What’s Happening at CCIS
CCIS Director John Skrentny was a speaker on the panel “A New Narrative on Immigration” at the 5th Global Forum of the UN Alliance of Civilizations in Vienna on February 27th.
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Thursday, March 7
Social Sciences Building 101
This paper is based on five years of ethnographic field research among a group of Latino fruit vendors in Los Angeles as well as interviews with their Mexico-based family members. It examines the influence of the sending community on migrant outcomes in the United States. For this population of migrants, I argue that the sending community and social networks structured around it can help to explain how migrants entered into and remained in the informal and high-risk work of fruit vending. In some instances, the exploitative nature of social networks structured around sending community negatively …
The Center for Comparative Immigration Studies (CCIS) at UC San Diego has launched a new blog that will provide analyses of the comprehensive immigration reform debate as it unfolds. For more information and to view the blog, click here.Read Full Post
Tuesday, March 5 at 6:00pm
Hojel Auditorium, Institute of the Americas
UC San Diego
Two recent U.S. Supreme Court cases seem to send opposite messages about the hundreds of recent state and local laws regulating noncitizens. One decision upheld Arizona’s law imposing sanctions on employers hiring undocumented workers, while the other struck down many parts of that state’s notorious SB1070, designed to drive out undocumented people using a policy of “attrition through enforcement.” Where is the line between valid state assistance to the federal government and unconstitutionally establishing independent state immigration policies? What could be wrong with the states helping enforce the federal …
Seminar to be held on Monday, March 4th in ERC 115 at 12:00 pm.
Coming out of the Great Recession, slow economic recovery has U.S. communities seeking strategies that will grow jobs in the short term and improve standards of living over the long term. This talk focuses on immigrants in the labor force and their skills, an especially relevant topic given that debates about immigration policy reform have started. How geographic regions can invest in the human capital and economic advancement of immigrants who are already living in their jurisdictions, to help boost short- and long-term U.S. economic growth, will …
The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is offering a three to six-month doctoral fellowship in the field of migration and integration at GMF’s headquarters in Washington, DC. The application deadline is February 28, 2013.
The Fellowship is designed to bring doctoral students working on immigration and integration issues to Washington, DC for a stay of three to six months. It aims to expose them to the work of a transatlantic organization and connect them with relevant experts and research resources in Washington, DC. During the program, the Fellow will be based at GMF’s headquarters and will work closely with …
“We asked for workers and families came:” Children, youth and families in migration
Friday, February 22, 2013
9am to 8pm (including dinner and cultural event)
University of California, Los Angeles
(385 Charles E. Young Drive, 1242 Law Building, Los Angeles, California 90095)
This conference draws together UC-wide faculty and students who study children, youth and families in relation to migration issues, broadly defined. Collectively, we want to address such questions as: How do migration experiences shape the experiences of growing up and raising children? How do current immigration policies affect families? How are the children of immigrants faring in educational contexts? What identities are they …
John Skrentny, CCIS Director, discusses the changes to the nation’s immigration laws.
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Thursday, January 31
Social Sciences Building 101
Veronica Terriquez (USC) will present, “The Political Socialization of Youth from Immigrant Families and the Role of Community-Based Organizations”.
Abstract: Advancing the literature on immigrant incorporation, youth civic engagement, and voluntary associations, this mixed-methods study examines the political socialization of youth from immigrant families. I contend that the barriers to immigrant parents’ political engagement limit their children’s political participation, unless children gain significant political exposure from community-based organizations (CBOs) or other non-family sources. Drawing on survey data from a representative sample of California’s youth population, my analysis demonstrate strong support for the top-down model of political …
What are the strengths and weaknesses of the partnership between Mexico and the United States? What might be done to improve it? Mexico and the United States explores both policy and process, and issues ranging from trade and development to concerns about migration, the environment, and crime. The book features CCIS Associate Director David FitzGerald and Rafael Alarcón’s chapter, “Migration: Policies and Politics”.
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