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News Release

October 25, 2006


Lisa Trei, News Service: (650) 725-0224,

Mexican immigration roundtable set for Oct. 30

A panel discussion on Mexican immigration is scheduled from 4:15 to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, to illuminate the stakes and concerns involved for citizens on both sides of the border.

This year, Congress is engaged in hotly contested debates concerning immigration policy. Meanwhile, Mexican nationals in the United States can vote in Mexican elections for the first time. Sponsored by the Bill Lane Center for the Study of the North American West, "Rethinking Mexican Immigration: A Roundtable" will be moderated by David R. Ayón, a senior research associate at the Center for the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University. Jorge Bustamante, a sociology professor at the University of Notre Dame; Tamar Jacoby, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute; Guillermina Jasso, a sociology professor at New York University; and Susan Ferriss, a staff writer at the Sacramento Bee, will participate as discussants. The roundtable will be held in the Arrillaga Alumni Center and is free and open to the public.

From 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in Room 105 of Braun Hall (Building 320), the public is invited to attend the session of Immigration Rights and Wrongs, an autumn quarter course being taught by faculty of the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity and other scholars. That night's topic will be "At the Border: Immigrants, Enforcers and Advocates." For more information about this course, visit



Connie Dennis, The Bill Lane Center for the Study of the North American West: (650) 725-1320,

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