Immigration Conference: Immigration Policy and Human Rights: Perspectives from Border Communities

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For more information on the NMSU Immigration Conference, see the website: http://immigration.nmsu.edu/
The conference program is also posted below.  
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Dear friends,

New Mexico State University will host the conference "Immigration Policy and Human Rights: Perspectives from Border Communities" June 17-22. The conference includes keynote speaker Maria Hinojosa of NPR-Latino USA and PBS-NOW (on June 18), as well as researchers and advocates for the rights of migrants in Mexico and the US. Free and open to the public. Spanish/English translation provided.

 

Please see program and registration details at http://immigration.nmsu.edu

Best regards,

Neil Harvey

Department of Government

New Mexico State University

nha...@nmsu.edu

 


http://immigration.nmsu.edu/


2012 Immigration Policy Conference

Immigration Policy and Human Rights: Perspectives from Border Communities

June 17-22, 2012 Las Cruces, NM

 

REGISTER FOR THIS CONFERENCE


The lack of immigration reform at the national level has been accompanied by increasing enforcement measures which directly impact communities in the US-Mexico border region. This conference focuses on the social impacts of border enforcement and discusses the challenges facing community organizations as they seek to promote dialogue and alternative approaches based on respect for human rights. Panels will include scholars and community leaders from the US and Mexico with first-hand knowledge of the current legal and social challenges facing immigrants, border communities and policy makers. Comparative and historical contexts will also be discussed in order to understand similarities and differences regarding the discourses and practices surrounding immigration policy in Mexico and the United States. The conference will be followed by three community events with the goals of fostering broader dialogue and new networks for creating and disseminating new knowledge. 

 

A keynote speech will be given by award winning journalist and author Maria Hinojosa entitled, "Stories from the Frontlines: Detention, Deporation, and the New America" on Monday, June 18 at 7.00 pm. Click here to read her bio


2012 Immigration Policy Conference: Program of Events

 

All of the following panels will take place in Corbett Center Auditorium unless otherwise noted. The events listed below are free and open to the public. Spanish and English translation will be provided. 


Monday, June 18

9.00-9.15am Introduction

Neil Harvey: NMSU, Department of Government
Iñigo García-Bryce: NMSU, Center for Latin American and Border Studies
Sandra Garabano: UTEP, Center for Inter-American and Border Studies
Susan Tiano: UNM, Latin American and Iberian Institute

9.15-10.45am Panel 1: Enforcement Policies and Social Consequences

Exploring the Gap between Promises and Policies: The Obama Administration, Immigrant Deportations, and the Role of Institutional Fragmentation 
- Jose Villalobos: UTEP, Department of Political Science

Mexican Migrant Experiences of Repatriation and Violence 
Scott Whiteford: University of Arizona, Center for Latin American Studies

The Evolving Terrain of Detainment, Detention, and Deportation of Unaccompanied Migrant Children 
- Tia Upchurch-Freelove: Graduate Student, NMSU, Department of Government

11.15-12.45pm Panel 2: Historical Aspects of Immigration

Arriving in America: NMSU's Spring 2012 Speaker Series on Immigration History
- Andrea Orzoff: NMSU, Department of History

Discourses to Power: Whiteness, Race, and Citizenship in U.S. Immigration History
- Barbara Reyes: UNM, Department of History

History of Immigrant Advocacy in the Midland/Odessa Area of Texas 
Ginger Schantz: Graduate Student, NMSU, Department of Government

2.15-3.45pm Film: Lost in Detention (PBS, 2011) and discussion with producer Maria Hinojosa (Writer and Journalist, PBS-NOW; NPR-Latino USA; PBS-Need to Know) (Corbett Auditorium)

3.45-5.15pm Panel 3: US and Mexican Immigration Policies

Immigration policies of the US and Mexico: between security and co-operation 
Álvaro Martínez: Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas (UNACH)

Bracero Memories: forgetting and abandonment in northern Mexico 
-
 Luis Alfonso Herrera : Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez (UACJ)

The Human Rights of Migrants from Chiapas to the US: Reflections on Migration Policy in Mexico 
Perla Vargas: Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas (UNACH)

7.00-9.00pm KEYNOTE ADDRESS: "Stories from the Frontlines: Detention, Deportation and the New America" - Maria Hinojosa (Writer and Journalist, PBS-NOW; NPR-Latino USA; PBS-Need to Know) (Corbett Auditorium)

Tuesday, June 19

9.30-11.00am Panel 4: Education and Immigration Integration

Immigration Lockdown: The Exclusion of Mexican Immigrants Through Legislation
- Carlos E. Posadas: NMSU, Department of Criminal Justice; and Christina Medina: NMSU, Department of Government

Return Immigrant Integration in Central America 
Luis Reyes: NMSU, Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Immigration, Spanish-speaking Students, and Standardized Testing in the Transnational Border Region 
Kathleen Staudt and Lizely Madrigal-González: UTEP, Political Science

11.30-1.00pm Panel 5: Roundtable discussion on Human Trafficking and the U.S.-Mexico Border

Susan Tiano: UNM, Department of Sociology, Latin America & Iberian Institute

- Richard Schaefer: UNM, Department of Communication and Journalism

Carolyn Gonzales: UNM, Department of Communication and Journalism

Tony Payán: UTEP, Political Science; Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez

2.30-4.00pm Panel 6: Documenting Human Rights Violations: Comparing Methods and Findings from Mexico and the U.S.

Developing a Border Abuse Documentation System 
Brian Erickson: American Civil Liberties Union, Regional Center for Border Rights

Documenting Human Rights Violations of Migrants in Mexico 
Miguel Angel Paz: Voces Mesoamericanas, Chiapas, Mexico

Human Rights Violations Against Mexicans Detained in the U.S.
Lizeth Martinez, Centro de Derechos Humanos del Migrante, Ciudad Juárez

Wednesday, June 20

Wednesday's events are sponsored by University of Texas - El Paso

9.30-11.00am Panel 7: Roundtable Discussion on Immigration Policy

Joe Heyman: UTEP, Anthropology

Vicki Gaubeca: ACLU, Regional Center for Border Rights, Las Cruces

Sarah Nolan: PICO/Café (Comunidades de Acción y Fe), Las Cruces

Diana Bustamante: Colonias Development Council, Las Cruces

11.30-1.00pm Panel 7 CONTINUED

Christine Sierra: UNM, Southwest Hispanic Research Institute

Jason Ackleson: NMSU, Department of Government, US Citizenship and Immigration Services

Neil Harvey: NMSU, Department of Government

Thursday, June 21

To attend the following community events, please register here or at the registration table during the conference. 

Please note that registration for the community events in El PAso and Chaparral are limited to 14 people.

5.00-7.00pm COMMUNITY EVENT: Border Farmworkers Center, El Paso, TX

Discussion of immigration reform with staff and farmworkers

(If you require transportation, please meet at Nason House, 1200 University Avenue, directly across from FedEx Kinko's, at 4.00pm; return transportation will arrive back at Nason House at 8.00pm.)

Friday, June 22

1.30-3.30pm COMMUNITY EVENT: Vecinos Unidos, Chaparral, NM

(If you require transportation, please meet at Nason House, 1200 University Avenue, directly across from FedEx Kinko's, at 12.30pm; return transportation will arrive back at Nason House at 4.30pm)

5.00-7.00pm COMMUNITY EVENT: Nason House, NMSU, Las Cruces, NM

Closing discussion on the week's activities at NMSU's Center for American and Border Studies

If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or service to attend the conference, please contact Dr. Neil Harvey (nha...@nmsu.edu or 575.646.3220) at least three (3) days prior to the conference or as soon as possible.

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June 8, 2012

Immigration News

Latino USA’s Maria Hinojosa to Keynote Immigration Conference

Once again, New Mexico State University (NMSU) will host a timely summer immigration conference. Drawing seasoned scholars from different backgrounds and institutions, the conference plans on delving into many issues that remain unresolved in spite of years of political debate and posturing on both sides of the border.

Keynoting the June 17-22 series of talks and community events will be award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa, Public Broadcasting Service veteran and host of the long-running radio show “Latino USA” aired on many National Public Radio-affiliated stations. The daughter of immigrants, Hinojosa’s June 18 speech is entitled “Stories from the Frontlines: Detention, Deportation and the New America.”

In a series of panels, scholars from the United States and Mexico will explore topics including the relationship between security policies and immigration, education and immigration, legacies of the old Bracero Program, human trafficking on the U.S.-Mexico border, and enforcement policies. A presentation by Jose Villalobos of the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) will examine the gap between the Obama administration’s promises and immigrant deportation.

According to conference organizers, the gathering “focuses on the social impacts of border enforcement and discusses the challenges facing community organizations as they seek to promote dialogue and alternative approaches based on respect for human rights…”

The participating scholars and community leaders include Neil Harvey, head of New Mexico State University’s Department of Government;  Susan Tiano, director of the University of New Mexico’s Latin American and Iberian Institute; Alvaro Martinez of the Autonomous University of Chiapas;  Luis Alfonso Herrera of the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez;  Diana Bustamante, executive director of the Las Cruces-based Colonias Development Council; and Kathleen Staudt and Lizely Madrigal-Gonzalez of UTEP’s Department of Political Science, among many others.

As part of the organizers’ goal of connecting community with academia, some participants will visit Chaparral, a low-income community with a large immigrant population in southern New Mexico’s Dona Ana County, and meet with staff members and farmworkers at the Border Agricultural Workers Center in neighboring El Paso, Texas.

All the conference panels, which are scheduled to take place at the Corbett Center Auditorium at the heart of the NMSU campus, are free and open to the public. Spanish and English translation will be available.

For conference details, interested readers can go to the following website: http://immigration.nmsu.edu


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molly

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SEE THIS ADDENDUM TO THE NMSU IMMIGRATION CONFERENCE; FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Lucia Carmona <luciav...@gmail.com>
Emilio Gutierrez Soto <gutierre...@ymail.com>
Neil Harvey <nha...@nmsu.edu>

“The Truth Up-Front” Mexican Journalism: Silence or Death 
June 16, 2012, 6:00-8:00 PM


We would be honored to have you  participate in this event that will precede the conference "Immigration Policy and Human Rights: perspectives from border communities" at New Mexico State University, June 18-22.

                  The forum “The Truth Up-front” and will  include the Mexican journalists who fled to seek asylum in the United States and other countries.
 
 

Place: Nason House / NMSU Building

Center for Latin American Studies

1200 University Ave, Las Cruces (directly across from FedEx Kinko's)

Date: June 16, 2012 

Time:  6:00 to 8:00 PM


“The Truth Up-Front” 
Mexican Journalism:
Silence or Death 
June 16, 2012

Topics for discussion:
· Impunity and Corruption (In Mexico)
· Summary of the process for seeking political asylum
· Legal Aspects
· International Solidarity
· Impact of leaving your country


PROGRAM
 
        6:00—6:30PM Welcome and Introductions 
                - By the Alianza Members and
                - Dr Neil Harvey, Professor and Government                      Department Head at NMSU
 
        6:30—6:40 Héctor Salazar                 
                - Special Guest presentation
 
        6:40—6:50 Luis Horacio Nájera (Via Skype)
 
        6:50—7:35 Panelists:
        - Jorge Luis Aguirre
        - Ricardo Chávez Aldana
        - Emilio Gutiérrez Soto
        - Michele Salcedo (Via Skype)
        - Katie Anita Hudak
 
        7:35—7:50 Q&A
 
        7:50—8:00  Reflections, Closing and Remarks
                - By Emilio Gutiérrez Soto




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