Conference Addresses Migrant Restrictions, Advocacy Strategies

Nov. 4, 2009

Event: The Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) at The University of Texas at Austin presents a three-day conference "Migration during an Era of Restriction."

When: Nov. 4-6

Where: The University of Texas at Austin, Texas Union and the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

Background: Through panel presentations and roundtable discussions, scholars and legal experts from the United States, France, Germany, Spain, Russia, Turkey, Mexico and Peru will discuss immigration policy issues and present research findings on migration developments in Europe and the United States.

Presenters will examine a wide range of topics, including changing immigration policies, ethnic tensions, border control, deportations, remittances, return migration, legal and human rights issues affecting migrants, impacts of removals in sending countries and the prospects for continuing high emigration rates.

Graduate students will present their papers on migrant restrictions during the social event on Nov. 4. The conference's main sessions will take place Nov. 5-6.

The conference is free and open to the public. Media are invited. Visit the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies Web site for a full schedule.

Organizers of the event include LLILAS, Center for European Studies; France-UT Institute; Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies; Center for Mexican American Studies; Population Research Center; the C.B. Smith Sr. Centennial Chair in U.S.-Mexico Relations No.1; Departments of Government, Geography and Sociology; The School of Law; Graduate School; and the George W. Jalonick III and Dorothy Cockrell Jalonick Centennial Lectureship Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost.

For more information, contact: Jessica Sinn, College of Liberal Arts, 512-471-2404; Paloma Diaz, assistant to the director and senior program coordinator, Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, 512-232-2409.