – Latinos and the 2008 Elections in California
Listen above to the Research Seminar given by Marisa Abrajano on January 12, 2010. We also encourage you to subscribe to our CCIS Podcast and listen to all of our research seminars for free!
Similar to the outcomes in both the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections, California was expected to be a solidly blue state in the 2008 presidential race. What makes this presidential election distinct from previous ones, however, is the significant role that California played in the democratic nomination process. For the first time in the modern …
All seminars start at 2:00 in the Eleanor Roosevelt Administration Building Conference Room.
January 12, 2010
Latinos and the 2008 Elections in California (co-authored with Fernando Guerra, Professor of Political Science at Loyola Marymount University)
Marisa Abrajano, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of California, San Diego; CCIS Visiting Fellow
February 2, 2010
Birth Rates and Border Crossings: The Demographic Push Behind Emigration in the Americas (co-authored with Craig McIntosh, Associate Professor, Department of Economics and School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego)
Gordon Hanson, Professor, Department of Economics and School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San …