Department of Sociology

CONFERENCE: Migration during an Era of Restriction

Wed, November 4, 2009

Wednesday, November 4

5:00 p.m.

Governors’ Room, Texas Union 3.116

Chair: Nestor Rodríguez (Sociology & PRC)

·         Sarah Blanchard (Sociology/Population Research Center), Immigration and Deportation of Hondurans

·         Jodi Berger Cardoso (Social Work), Salvadoran Deportees with U.S. Children

·         Lindsey Carte (Geography and the Environment), Hospital Deportations of Immigrant Patients

·         Erin Trouth Hofmann (Sociology/Population Research Center), Impacts of Restrictive Russian Policy on Georgian Migrants

·         Tania R. Vasquez (Sociology/Population Research Center), Argentine and Peruvian Migrants in Italy and Spain in Contexts of Restriction

Followed by reception

Thursday, November 5

8:30 a.m. Registration and Coffee

9:00 a.m. Welcoming Remarks

9:15 A.M. Session 1.  United States, European, and Mexican Overviews

10: 45 a.m. Coffee Break

11:00 A.M. Session 2.  Policies and Conditions of Restriction

2:30 p.m. Session 3. Long Reach of Restrictions to Sending Communities

4:00 p.m  Immigrant Family Detention and Advocacy Strategies?

Documentary Screening of The Least of These shows how litigation, media, and community advocacy can achieve social change

5:00 p.m. Reception

Tejas Room AT&T Center

5:30 p.m.  Keynote Address
Tejas Room, AT&T Center

Alejandro Portes, Princeton University

“Dividing or Converging? Political Loyalties, Transnational Organizations, and the Incorporation of Latin American Immigrants in the United States”

Friday, November 6

AT&T Conference Center, Room 103

9:00 a.m. Registration and Coffee

9:30 a.m. Session 4. Migrant Populations under Stress

1:00 p.m.  Session 5.  Roundtable: Legal and Human Rights Advocacy

3:15 p.m. Coffee Break

3:30 p.m. Session 6. Roundtable: Research Perspectives on Migration under Restriction

5:30 p.m.  End

Sponsored by:

Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Lat in American Studies (LLILAS); Center for European Studies; France-UT Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies; Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (CREES); Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS);  Population Research Center; C. B. Smith Sr. Centennial Chair in U.S.-Mexico Relations #1; Depts. of Government, Geography, and Sociology; UT School of Law ; Graduate School and the George W. Jalonick II and Dorothy Cockrell Jalonick Centennial Lectureship;  Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost

For more details about the full program, please visit this link <> or contact Paloma Diaz ( <>  ; 512-232-2409)

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