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UC-Wide Immigration Conference

"We asked for workers, and families came:" Children and Families in Migration

Friday, February 22, 2013
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

UC-wide Immigration Conference 2013

“We asked for workers and families came:”

Children, youth and families in migration

Friday, February 22, 2013

9 am to 8 pm (including dinner and cultural event)

University of California, Los Angeles

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 forming?  What are their daily lives and experiences, and aspirations for the future?  What policies and practices best support the health and welfare of immigrant children, youth and families? How does the recognition of children’s claims to educational access and to various forms of lawful status (ranging from Deferred Action to U.S. citizenship), based on their ties or their birth in the United States, both reflect and affect fundamental notions of citizenship and belonging?  

Sponsors:  Program on International Migration and the International Institute. 

Co-Sponsors:  Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, UCSD; the Institute for American Cultures; the Latin American Institute; the Division of Social Sciences; the UCLA School of Law; The Burkle Center for International Relations; the Center for European and Eurasian Studies; the Departments of Geography and Political Science; and the Irene Flecknoe Ross Lecture Series in the Department of Sociology.  The Irene Flecknoe Ross Lecture Series is made possible by a gift from Ray Ross in memory of his wife. 


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