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Global Migration Seminar: Comprehensive Immigration Reform in the US - Can a Dream Come True?

Research profile seminar

Dr Velasco will talk about the conflicting interests within American society and political parties to form a comprehensive immigration reform.

Joint Seminar of the Centre on Global Migration and Peace and Development Research.

All Global Migration Seminars start with a common breakfast at 8:30 in the kitchen at School of Global Studies (Fourth floor, house 2E, Campus Linné). Welcome!

During the 2015-2016 American presidential campaign, immigration became a central topic of debate. Donald Trump statements about building a wall between the US-Mexican border as well as banning the arrival of some Muslim majority countries contrasts with the view Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton who favored a broad immigration reform.

Who are the main interest groups in favor of or against a comprehensive immigration reform? What are the possibilities to achieve a comprehensive immigration reform in the United States in the near future?

Jesus Velasco is the Joe and Teresa Long Endowed Chair in Social Sciences at Tarleton State University and non Resident Fellow of the Mexican Center at Rice University.

He earned a Ph.D. in Political Sciences at University of Texas Austin. After graduation, Velasco worked for many years at the Center for Teaching and Research in Economics (CIDE) in Mexico City. He was the Chairman of the Division of International Studies at CIDE from 1998 to 2001. He is a former visiting scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center, at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, and the Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies also at Harvard.

Velasco is the author of three books: with Rodolfo de la Garza. Bridging the Border: Transforming Mexico-US Relation, Boulder, Rowman and Littlefield, 1997; Neoconservatives in US Foreign Policy Under Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush: Voices Behind the Throne. Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press and The Wilson Center, 2010 (the book was recently published in 2016 inSpanish by El Fondo de Cultura Economica), and Foreign Views of the United States and of the 2016 Presidential election, forthcoming, Lexington Books, Spring 2018.

He just finished with Laura Vazquez the first survey ever conducted on Mexican high skill workers in the United States. He has published several articles on specialized journals of Mexico, the US, and Canada. Currently, he is writing a book on the relationship between the Mexican government and American Transnational Intellectuals from 1920 to 2006.

Lecturer: Professor Jesus Velasco, Tarleton State University, USA

Date: 12/6/2017

Time: 9:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Categories: Interdisciplinary, Social Sciences , Research, Diversity, Latin American Studies, International

Organizer: CGM and the Peace and Development Reseach Cluster at the School of Global Studies

Location: School of Global Studies, Campus Linné C417

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